T-Mobile Group Experiments Gemalto’s New SIM-Based Technology to Massively Deploy Mobile Applications
Smart Card Web Server makes high-end services available to more subscribers
Amsterdam, the Netherlands, February 11, 2009 – Gemalto (Euronext NL0000400653 GTO), the world leader in digital security, today announced that T-Mobile has selected Gemalto to develop prototypes of rich media applications based on Smart Card Web Server Technology (SCWS) in the SIM card. Gemalto provided the operator with its MultimediaReady SIM card incorporating SCWS technology, which enables applications to run directly from the SIM. This approach allows T-Mobile to develop applications on any SCWS-compatible handset and consequently, to broaden access to high-end services, while offering a multimedia look and feel. Gemalto will be demonstrating this innovation applied to preferred contacts management at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona this week (Hall 8, 8A102).
“SIM technology has evolved over time, and the use of SCWS enables us to offer the rich media applications and interfaces that are integral to current mobile services,” added Philippe Vallée, Executive Vice President of the Telecommunications Business Unit at Gemalto. “This evolution meets T-Mobile’s need to make high-end mobile applications more and more widespread and Gemalto is proud to support their strategy.”
T-Mobile is one of the world’s leading operators serving over 123 million subscribers in Europe and the US. “We selected Gemalto because the company is a partner in SIM development,” commented Arnd Gallmann, Senior Vice President, Terminal Technology at T-Mobile International. “Our goal is to enhance the user experience of our customers by providing a broad range of terminal applications and handset customization. Gemalto provided a very innovative solution: using Smart Card Web Server technology to implement mobile applications in the SIM card.”
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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) 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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