An international consortium of payment and wireless industry leaders today announced their participation in Banka Koper’s field trial to bring SIM-based NFC mobile payments to Slovenia.
CASSIS International, INSIDE Contactless, Sagem Orga and Sagem Wireless, in cooperation with Slovenian mobile service provider Mobitel, have provided Banka Koper with the payment infrastructure and applications for the trial, which will run through June 2010.
Participants in the trial will be able to make purchases using mobile phones at any of the merchant locations in Slovenia that accept MasterCard and Maestro PayPass contactless payment cards.
Participants will also be able to use mobile services based on smart posters, including contextual information, advertisements and coupons.
Banka Koper’s payment service will be provided over-the-air onto a single-wire protocol SIM card. Both the MasterCard M/Chip application and Mobitel’s single-wire protocol NFC SIM card have been developed by Sagem Orga.
The NFC-compliant Mobitel handset, manufactured by Sagem Wireless, incorporates INSIDE’s MicroRead NFC solution, which handles communication with NFC terminals, tags and other NFC handsets, and also includes INSIDE’s Wave-Me applet for interaction with smart posters.
Application and SIM card life cycle management is performed over-the-air by CASSIS MobileMatrix, a telco and commercial-grade trusted service management solution. CASSIS also provide the certified payment user-interface and smart poster management based on the award-winning PosterMatrix software platform.