Trusted Connectivity Alliance (TCA) is a global industry association working to enable trust in a connected future.
The organisation evolved from the SIMalliance in 2020, reflecting the continued expansion of the global SIM industry and the need for broader collaboration.
Today, Trusted Connectivity Alliance members include leading providers of secure connectivity solutions for consumer, IoT and M2M devices. This spans Tamper Resistant Element (TRE) technologies including SIM, eSIM, integrated SIM, embedded Secure Element (eSE) and integrated Secure Element (iSE), as well as hardware and software provisioning and other personalisation services.
To drive the sustained growth of a connected society through trusted connectivity.
To leverage our members’ expertise to enable all stakeholders across society to benefit from secure and interoperable connectivity solutions.
Provide exclusive statistical insight into the global secure connectivity ecosystem based on members’ market and actual shipment data.
Specifications and Interoperability
Develop technical specifications, guidelines and requirements, as well as supporting test specifications, tools and services, to promote trusted connectivity through advanced security, interoperability and performance.
Industry Engagement and Strategy
Engage and collaborate with other technical associations and standards bodies to support the continued standardisation of the global secure connectivity ecosystem.
Develop educational resources to inform stakeholders and support the sustained growth of trusted connectivity.
Comprising representatives from Executive Member companies, the Trusted Connectivity Alliance Board of Directors defines the organisation’s strategic focus and direction.
Chair of the Board
Vice President of Product Line, IDEMIA
Head of eSIM, Product Management and Marketing, NXP
Director of Marketing for Embedded Products at Thales
Mobile Security Consumer Business Line Director, STMicroelectronics
Senior Director Standardisation, G+D
Frequently Asked Questions
What is a Tamper Resistant Element?
A TRE is a standalone secure element or secure enclave, consisting of hardware and low-level software providing resistance against logical and physical attacks, capable of hosting secure applications and their confidential and cryptographic data, and are available in removeable, embedded and more recently, integrated form factors.