Turkcell leads NFC technology with Turkcell T20 smartphone


Turkcell, the communications and technology company,
announced the official launch of the T20 smartphone, one of the world’s first
commercially available UICC (Universal Integrated Circuit Card), NFC – SWP
(Single Wire Protocol) android based device.


Turkcell T20 allows consumers to use their phone as a
mobile wallet due to cooperation between Huawei and Turkcell. Turkcell T20 also
uses MasterCard’s contactless technology, PayPass.


The aim of TurkcellCep-T Cüzdan, a mobile wallet service
from Turkcell, which is already loaded on the Turkcell T20 and communicates
with an NFC enabled sim card, is to transform the physical wallet into a mobile
one and provide an easy to use and secure environment for all the daily needs
of Turkcell’s subscribers.


With this service, Turkcell also provides a comprehensive
end-to-end NFC platform open to all service providers and banks. As part of
this platform, Turkcell TSM (Trusted Service Manager) was developed and
Turkcell became the first telecom operator in Europe to launch an approved TSM
solution by MasterCard.


Turkcell, working with MasterCard, is the first mobile
operator in the world that presents more than one bank application in Cep-T
Cuzdan. Cep-T Cuzdan Client is also the first commercial official UI
(“User Interface”) developed based on Gingerbread 2.3.3 OS.


Produced in partnership with Huawei, Turkcell
T20 supports 3G HSDPA (7.2 Mbps) network, has 3.5 inch 320×480 (HVGA)
resolution touch screen, 5 megapixel camera, MP3 player, Push e-mail, GPS,
Wi-Fi, Compass and 4 GB MicroSD external memory.


Turkcell T20
customers can use their mobile phones to make payments, share information,
transfer v-cards, view digital advertisements, personal-company id cards,
e-tickets and tag readers, amongst other things.


“As the successor of Turkcell’s first own branded
handset T10; we are proud to announce our new handset T20 with NFC functionality
that will be a key factor for increasing the penetration of NFC services in the
Turkish market,” said Cenk Bayrakdar, chief product and service management
officer, Turkcell.


One of the main objectives of TurkcellCep-T Cuzdan is to
introduce mobile contactless innovations, which are market firsts, both on a
local and global scale. Turkcell, working with MasterCard and Huawei, is the
first mobile operator in the world that presents more than one application on
the T20. In addition, Turkcell subscribers benefit from a multi-application
platform and Cep-T Cuzdan succeeds in realising mobile wallet vision
commercially in a standardised manner,” Bayrakdar added.


“NFC is a truly exciting technology that, when fully
realized, will enhance every aspect of the mobile Internet experience for
consumers, including simpler social networking, faster wireless connections,
more security, and expanded eCommerce options,” said Anıl Oztekin, Turkcell
sales director, Huawei Turkey Terminal Department.


By Telecomlead.com Team
[email protected]



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