China Telecom selects Gemalto for mobile contactless services

China Telecom has selected Gemalto for its UpTeq Multi-Tenant NFC SIM to support their commercial rollout of mobile contactless services.

The SIM is embedded with Gemalto LTE management software, enabling China Telecom subscribers to benefit from NFC services.

China Telecom with more than 183 million subscribers can select from multiple types of NFC-enabled mobile phones to make payments for transportation, dining, shopping and petrol throughout the country. Airport check-ins, personal authentication services and employee ID services will be introduced in the future.

The Gemalto UpTeq Multi-Tenant NFC SIM has been specially developed and customized by Gemalto for China Telecom. It is qualified by the operator and is part of a broader family of high-end products certified by China UnionPay. China Telecom subscribers will enjoy secure and convenient 24/7 access to mobile contactless services.