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