June 15th, 2015 - AFSCM And CNA: a fruitful collaboration

With a view to facilitating the deployment of Transport ticketing on NFC* mobile phones, AFSCM and Calypso Networks Association (CNA) have developed a solution allowing users to travel on several networks with the same smart-ticket.

This solution, based on an application developed by CNA called Triangle, shared by public transport operators (PTO), public transport authorities (PTA) and managed by mobile operators (MNO), is the subject of two specifications/publications:

- a CNA technical specification for the Trusted Service Managers (TSM)  of transport operators about the management (provision, SIM card loading and usage) of the Calypso application on French mobile phones, taking into account the requirements of AFSCM and procedures of the MNO’s TSM. This guide describes the life-cycle of a Calypso application and includes in particular the requirements regarding the pooled application Triangle 2.

- a similar AFSCM  document for  the MNO  TSMs, a functional guide for the implementation of the Triangle 2 application and the Calypso "Shared Package". The latter is an application package shared by PTAs to install Calypso applications including the Triangle 2 pooled application.

Above all, it is important to emphasize the fruitful joint work that enabled the implementation of Calypso applications in compliance with AFSCM and Calypso security rules. AFSCM and CNA are especially grateful to SNCF and RATP for their contribution to this work.

* 7 million NFC mobile phones at the end of April 2015, source: Observatory NFC and Contactless.


About CNA


CNA (Calypso Networks Association) is a non-profit organization based in Brussels, which aims to develop and promote the contactless ticketing standard CALYPSO.

CNA, founded in 2003, now includes more than 50 members, Calypso users or suppliers, the deployment of which extends to more than 125 regions and countries on 4 continents.

Calypso has the unique characteristic of being a high security level solution, interoperable, open with a very wide range of suppliers and used in many industries, such as transport, tourism, leisure, universities, access control, etc.

CNA Contact:



+331 58 78 62 15

Twitter: calypsonet_asso




AFSCM (French Association of Contactless Mobile) is a non-profit organization, which aims to facilitate the technical development and promotion of mobile contactless services. AFSCM was founded in April 2008 by the three French mobile operators Bouygues Telecom, Orange France and SFR, joined by EI Telecom in 2009.

AFSCM Contact:

Gregory Azoulay

+331 42 97 94 51





Twitter:  nfc_mobile

Soon, the UITP congress in Milan

Come and visit the Calypso Networks Association (CNA) booth in the next UITP World Congress and Exhibition which takes place in Milan from June, Monday 8th to Wednesday 10th. We are located in the hall 4. The number of the CNA booth is 4D124.

Every two years, Calypso Networks Association is used to participate to the UITP (International Association of Public Transport) Congress and Exhibition. It meets the transport authorities and operators as well as the manufacturers and providers of the public transport sector. After Geneva in 2013, it is up to Milan to welcome all these actors of public transport.

“Smile in the City” is the slogan of this congress, for a transport which must perform better, be more efficient, respond to changing expectations, and be more customer- and business- oriented. Exactly what Calypso Networks Association has been promoting for many years with its open, secure, interoperable, multiservice and multiprovider solution for a contactless ticketing which be a true key for public transport development. We share the five keywords of Smile, Sustainability, Mobility, Innovation, Lifestyle and Economy.

This year, a visit to our booth will be an opportunity to speak with us and to discover the new policy of services and assistance that CNA proposes to all those who use Calypso or intend to. The stress will be put on Triangle, the international solution for interoperability which is now operational on the field, on the demonstration of mobile ticketing with the CNA applet available for all, on the certification policy...

Don’t forget to come and visit us, and to “Smile with CALYPSO” on the CNA booth. We are looking forward to seeing you in Milan.

OùRA! : interoperability in Rhône-Alpes (France)

The inhabitants of the French region Rhône-Alpes have now a single medium to access to public transport.

The OùRA! Card covers all the different means of transport of 8 departments, including the urban and suburban networks of all cities (Lyon, Grenoble, Saint-Etienne, Valence …), the interurban networks, and the French regional railways operated by SNCF (TER). It also includes Genève with Unireso. It represents more than one million contactless cards, and it is the result of an agreement between 27 different Transit Authorities of the Region.

The OùRA! Card can store interoperable transport tickets valid in every networks, but also all the existing specific transport tickets of each transport operator.

For Calypso, it demonstrates its strong potential for interoperability at whatever level, regional or national, and even international with Triangle.