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Emerging Technology Analysis: Cloud-Based Secure Element

Published: 16 September 2013

ID: G00255264

Analyst(s): Sandy Shen


NFC services have got off to a slow start due to the complexity of the ecosystem and service platforms. Technology and service providers should note that the emergence of a cloud-based secure element can disrupt the existing architecture and potentially speed up the adoption of NFC services.

Table Of Contents


  • Technology Description
    • Three Types of Cloud-Based SE
    • Security Mechanisms
    • Transaction Speed
    • Device Support
    • Application Support
    • Certification Needed
  • Technology Adoption
    • Factors That Will Drive Adoption
    • Factors That Will Inhibit Adoption
  • Technology Impact
    • Actions to Take Now
    • Actions for the Next Six to 18 Months
  • References

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