This seems to have happened in November when the GSMA announced that 45 carriers (and a few handset-manufacturers) have accepted and endorsed the single-wire protocol for NFC phones. (Read here). This is extremely relevant for the NFC industry for the following reasons:
- The common commitment will provide the basis for developers of payment systems to start focussing their efforts around an agreed architecture.
- The fact that phones, processes and systems can now be deployed that will be interoperable and inter-changable, will support a more viable business case.
- Lots of the energy that was spent on alternative solutions will loose momentum.