Host card emulation: NFC’s missing link

Rambus HCE - NFC's missing linkThis 14-page white paper, updated for 4Q 2015, explores how host card emulation (HCE) can overcome the challenges faced by service providers when implementing secure NFC services and sets out the benefits that HCE can offer over traditional NFC implementations that make use of a secure element on the user’s mobile device.

The paper explains that there are two main options available to service providers today — pure HCE and hybrid HCE — and examines the differences between the two implementation models.

It also explores the various benefits of HCE and discusses the impact of HCE on mobile network operators, suggesting that HCE gives carriers “innovative technology to immediately expand their capabilities, proposition and revenues in the NFC industry.”

This updated version also includes an exploration of the tokenization process and an overview of the prevailing deployment models for issuers. “This revised ebook addresses new topics such as tokenization, token service providers, Android Pay and Samsung Pay, in order to provide relevant answers to today’s questions,” explains Rambus, the author of the white paper.

Download this document and you will also learn about how HCE can be used in payments, transportation, rewards and ID applications and gain insight into the future of HCE technology.

This paper is sponsored and produced by Rambus and approved by the NFC World editorial team.

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