e-Passport Specifications and Next Generation Use Cases

Today the e-passport market can be described as one of maturity with a well-defined use case, particularly when compared to other government-issued credentials utilizing smart card technology. Well over 100 countries now issue e-passports and new green field issuance opportunity is somewhat limited as the market reaches its tipping point.

As ICAO continues to develop its next generation LDSV2 e-passport specification, due for release in 2016/2017, ABI Research will take a look back over the evolution of e-passports, the security measures undertaken and improved upon and provide analysis into how, if at all the soon-to-be released LDSV2 specification may pave the way for new business, added value and service enablement.

Table of Contents

  • 1. WHERE IS THE PASSPORT MARKET TODAY?
    • 1.1. Introduction
    • 1.2. Research Analysis Scope
    • 1.3. Passport: Legacy and e-Passport Definitions
  • 2. ICAO SPECIFICATION INTRODUCTION AND ANALYSIS
    • 2.1. ICAO Introduction
    • 2.2. ICAO Chronological Specification Evolution
    • 2.3. ABI Research ICAO Specification Definitions
    • 2.4. 1st Generation BAC / SAC
    • 2.5. BAC versus EAC
    • 2.6. BAC versus SAC
    • 2.7. The Overriding Issues with Today's Specifications
    • 2.8. Next-generation e-Passport Migration Drivers
    • 2.9. Next-generation e-Passport Migration Barriers
    • 2.10. Analysis of ICAO
  • 3. THE LDSV2 OPPORTUNITY: MOBILE AND MARKET CONVERGENCE
    • 3.1. LDSV2 to Change the Way ICAO Thinks
    • 3.2. EAC Infrastructure Likely to Form the Backbone for LDSV2
    • 3.3. LDSV2 Opportunities
    • 3.4. Will Passports Really Ever Be More Than Border Control Documents?
    • 3.5. Could LDSV2 Change the Shape of Passports?
    • 3.6. e-Passports and Market Convergence
    • 3.7. Where Does Mobile Sit?
  • 4. FORECAST METHODOLOGY AND EXPECTATIONS
    • 4.1. Forecast Methodologies
    • 4.2. ABI Research Forecast Expectations
  • 5. STRATEGIC RECOMMENDATIONS
    • 5.1. Strategic Recommendations
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Publish Date
3Q 2015
Code
AN-2003
Research Type
Technology Analysis Report
Pages
16