5 Reasons for MNOs to Support Host Card Emulation
What is Host Card Emulation (HCE)?
HCE is a mobile technology that emulates a physical smart card using only software.
HCE reduces the complexity of the current NFC ecosystem.
But what benefits can HCE offer Mobile Network Operators (MNOs)?
1. Save on the reissuance of SIM cards
MNOs can immediately roll-out NFC services, without having to invest in updated SIMs (UICC) or additional infrastructure.
2. Provide stronger authentication
Using the SIM for strong authentication gives the MNOs an important role as authentication authority.
This will increase transaction security, speed and network availability
3. Support a wider service portfolio
Hosting the secure element remotely expands storage capacity and processing power.
With the Cloud, virtually an unlimited amount of SP applications can be supported.
The increasing processing power also decreases provisioning and transaction time
4. Be future proof:
HCE is easily adaptable to future technology developments.
Updates and service launches are easier and quicker without the need to upgrade hardware.
It makes bundling of services such as loyalty and couponing more efficient.
5. Enable flexible and scalable business models:
Extended capacity makes it possible for additional services to be hosted, expanding revenue generating capacity.
HCE reduces integration work, allowing the MNO to easily adapt to different business models.
HCE enables MNOs to expand capabilities, offerings and revenues in NFC. Watch our video:
Martin Cox – Global Head of Sales