Tenders Due for TSM Platform Planned by Taiwanese Banking Joint Venture

NFC Times Exclusive: Tenders are due tomorrow from vendors in response to a request for proposal for Taiwan’s second planned centralized trusted service management platform–this one from Taiwanese banking groups, which formed a mobile-payments joint venture late last month.

The groups are going ahead with plans for the service-provider TSM platform despite prospects for a fragmented NFC ecosystem in Taiwan, and host-card emulation on the horizon.

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Revised table on SP-TSM aggregators, SEi-TSM aggregators and hubs, including backers and TSM platform vendors

Among Topics Covered:

  • Taiwan banking joint venture’s deadline for tenders for service-provider TSM platform
  • Details of banking joint venture, Mobile Payment Co. Ltd.
  • TSM suppliers expected to submit proposals
  • Taiwan’s fragmented NFC ecosystem
  • Earlier contract by Taiwan’s telco-dominant NFC joint venture and plans by No. 1 operator Chunghwa Telecom
  • Muted impact so far for host-card emulation

Among companies and organizations mentioned:

Mobile Payment Co. Ltd
Alliance Digital Technology Co.
Chunghwa Telecom
National Credit Card Center (NCCC)
FISC
TWNCH
EasyCard Corp.
Safran Morpho
Gemalto
Smart Catch
Giescke & Devrient
Oberthur Technologies

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