KPN Netherlands Deploys Gemalto Real-Time Steering of Roaming Solution

KPN Netherlands Deploys Gemalto Real-Time Steering of Roaming Solution

Mobile World Congress, Barcelona, Feb 15, 2010–Gemalto (Euronext NL0000400653 GTO), the world leader in digital security, today announced that KPN Netherlands has started deploying Roaming Director, its real-time solution for steering of roaming. KPN Netherlands is the largest mobile operator in the country with close to eight million subscribers. With Gemalto’s solution, subscribers will use KPN’s preferred partners when traveling, which enables them to benefit from the operator’s latest services abroad.

Gemalto’s real time traffic steering solution enables KPN Netherlands to dynamically connect subscribers to its preferred partners through a transparent and seamless process for the end user. Roaming Director complements the usual network-based steering methods with the SIM-OTA technology. This combination increases tremendously the efficiency of traffic redirection and offers compatibility with all handsets, including smart phones. The customer experience is also enhanced. End users can immediately place a call or send an SMS, as soon as they arrive abroad.

Roaming Director offers an intuitive graphical interface for KPN Netherlands to monitor traffic distribution in real time by country and by operator. With the Gemalto solution, the roaming manager can easily fine-tune traffic redirection according to his business requirements.

“A large proportion of KPN Netherlands customers travel abroad for business or leisure so it was essential for the operator to provide excellent quality of service to roamers,” commented Philippe Vallée, Executive Vice President, Telecommunications Business Unit at Gemalto. “This new contract reinforces Gemalto’s leadership in the roaming market. It also confirms our ability to provide software and services that help operators to enhance their subscribers’ mobile experience.”

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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), Universal Integrated Circuit Card (UICC) in mobile phones, smart banking cards, smart card access badges, 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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