Telecom Lead Asia: Vodafone has selected Gemalto to provide and operate its Trusted Service Management (TSM) platform and deploy NFC services solutions.
This multi-year global contract will provide the foundation for secure and convenient wave and pay contactless transactions via mobile phone, as well as for numerous new services that demand the highest levels of security and integrity.
Key elements of the end-to-end solution that is being integrated by Gemalto include the Allynis TSM service platform (a complete solution that ensures mobile payment end-to-end security encryption between financial institutions and mobile operators) and the company’s UpTeq NFC high-end card product.
“We are committed to partnering with the best suppliers to offer customers the speed, simplicity and convenience of managing everyday transactions with a single wave or tap of their smartphones” said Christian Wirtz, Vodafone Group’s mCommerce Director.
Gemalto will provide for the launch of a range of innovative services that can address hundreds of millions of subscribers, located in all the countries where Vodafone Group operates. To support this program, Gemalto’s solution will allow both Vodafone subsidiaries and third party service providers such as banks, transport operators and retailers to seamlessly plug into a secure and reliable NFC ecosystem.
“Vodafone’s decision to deploy the first global NFC service with Gemalto marks another important milestone in the long-standing and successful relationship between the two companies,” said Philippe Vallee, executive vice president of Telecommunications at Gemalto.