Turkcell and Huawei select NXP to launch NFC-enabled Smartphone in Turkey

 

NXP Semiconductors announced that Turkcell, a
communications and technology company in Turkey, has selected the PN544 near
field communication (NFC) radio chip for Turkcell’s recently launched T20
smartphone.

 

The T20 handset, manufactured by Huawei, is one of the
world’s first commercially available low-cost Android NFC-enabled smartphones.
This NFC-enabled mobile phone will allow consumers to perform secure
contactless transactions from convenient payments, data sharing, public
transport, event ticketing and access control, while providing a secure,
flexible and interoperable canvass to create the next experience in
mobile-on-the-go.

 

The Turkcell T20 is pre-loaded with Turkcell Cep-T
Cuzdan, a mobile wallet service from Turkcell developed by Turkcell Technology on Gingerbread 2.3.3 OS.

 

Via the NFC-enabled phone, consumers can transform their
physical wallet into a mobile one and provide an easy-to-use and secure mobile
transaction environment for all the daily needs of Turkcell’s subscribers.
Cep-T Cuzdan subscribers can also benefit from the discovery screen in the UI that
allows them to know which cards they can include in their mobile wallet.

 

Offering secure data storage, payment and transaction,
the T20 handset uses a secure element in the SIM card, which is connected to
NXP’s NFC chip, PN544, via the single wire protocol (SWP). The resulting NFC
solution enables secure wireless two-way communication between the T20
Smartphone and other phones, terminals or readers.

 

NXP provides a fully compliant
end-to-end NFC platform for handset manufacturers and operators enabling
next-generation NFC devices and services. Complementing the secure NFC
solutions, NXP offers a complete open source software stack for NFC which is
fully integrated and validated on the Gingerbread Android platform.

 

“NFC technology is instrumental in helping us to
achieve our ambition of increasing the penetration of mobile contactless
innovations in the Turkish market,” said Cenk Bayrakdar, chief new technology
business officer, Turkcell.

 

“Working with NXP, we were able to build a
feature-rich, interactive and flexible mobile wallet solution through the open
source Android platform. This is our first commercial smartphone developed on
Gingerbread 2.3.3 OS and we are extremely pleased to be first to market with
this innovation in Turkey,” Bayrakdar added.

 

“NFC offers a truly exciting technology that will
enhance every aspect of the mobile experience for consumers. Working with NXP,
we are able to quickly bring to market the latest NFC-enabled handsets and
mobile devices on a global scale while maintaining low implementation and
development costs,” said Anıl Oztekin, Turkcell sales director, Huawei
Turkey Terminal Department.

 

NXP has demonstrated that customers can now build secure
NFC-enabled mobile wallets using an embedded secure element, secure element in
the SIM, or micro-SD based secure element. The company offers secure and
flexible solutions for all configurations and use cases.

 

NXP Semiconductors recently announced the launch
of PBSM5240PF, an ultra-compact Medium Power transistor and N-channel Trench MOSFET
housed in a leadless DFN2020-6 (SOT1118) plastic package.

 

Measuring only 2 x 2 mm and with a height of just 0.65
mm, the DFN2020-6 (SOT1118) has been designed in response to the industry trend
for miniaturization in high-performance consumer products such as mobile
devices.

 

By Telecomlead.com Team
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