Italy’s PosteMobile Selects Gemalto Solution Integrating Post Office Services into the Mobile Phone
With this solution, subscribers can pay their bills, send a telegram or transfer money from their mobile phone, anytime, anywhere
MVNOs Industry Summit, Barcelona, June 9, 2008–Gemalto (Euronext NL0000400653 GTO), the world leader in digital security, today announces it has provided PosteMobile, the first Mobile Virtual Network Operator (MVNO) in Italy, with a software solution that allows BancoPosta customers to securely carry out payment transactions with their mobile phone. Both PosteMobile and BancoPosta are part of the Poste Italiane Group. They take advantage of their unique position in the convergent mobile and banking worlds. Gemalto’s MVNO portal management solution makes everyday life easier for PosteMobile suscribers, as users simply send a command from their mobile phone to pay their bills, send a telegram or a fax, top up their account and wire money from their BancoPosta account and from PostePay, BancoPosta prepaid credit card.
PosteMobile was launched in November 2007 and immediately started to deploy mobile-banking services to their customers. The project has proven very successful, with over 200,000 BancoPosta customers using these services in just six months, among the over 250,000 PosteMobile customers. PosteMobile is now pursuing its innovation strategy by rolling out m-payment and M-Commerce services.
“We appreciate the high level of support Gemalto provided,” commented Roberto Giacchi, PosteMobile CEO. “Today, we are placing our trust in their service management solution again, to bring increased simplicity and convenience to our subscribers. Our goal is to transform the mobile phone into a real e-wallet, easy to use, anytime, anywhere.”
“Gemalto and PosteMobile share a common dedication to innovation in products and services,” added Philippe Vallée, Executive Vice President, Telecommunications Business Unit at Gemalto. “With this solution, we are effectively putting secure digital credentials into the hands of PosteMobile subscribers that will give them the freedom to pay quickly and safely.”
Gemalto (Euronext NL 0000400653 GTO) is the leader in digital security with pro forma 2007 annual revenues of over €1.6 billion, more than 85 offices in 40 countries and about 10,000 employees including 1,300 R&D engineers.
In a world where the digital revolution is increasingly transforming our lives, Gemalto’s solutions are designed to make personal digital interactions more convenient, secure and enjoyable.
Gemalto provides end-to-end digital security solutions, from the development of software applications through design and production of secure personal devices such as smart cards, SIMs, e-passports, and tokens to the deployment of managed services for its customers.
More than a billion people worldwide use the company’s products and services for telecommunications, financial services, e-government, identity management, multimedia content, digital rights management, IT security, mass transit and many other applications.
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.
Gemalto was formed in June 2006 by the combination of Axalto and Gemplus.
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