Gemalto unveils UpTeq NFC, anEMV-ready Advanced SIM Vault


Telecomlead Team:
Gemalto a provider of digital
security has launched the new UpTeq NFC SIM vault, which will
offer mobile operators higher return on investment from their NFC roll-outs.


This new product combines the remote management expertise
and security know-how that Gemalto has acquired from its extensive engagements
across key digital security markets worldwide, creating the trusted environment
for the mass deployment of mobile contactless services. UpTeq NFC is
immediately available on order.


UpTeq NFC is the ideal solution for mass deployment of
mobile contactless services with great user experience and the best security
that the industry can offer,” said Philippe Vallée, executive vice
president of Telecommunications at Gemalto.


UpTeq NFC is designed as a high-end security
device to handle the processing, storage and verification of sensitive data.


The vault is fitted with expanded memory capacity for
hosting a broad range of NFC services including payment, transport and loyalty
programs. Additionally, it can also generate legally-binding digital signatures
and handle e-Health and e-Government services.


The company said that UpTeq NFC has also
obtained the most comprehensive set of certifications in the industry,
including compliance with globally accepted payment schemes including
MasterCard and EMVCo.


Mobile users will be able to enjoy complete ease and
convenience of downloading, activating, using and removing new services on
their phone in an entirely protected environment.


On the flip side, mobile operators will be able to use
its secure and certified post-issuance feature that allow them to mass deploy
NFC services without the need to extensively pre-qualify each and every service
and application.


For service providers, UpTeq NFC allows them to
manage their own applications lifecycles – securely updating features and
benefits at their pace, as if in a shared vault.



Recently, Gemalto announced it was behind Credit Agricole’s large-scale deployment of contactless
EMV banking cards in France.


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