Last month I was invited to attend the OMA (Open Mobile Alliance) meeting in London. I am already familiar with the W3C and to some extent with OMA – so it was a good opportunity to see the latest developments from the world of OMA. I will be doing a series of blogs about OMA – since there are many developments that are likely to impact us going forward
Thanks to Stephen Jones and Bobby Fraher for helping me out with the content
Here is one – Smart card web server.
The specs are HERE if you are interested.
Why is this relevant?
According to the OMA documentation,
SCWS is a Web server running in the SIM card ((U)SIM, R-UIM, CSIM) that implements a network operator’s services and is portable across handsets. It provides static and dynamic web pages and allows transactions between the card and an HTTP based application running in the handset – for example a Web browser. Using the SCWS, an operator’s SIM applications, such as a Toolkit application, can benefit from the look and feel and multimedia capabilities of a browser. It also enables the deployment of secure services with standard Web technology by leveraging inherent smart card security features.
and here is a link from Telecom Italia on smart card web server showing a bit more about how this will come to fruition in real life ..
Definitely one to watch. If you have some developments / views in this space, happy to report them/blog about them