Tag Archive for GSMA


STA has formal liaisons with:

  • CEN TC278 WG3 SG5;
  • UITP
  • GSMA
  • UIC
  • EPTO
  • NFC Forum Transport Special Interest Group
  • Global Platform
  • EC
    • ERTICO
    • Smart Cities


In order to ensure interoperability from a Standards perspective the STA makes use of standards and specifications published by Organizations for Standards bodies such as CEN and ISO; and other memberhsip bodies such as GSMA, the NFC Forum, etc.

This document contains details of the reference documentation used in STA published documents. It is sub-divided by organisation. Note that no particular relevance should be ascribed to the other in which the various bodies appear; each is equally relevant in its own way to the work of STA.

Most STA-Documents contain a section on “Normative References” and the latest verions of the references are all included in this STA References Document.

Specific references will continue to be included in STA documents, particularly where the references are dated and have specific relevance to the document they are referenced by. These references may be “cross checked” with the STA References Document to establish their currency. In other cases where the reference is effectively to the “latest version” of the standard or specification, STA documentation may index to this document.

Note: National Standards and Specifications are not considered here, except where they have been translated into other languages by other national standards bodies and hence have a clearly international dimension. Normally however national standards are the subject of use in specific countries. Often National Standards are National implementations of standards published by international Standards Bodies, such as CEN or ISO.

Discover the full document here (The document has been updated in October 2017)

Mobile NFC in Transport

The GSMA represents the interests of mobile operators worldwide. Spanning more than 220 countries, the GSMA unites nearly 800 of the world’s mobile operators with more than 230 companies in the broader mobile ecosystem, including handset makers, software companies, equipment providers and Internet companies, as well as organisations in industry sectors such as financial services, healthcare, media, transport and utilities.

In September 2012, GSMA and UITP co-published the white paper Mobile NFC in Transport  to help create a common understanding of Smart Ticketing interoperability on both sides. The problem area – interoperability – lies on both sides: the very fragmented public transport sector clinging to subsidiarity; and the competitive private sector finding it hard to offer a truly global solution.

The difficult work on this paper – bringing two very different worlds together – started about one year before and it was the start of a close relationship between GSMA and UITP (through the Smart Ticketing Alliance).

Clearly, the mutual understanding has progressed since September 2012 but this document may still provide you with the necessary background knowledge!

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