Gemalto Deploys Innovative Solution For The Management Of 3G/HSPA Connected Devices

Gemalto Deploys Innovative Solution For The Management Of 3G/HSPA Connected Devices

Gemalto partners with Option to deliver remote management over the internet of 3G/HSPA USB modems for mobile operators

Mobile World Congress, Barcelona, Feb 17, 2009–Gemalto (Euronext NL0000400653 GTO), the world leader in digital security, today announces the next step in its strategy to manage all connected devices remotely, with the combination of its Smart Device Management Center (SDMC) service offer and the 3G/HSPA USB modem from Option. This universal solution provides a means for operators to conveniently deploy their mobile services on the PC environments of their subscribers, via a 3G/HSPA USB modem, and remotely update them over the mobile broadband internet connection. The SDMC can also deliver automatic USB modem firmware updates in a manner which is completely invisible to the user.

Gemalto has already deployed the SDMC with one of France’s leading operators. This service is operated by Gemalto on behalf of its MNO customers. The second phase announced today enables the remote management of 3G/HSPA USB modems via the SDMC software on board.

This service has been developed in response to mobile operators’ needs to deliver firmware updates to 3G/HSPA USB modems when their networks are upgraded to a higher version of HSPA. It also meets their marketing needs to be able to monitor and track usage of the different software applications installed on the USB modem.

A universal solution for the remote management of smart connected devices Over The Internet (OTI), the SDMC enables Gemalto to efficiently manage the life cycle of wire line and wireless connected devices on the operator’s behalf. This includes data provisioning and activation, segmentation, and all administration and updates required to handle the evolution of an operator’s PC services environment. This service will be extended to Mobile Internet Devices and 3G laptops.

“Addressing 3G+ USB modems via the SDMC is a new step for Gemalto,” said Michel Canitrot, Senior Vice President, UpTeq Innovations, Gemalto. “We have proven our leadership in managing products and solutions via Over The Air platforms and this is the first time we have deployed a remote management system using an internet bearer. The SDMC goes further in helping mobile operators manage their applications in connected devices and we will continue to enrich its capabilities. We were really pleased to partner with Option, a renowned modem maker within the European market place”.

“Gemalto’s SDMC and our USB modems combined give mobile operators an exciting new platform for the creation and delivery of revenue enhancing services,” said Patrick Hofkens, Vice President Strategic Alliances, Option. “We look forward to working with our customers to extend remote device management into mobile internet devices and laptops with embedded HSPA connectivity. Applications and services that are relevant to the mobile community will increase the appeal of these devices both to the mobile operators and their end-users.”

Visit Gemalto at the Mobile World Congress, 16-19 February 2009, Stand 8A102

About Gemalto

Gemalto (Euronext NL 0000400653 GTO) is the world leader in digital security with 2008 annual revenues of €1.68 billion, and 10,000 employees operating out of 75 offices, research and service centers in 40 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) in mobile phones, smart banking cards, electronic passports, and USB tokens for online identity protection. To complete the solution 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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