As the wireless world opens up, this book sets out to explore the evolving role of the SIM in the telecommunications sector. From the origins of the "smart card" as a security component within the GSM standard, the authors set out to demonstrate how this has become a billion-selling device and looks to its unlimited future potential as a linking technology that will interconnect every type of global industry. The authors draw on their own extensive experience in the field to provide a solid, technical framework that explains the nature of SIM architectures and infrastructures. Prominence is given to the evolution of SIM technology, including its potential to become a linking technology between different market sectors, from IT and financial services, to government administration and beyond. Industry and society as a whole will be challenged to consider the implications of the evolution of this technology beyond the confines of GSM. It offers a fresh, highly practical and business-oriented approach to SIM (subscriber identity module) technology, and illustrates points using numerous case studies which demonstrate the experiences of international operators and end-users alike.
It puts the SIM into context by showing its evolution from its initial role as a security token within GSM (Global System for Mobile Communication) standard to a key component for multiple network technologies such as 3G (3 rd Generation) and CDMA (Code Division for Multiple Access), and provides state-of-the-art advice on SIM architecture and infrastructure from economic and technical standpoints in accessible language and with ample diagrammatic and photographic illustrations. An enlightening read on the subject of Smart Cards for all mobile network operators (marketing, logistics, technical), handset manufacturers, network suppliers, market and financial analysts, press, financial institutions, governments.
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Number of pages: 250
Dimensions: 244 x 168 mm
Edition: Illustrated edition