Gemalto Trusted Services Manager Selected for Singapore’s Nation-wide Near Field Communication (NFC) Roll-out
Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore (IDA) awards call-for-collaboration to Gemalto-led consortium
Singapore, Oct 25, 2011–Gemalto, (Euronext NL0000400653 GTO), the world leader in digital security, announces its selection by IDA as the trusted third party to deploy mobile NFC contactless services across Singapore.
Gemalto will develop and operate its Trusted Services Manager (TSM) solution to securely deploy and manage mobile NFC services such as payment, ticketing, loyalty and other wireless services like the smart poster which allows consumers to interact with advertisements.
With Singapore’s three mobile operators all connected to this interoperable NFC infrastructure, banks, payment and service providers will be able to deploy innovative mobile NFC services to all mobile subscribers. This open yet secure platform will also encourage widespread participation by businesses and service providers from wide-ranging industries to join the ecosystem to offer more consumer services, including mobile coupons, mobile tickets and product information.
The complete TSM operation will take place in a secure environment in Singapore, whereby end users’ data is provisioned confidentially over the air to their devices.
“Gemalto is delighted to lead this landmark project. We believe that businesses will benefit from new revenue streams while consumers enjoy a greater array of new services – faster, safer and more conveniently,” said Tan Teck Lee, President of Gemalto Asia.
“The TTP infrastructure will enable prospective service providers to reach out to all mobile subscribers in Singapore. Such ubiquitous access will spur the growth and adoption of innovative NFC mobile services, and in turn transform Singapore’s payment landscape. The CFC award today is an important milestone in the development of the NFC ecosystem that will enable the deployment of payment as well as other services.” said RADM (NS) Ronnie Tay, Chief Executive Officer of IDA.
The project is expected to launch commercially to consumers from middle of 2012.
Gemalto (Euronext NL0000400653 GTO) is the world leader in digital security with 2010 annual revenues of €1.9 billion and over 10,000 employees operating out of 87 offices and 13 Research & Development centers in 45 countries.
Gemalto is at the heart of our evolving digital society. Billions of people worldwide increasingly want the freedom to communicate, travel, shop, bank, entertain, and work–anytime, anywhere, in ways that are convenient, enjoyable and secure. Gemalto delivers on the growing demands for personal mobile services, identity protection, payment security, authenticated online services, cloud computing access, modern transportation, e-healthcare and e-government services. Gemalto does this by providing secure software, a wide range of secure personal devices, and managed services to wireless operators, banks, enterprises and government agencies.
Gemalto is the world leader for electronic passports and identity cards, two-factor authentication devices for online protection, smart credit/debit and contactless payment cards, as well as subscriber identification modules (SIM) and universal integrated circuit cards (UICC) in mobile phones. Also, in the emerging machine-to-machine applications Gemalto is a leading supplier of wireless modules and machine identification modules (MIM). To operate these solutions and remotely manage the software and confidential data contained in the secure devices Gemalto also provides server platforms, consulting, training, and managed services to help its 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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