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Global Smart Card Market in the Government Sector 2016-2020

About Smart Card Market in the Government Sector

Smart cards are pocket-sized cards that are embedded with integrated circuits. Smart cards can be used in many sectors such as banking, financial services, and insurance (BFSI); transportation; government; and healthcare for identification and authentication. They provide individuals with authorized access to secured premises of an organization to ensure data security and confidentiality. Smart cards are used for various applications such as payments and transit ticketing.

In the government sector, smart cards are used for authentication. These cards store data and information of users such as biometric data and bank account details. Some governments, such as that of Turkey, have implemented the use of smart card driving licenses that keep a record of driving offenses and unpaid fines. Smart cards are used to store confidential medical information such as blood type, allergies, and biometric data.

Technavio’s analysts forecast the global smart card market in the government sector to grow at a CAGR of 10.69% during the period 2016-2020.

Covered in this report

The report covers the present scenario and the growth prospects of the global smart card market in the government sector for the period 2016-2020. To calculate the market size, the report considers the revenue generated from the sales and shipment of smart cards in the government sector.

The market is divided into the following segments based on geography:

  • Americas
  • APAC
  • EMEA
Technavio's report, Global Smart Card Market in the Government Sector 2016-2020, has been prepared based on an in-depth market analysis with inputs from industry experts. The report covers the market landscape and its growth prospects over the coming years. The report also includes a discussion of the key vendors operating in this market.

Key vendors
  • Gemalto NV
  • Giesecke & Devrient GmbH
  • Oberthur Technologies
  • Safran SA
  • Watchdata Technologies
Other prominent vendors
  • Advanced Card Systems
  • CardLogix
  • Entrust DataCard
  • Infineon Technologies
Market driver
  • Increased need to reduce identity duplication
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market challenge
  • High total cost of ownership
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market trend
  • Emergence of multi-application smart cards
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Key questions answered in this report
  • What will the market size be in 2020 and what will the growth rate be?
  • What are the key market trends?
  • What is driving this market?
  • What are the challenges to market growth?
  • Who are the key vendors in this market space?
  • What are the market opportunities and threats faced by the key vendors?
  • What are the strengths and weaknesses of the key vendors?


Press Release

Technavio Announces the Publication of its Research Report – Global Smart Card Market in the Government Sector 2016-2020

Technavio recognizes the following companies as the key players in the Global Smart Card Market in the Government Sector: Gemalto NV, Giesecke & Devrient GmbH, Oberthur Technologies, Safran SA, and Watchdata Technologies.

Other Prominent Vendors in the market are: Advanced Card Systems, CardLogix, Entrust DataCard, and Infineon Technologies.

Commenting on the report, an analyst from Technavio’s team said: “With advances in technology, a number of vendors are offering multi-application smart cards. Multi-application smart cards are a combination of contactless and contact interfaces in a single card. They have shared storage and information processing and eliminate the need to carry multiple cards for different applications. By 2020, the government of India will implement the use of multi-application smart cards for national IDs and e-purses.”

According to the report, with advances in technology, the number of incidences of identity fraud and forgery is increasing. There is a strong need for a solution that can prevent fraudulent activities. Smart cards have been introduced to reduce duplication or imitation of an individual’s identity. The data stored on smart cards is difficult to forge or decode because it is secured with a PIN. Even in cases of lost and stolen cards, the chances of data theft or identity duplication are very low. As smart cards offer high security and are reliable, many government organizations are implementing the use of smart cards for different purposes such as passports and driving licenses.

Further, the report states that the high initial deployment and replacement cost of smart cards in some regions is a major challenge for the smart card market.





Companies Mentioned

Gemalto NV, Giesecke & Devrient GmbH, Oberthur Technologies, Safran SA, Watchdata Technologies, Advanced Card Systems, CardLogix, Entrust DataCard, Infineon Technologies.

  • Executive summary
    • Highlights
  • Scope of the report
    • Market overview
  • Market research methodology
    • Research methodology
    • Economic indicators
  • Introduction
    • Key market highlights
  • Market landscape
    • Market overview
      • Table Overview of global smart card market in government sector
    • Working flow of smart cards
      • Table Working flow of smart cards
    • Smart card memory
    • Types of smart cards
    • Smart card applications
    • Advantages of smart cards
    • Disadvantages of smart cards
    • Smart card applications in government sector
    • Global smart card market
      • Table Global smart card market 2015-2020 ($ billions)
      • Table Global unit shipment of smart cards 2015-2020 (billions of units)
    • Smart cards in government sector in global smart card market
      • Table Revenue of smart cards in government sector in global smart card market 2015-2020 (% share)
      • Table Unit shipment of smart cards in government sector in global smart card market 2015-2020 (% share)
    • Global smart card market in government sector
      • Table Global smart card market in government sector 2015-2020 ($ billions)
      • Table Global unit shipment of smart cards in government sector 2015-2020 (millions of units)
  • Life cycle analysis
    • Table Life cycle analysis
  • Geographical segmentation
    • Segmentation of global smart card market in government sector by geography
      • Table Segmentation of global smart card market in government sector by geography 2015-2020 (% share)
      • Table Segmentation of global smart card market in government sector by geography 2015-2020 (% share of unit shipment)
      • Table Segmentation of global smart card market in government sector by geography 2015-2020 ($ millions)
  • Market attractiveness
    • Market attractiveness by geography
      • Table Market attractiveness by geography 2015-2016
      • Table Market attractiveness by geography 2019-2020
  • Buying criteria
    • Table Buying criteria for smart cards in government sector
  • Market drivers
    • Increased adoption of smart cards in defense and other government programs
    • Increased need to reduce identity duplication
    • Need to comply with government regulations
  • Impact of drivers
    • Table Impact of drivers
  • Market challenges
    • High total cost of ownership
    • Increase in price wars
    • Growing complexity of smart card chips
    • Lack of awareness among government organizations
  • Impact of drivers and challenges
    • Table Impact of drivers and challenges
  • Market trends
    • Emergence of multi-application smart cards
    • Adoption of NFC-based mobile payments
    • Integration of biometric technologies into smart cards
      • Table Adoption of smart cards integrated with biometrics in airports
    • Increased adoption of contactless smart cards in developing countries
  • Five forces model
    • Table Five forces model
  • Vendor landscape
    • Competitive scenario
    • Product offerings
      • Table Product offerings
    • Description of vendors
    • Vendor matrix
      • Table Vendor matrix
    • Competitive rating
      • Table Competitive rating
    • Other prominent vendors
      • Table Other prominent vendors
      • Table Entrust DataCard: Products offered
  • Appendix
    • List of abbreviations
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