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Competitive Landscape: Trusted Service Managers for NFC Services, 2012

Published: 18 October 2012

ID: G00226637

Analyst(s): Sandy Shen


Companies acting as trusted service managers are essential in implementing secure Near Field Communication services and connecting service providers to mobile devices. NFC service providers need to understand the responsibilities of this role and how TSMs can facilitate service deployment.

Table Of Contents


  • Competitive Situation and Trends
    • TSM Revenue Will Not Ramp Up Before 2015
    • Segregating TSM Roles into Secure Element or Service Provider Management
    • Smart Card Vendors Lead the TSM Race
  • Market Players
  • The Future of Competition
    • The Top Five TSM Providers Will Take 80% of the Market in 2015
    • Master Service Provider TSMs will Emerge
    • TSMs Will Take on the Role of Commercial Intermediation
  • Competitive Profiles
    • Bell ID
    • CorFire (SK C&C)
    • Gemalto
    • Giesecke & Devrient (G&D)
    • Oberthur Technologies
    • Sequent
  • References and Methodology

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