New GlobalPlatform guide enables consistent,
secure and interoperable mobile ticketing service management while
reducing solution time to market
04 May 2017 — Industry association
GlobalPlatform has published a technical document which details the
service management process to deliver transport ticketing securely on
mobile devices. Designed in collaboration with the Smart Ticketing
Alliance and the GSMA, the document brings the transport ticketing and
mobile communities together to ensure interoperable mobile ticketing is
brought to market efficiently and securely using an agreed framework.
The document, entitled GlobalPlatform Systems End-to-End
Simplified Service Management Framework Transport v1.0.0, streamlines
the management of contactless services by outlining how GlobalPlatform
Specifications can be used to deliver transport ticketing services on
mobile devices. The framework specifies: the workflows between the
involved parties to ensure a seamless end-to-end user experience; the
overall architecture to provide clarity in the data flow and
implementation; and, the configurations that should be used to ensure
interoperability across various interfaces and devices.
"GlobalPlatform’s Specifications provide the architecture to
effectively deliver innovative and convenient mobile ticketing services,
without compromising security or privacy,” explains Mike Eastham, Chief
Advisor - Technology at ITSO Limited and GlobalPlatform Public
Transportation Sub Task Force Chair. “This new document is a turning
point for mobile ticketing services, bringing a clear and simple guide on
how existing standards can be applied. Using this consistent template,
the transport community can speed up the deployment of mobile ticketing
solutions, optimize existing smart card acceptance infrastructures and
ensure interoperability between different transport operators."
The document will be used by public transport operators and system
integrators to build the required ecosystem with mobile network
operators, secure element vendors and mobile device manufacturers.
John Verity, Smart Ticketing Alliance Chairman, adds: "This
technical framework allows public transport operators to deliver mobile
ticketing with the same levels of security as their smart card schemes.
The recommended standards emulate a smart card within a mobile device
using a secure element that can communicate with NFC-enabled ticketing
machines. Prior to this framework, fragmentation was widespread;
different implementation and management models were created for different
devices by different operators in different cities and regions. This
level of industry collaboration between the transport ticketing market,
the GSMA and GlobalPlatform, streamlines the deployment process and
improves interoperability by outlining a basic infrastructure model that
is proven and ready to implement."
This is the second framework to be released by GlobalPlatform. The
first, which focused on payments, was released in
2014. Both "end-to-end" frameworks act as an entry point to
GlobalPlatform for new players. Each actor selects the relevant end-to-
end framework by answering a simple set of questions. The configuration
selector will filter out the options enabling each actor to determine how
to implement its own components for a particular deployment.
The ‘GlobalPlatform Systems End-to-End
Simplified Service Management Framework Transport v1.0.0’ is
available free to GlobalPlatform Members and can be downloaded from the
GlobalPlatform store by non-
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About Smart Ticketing Alliance
The Smart Ticketing Alliance (STA) is established to support the
development of interoperable Smart Ticketing. The Founder Members are
the smart ticketing organisations in Germany (VdV ETS), UK (ITSO), France
(AFIMB) and the Calypso Networks Association, together with UITP
(International Association of Public Transport). The Smart Ticketing
Alliance AISBL is a non profit distributing association registered in
Belgium. For more information visit www.smart-ticketing.org