Decision on new SIM card size (4FF) postponed

ETSI Headquarters, Sophia Antipolis, France – 30 March 2012      

At its 54th meeting held on 29-30 March 2012 at Sophia Antipolis, France, ETSI's Smart Card Platform Technical Committee (TC SCP) decided to postpone any decision on the fourth form factor (4FF) for the UICC or SIM card.

The committee decided to delay any vote on the subject in the interest of trying to achieve a broad industry consensus, which is in keeping with the preferred decision making process at ETSI.

The next opportunity for a decision is at the forthcoming TC SCP meeting, on 31 May – 1 June 2012 in Osaka, Japan. An earlier meeting may be called by the chairman of TC SCP to deal with this subject but this requires a minimum of 30 days notice to ETSI Members.

Given the strong media interest, exceptionally ETSI has decided to communicate on this ongoing process.


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