Nearly 6 Billion SIM Card Shipments in 2017 despite sharp decline in NFC SIMs Worldwide

ABI Research forecasts SIM Card shipments will reach nearly six billion in 2017 and maintain relatively stable growth until 2021 despite a sharp decline in NFC SIMs worldwide. One can also observe that, the NFC SIM (known to the industry as Single Wire Protocol SIM) is stumbling behind the eSE (Embedded Secure Element) and HCE (Host Card Emulation), which continue to gain momentum due to ongoing interest from banks, financial institutions, and transportation authorities.
Leading SIM card and IC vendors include G&D, Gemalto, Morpho, and Oberthur Technologies. EM Microelectronic, Infineon, and Samsung continue to lead the market.

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