Recognizing NFC and TSM expansion
Gemalto (Euronext NL0000400653 GTO), the world leader in digital security, announces it has won two Future Mobile Awards from Juniper Research in the Near Field Communications (NFC) and Mobile Ticketing categories respectively. The awards recognize Gemalto’s role in mobile commerce through Universal Integrated Circuit Card (UICC) deployment and Trusted Service Management (TSM) for NFC technology, as well as contactless services for mass transit.
These awards were decided by industry experts based on criteria including: product range, innovation, geographic market penetration, evidence of commercial campaigns, partnerships, and potential future business. Gemalto is already one of the world’s leading technology suppliers powering a number of high-profile commercial NFC deployments and pilots, notably with KDDI in Japan, Crédit Agricole in France, Orange in Poland and the ISIS venture in the U.S.
“All mobile, financial and transport operators around the world benefit from lower risk and higher returns on their NFC programs by equipping their subscriber base with the highly reconfigurable secure technology found in Gemalto’s new UpTeq NFC cards and Allynis Trusted Service Management software,” said Jean-Claude Deturche, Senior Vice President of Mobile Financial Services at Gemalto. “Proactively deploying Gemalto UpTeq NFC cards and TSM software creates a solution prepared for new service and partners additions. NFC cards enable massive roll-out by sparing mobile operators the need to test all possible services and configurations and help identify the preferences and usage of each user. NFC is gaining tremendous traction and Gemalto has been there from the start. We are grateful to see this tremendous experience recognized and gaining traction in markets across the world.”
Juniper senior analyst and award panel judge David Snow commented: “Gemalto received the NFC award for being positioned in a pivotal role in the NFC market providing both UICC and the Trusted Service Manager for NFC services on a worldwide basis. The recent successes with major players such as IDA in Singapore as well as ISIS and JPMorgan Chase in the U.S. exemplify their leadership. Gemalto received the Mobile Ticketing award for its track record in delivering contactless solutions for mass transit systems for more than 10 years with more than 100 million contactless cards deployed and its continued innovations in the global migration to NFC ticketing.”