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Italian TIM prepares for 3G attack with a 1MB SIM card
Posted on 24-Nov-2003 21:22. | Tags Filed under: News.


Italian TIM prepares for 3G attack with a 1MB SIM card
As the transition to 3G communications continues to gather momentum, the world's most advanced mobile phone SIM card was today unveiled by three of the leading global suppliers of communications services, silicon chips and smart card technologies. The brand new 1MB SuperSIM card has been developed for TIM, the Italian mobile operator, by Oberthur Card Systems and STMicroelectronics.

The SIM (Subscriber Identity Module) card stores critical subscriber authentication information, and also optional private data such as personal phone directories and messages. Today's SIM cards were designed to store text-based data such as phone numbers or SMSs and do not have the memory capacity to store data such as MMS or photographic images that are increasingly demanded by mobile phone users. In the emerging 3G mobile communications world, SIM cards will need to offer far greater storage capacity and much faster communication between the SIM card and the mobile phone.

The new card, called SIMphonIC 3G MEGA, contains a state-of-the-art silicon chip, called ST22FJ1M, made by ST, which includes ST's proprietary SmartJ Java-accelerated 32-bit processor and a huge megabyte of embedded Flash memory (enough to hold hundreds of JPG image files) and embedded Operating System software developed by Oberthur Card Systems.

"The new 1MB SuperSIM, enables us to add a variety of 3G multimedia proposals to the exciting services already offered by our InteracTIM engine. It represents the latest step of an evolution started some years ago that brought TIM to pass, in less than 30 months, from a 32K card to the newest SIM-Plus 128K recently launched in mid October up to this very first innovative product that will revolutionize the mobile telephone market. This unequalled success has been possible thanks to the strong partnership that TIM has always developed with its Card Manufacturers and Chip Makers and that, based on this innovative product, will soon bring other important innovations related to smart card technologies," said Paolo Paganucci Smart Card Manager of TIM.

The new SIM card developed by Oberthur Card Systems to TIM in partnership with ST is compatible with both the new 3G networks (UMTS/W-CDMA) and current GSM networks in order to ease migration and enable services such as info-on-demand, mobile banking and access to a wide range of services.


More information: http://www.tim.it...

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