Gemalto to drive near field communication roll-out across Singapore

Gemalto, a
digital security provider, announced that it has been selected by IDA as the
trusted third party to deploy mobile NFC contactless services across Singapore.

Gemalto will
develop and operate its Trusted Services Manager (TSM) solution to securely
deploy and manage mobile NFC services such as payment, ticketing, loyalty and
other wireless services like the smart poster which allows consumers to
interact with advertisements.

Singapore’s three mobile operators all connected to this interoperable NFC
infrastructure, banks, payment and service providers will be able to deploy
innovative mobile NFC services to all mobile subscribers.

This open
yet secure platform will also encourage widespread participation by businesses
and service providers from wide-ranging industries to join the ecosystem to
offer more consumer services, including mobile coupons, mobile tickets and
product information.

The complete
TSM operation will take place in a secure environment in Singapore, whereby end
users’ data is provisioned confidentially over the air to their devices.

“Gemalto is
delighted to lead this landmark project. We believe that businesses will
benefit from new revenue streams while consumers enjoy a greater array of new
services – faster, safer and more conveniently,” said Tan Teck Lee, president
of Gemalto Asia.

infrastructure will enable prospective service providers to reach out to all
mobile subscribers in Singapore. Such ubiquitous access will spur the growth
and adoption of innovative NFC mobile services, and in turn transform Singapore’s
payment landscape.

“The CFC
award today is an important milestone in the development of the NFC ecosystem
that will enable the deployment of payment as well as other services,” said
RADM (NS) Ronnie Tay, chief executive officer of IDA.

The project
is expected to launch commercially to consumers from middle of 2012.

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