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Gemalto Wins "Best Contribution to R&D for LTE" award at LTE World Summit 2012

Gemalto (Euronext NL0000400653 GTO), the world leader in digital security, announces it has won the LTE Awards in the “Best contribution to R&D for LTE“ at the LTE World Summit 2012. Gemalto’s winning entry is an acknowledgment of the innovation leadership and dedication to best-in-class research that helps bring operational LTE solutions to market quickly. This is the third consecutive recognition for Gemalto at LTE World Summit, following the “Best contribution to LTE standards“ and “Best enabling technology“ awards won in 2011. In the U.S, Gemalto also received the “Most Innovative Network Deployment” at 4G World 2011.

Gemalto’s Advanced Connectivity solution builds on its versatile LinqUs™ Advanced OTA platform and UpTeq LTE next-generation subscriber module, embedded with Gemalto’s unique secure polling software. This feature allows for automatic software update, to help ensure a 100% success rate for the download and activation of sensitive applications such as M2M subscriptions, large NFC payment applications, as well as the credentials for streaming video content over LTE networks.

“With over 150 million euros invested in R&D in 2011 and drawing on the expertise of Gemalto’s 1,500 scientists around the world, we are committed to developing LTE products and solutions tailored to the needs of Mobile Networks upgrading their data traffic capacity and capabilities,” commented Philippe Vallée, Executive Vice President, Gemalto. “With Advanced Connectivity solutions for LTE, we’ll continue to support our customers in differentiating themselves and monetizing their investment efficiently.”

Editor’s Note: LTE stands for Long Term Evolution, referring to fourth generation (4G) of mobile telephony standards; OTA stands for over-the-air, the ability to remotely and securely transmit and manage software and data residing on the secure element within a connected device; M2M stands for machine-to-machine, the growing market of wireless communication technology and services between and with connected devices.