T-Mobile Selects Gemalto’s Trusted Service Manager for First pan-European NFC Launch; Goes Live in Poland
Deploys complete NFC solution for nationwide rollout in Poland
Amsterdam, The Netherlands – Oct 31, 2012 – Gemalto (Euronext NL0000400653 GTO), the world leader in digital security, announces that T-Mobile has selected its LinqUs Trusted Service Manager (TSM) platform for the group-wide rollout of NFC services. Gemalto’s TSM platform will enable the secure installation and management of T-Mobile’s NFC services across major European markets. This group-wide deployment will be implemented firstly in Poland.
Gemalto provided PTC, T-Mobile’s network operator in Poland, with a complete NFC solution encompassing the TSM platform and the mobile wallet software, as well as the UpTeq NFC high-end card for mass deployment of SIM-based mobile contactless services. PTC will start the nationwide SIM upgrade to the new UpTeq NFC card by year-end to ensure NFC-readiness for the deployment of a broad range of innovative services to its 14-million subscriber base.
Gemalto’s end-to-end solution will enable PTC to efficiently grow its portfolio of NFC services through the progressive addition of new partners over time. The LinqUs TSM is an open and interoperable secure platform which permits interconnection with any service provider, while the UpTeq NFC secure device enables the operator to easily on-board and manage new services even after the issuance to end users.
This program is the first nationwide NFC rollout in Poland. The country has been a forerunner of contactless payment, with over 10 million banking cards and over 90,000 contactless terminals already active in the field, representing over 20% of the total point-of-sale readers. PTC customers will now be offered the convenience of using their mobile phone to enjoy a broad range of NFC services including payment, access to mass transit and parking systems, loyalty programs and stadium ticketing during major events.
“Gemalto’s NFC solution provides PTC with the excellent flexibility required to easily ramp up additional mobile contactless service” commented Jean-Claude Deturche, Gemalto senior vice president, Mobile Financial Services. “The project delivery expertise of our teams is key to the smooth deployment of their NFC program, and our capabilities acquired through several dozens of TSM commercial implementations worldwide will help T-Mobile in tapping the enormous potential of mobile contactless services being deployed in Europe.”
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