AIS and Gemalto Bring Instant Messaging to All Mobile Subscribers in Thailand

AIS and Gemalto Bring Instant Messaging to All Mobile Subscribers in Thailand

Keep in touch with friends and family while on the go, through any handset

Amsterdam, Feb 2, 2011–Gemalto (Euronext NL0000400653 GTO), the world leader in digital security, in cooperation with AIS, Thailand’s largest mobile operator with more than 30 million customers, and Microsoft launches Asia’s first “Chat SIM,” the innovative SIM that enables customers to chat unlimitedly from every handset 24 hours a day 7 days a week even without a smart phone, computer or notebook, using Gemalto’s LinqUs SIMessenger solution.

“With the rising popularity of social networking in Asia, there is an increasing need for instant connectivity and communication,” observed Tan Teck Lee, President, Gemalto Asia. “LinqUs SIMessenger meets this strong market demand by providing an always-on connection mode with friends and family to all AIS customers. Gemalto is proud to support AIS in launching Asia’s first mobile chatting service that works on 100% of handsets.”

Gemalto’s LinqUs SIMessenger solution is simple to use, utilizes an intuitive user interface and harnesses
a convenient protected automatic sign-in where user login and password are securely stored. Subscribers
can instantly log on to their Windows Live Messenger application via an SMS menu, anytime, anywhere.
For AIS, Gemalto’s operated services enabled low-cost hassle-free implementation and reduced time to market for the new service.

About Gemalto

Gemalto (Euronext NL 0000400653 GTO) is the world leader in digital security with 2009 annual revenues of €1.65 billion, and over 10,000 employees operating out of 75 offices, research and service centers in 41 countries.

Gemalto is at the heart of our evolving digital society. The freedom to communicate, travel, shop, bank, entertain, and work–anytime, anywhere–has become an integral part of what people want and expect, in ways that are convenient, enjoyable and secure.

Gemalto delivers on the growing demands of billions of people worldwide for mobile connectivity, identity and data protection, credit card safety, health and transportation services, e-government and national security. We do this by supplying to governments, wireless operators, banks and enterprises a wide range of secure personal devices, such as subscriber identification modules (SIM), Universal Integrated Circuit Card (UICC) in mobile phones, smart banking cards, smart card access badges, electronic passports and USB tokens for online identity protection. Moreover Gemalto delivers on emerging applications related to the ‘Internet of things’ by supplying wireless modules and machine identification modules (MIM) for machine-to-machine communication. To complete these solutions we also provide software, systems and services to help our customers achieve their goals.

As the use of Gemalto’s software and secure devices increases with the number of people interacting in the digital and wireless world, the company is poised to thrive over the coming years.

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