TOT Selects Gemalto to Enhance its 3G Mobile Services Offering in Thailand
Bangkok, Thailand, Apr 1, 2010–Gemalto (Euronext NL0000400653 GTO), the world leader in digital security, today announced it has been selected by TOT Public Company Limited (TOT)–Thailand’s first full 3G operator of mobile telephony–to enhance TOT’s 3G offering by deploying an Over-The-Air (OTA) device management solution and USIM cards for their mobile customers. 3G, the third generation of telecommunications standards and technology for mobile networking, offers customers a wide range of advanced services such as video telephony and high-speed internet access.
The deployment of the Gemalto Over-The-Air platform provides TOT with multiple benefits.
With Gemalto’s OTA platform, TOT subscribers can enjoy more value-added services that are more accessible and easier to download over-the-air, including internet and MMS applications via OTA. With 3G’s broader bandwidth capabilities, TOT will be able to communicate with their subscribers through high-speed data channels while subscribers will enjoy faster access to the network.
Other benefits include allowing TOT to stay in touch with its customers while reducing the cost and hassle of frequently replacing USIMs as services evolve. TOT can update the USIMs with both operator and subscriber-centric applications based on subscribers’ needs, such as updates for service subscription, roaming lists and data management.
The complete Gemalto Over-The-Air system was delivered and installed in Bangkok in March 2010. The USIM cards have already been deployed since November 2009, to coincide with TOT’s 3G launch on December 5, 2009.
“As the leading telecommunications operator in Thailand, we are always looking to embrace new technologies and pass on the benefits to our customers” said Mr Chate Phanchan, executive vice-president, TOT Public Company Limited. “3G services are becoming increasingly popular and we believe that Gemalto’s OTA solution will continue to increase our market share. In addition, the roll-out will allow us to reduce workload and help centres manage and change parameters in the USIM cards remotely, as well as offer customers even more value-added services.”
“We are extremely pleased to be working with TOT Public Company Limited,” commented Mr Tan Teck Lee, president, Gemalto Asia. “Over the last years, Gemalto has delivered millions of USIM cards and hundreds of 3G OTA platforms. With our experience and expertise as the market leader, we at Gemalto are well prepared to provide our customers with effective end-to-end solutions, which in turn empower them to be successful by offering more innovative services to their customer base.”
Gemalto (Euronext NL 0000400653 GTO) is the world leader in digital security with 2009 annual revenues of €1.65 billion, and over 10 thousand employees operating out of 75 offices, research and service centers in 41 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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