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Gemplus to develop R-UIM smart cards for TELUS Mobility

Gemplus to develop a common R-UIM (Removable-User Identity Module) to tie in TELUS Mobility CDMA[1] and iDEN[2] networks and allow international roaming on GSM networks

Luxembourg and Scarborough, Canada – 14 September, 2005 – Gemplus International S.A. (Euronext: LU0121706294 – GEM and NASDAQ: GEMP), the world’s leading provider of smart card solutions, today announced it has been selected by TELUS Mobility to develop R-UIM cards that will tie together the Canadian wireless carrier’s CDMA and iDEN networks and enable world roaming on GSM networks.

“The ability to tie together CDMA, iDEN and GSM networks to enhance roaming options will give clients increased mobile freedom, enabling them to travel and do business more efficiently,” said Robert Blumenthal, TELUS Mobility’s Vice President of Products and Services. “Gemplus’ proven track record of providing high-quality smart cards makes it an ideal partner in the development of R-UIM cards.”

R-UIM smart cards authenticate and identify individual subscribers on wireless networks, enabling them to freely carry their subscription and personal information from phone to phone, and around the world.

TELUS Mobility, which already uses Gemplus SIM cards in its iDEN Mike phones, is researching the benefits of expanding smart cards to its CDMA network. With this move, TELUS Mobility joins the other 40 CDMA operators using R-UIM, including operators located in China, India, Japan and Brazil.

“Gemplus is pleased to support TELUS Mobility as it develops R-UIM technology in Canada and thus the inherent smart card advantages of portability and security. “We will continue to work closely with TELUS Mobility to optimize the value of smart cards in their networks,” said Ernie Berger, President of Gemplus North America.

About Gemplus

Gemplus International S.A. (Euronext: LU0121706294 – GEM and NASDAQ: GEMP) is the world’s leading player in the smart card industry in both revenue and total shipments (source: Gartner-Dataquest (2005), Frost & Sullivan, Datamonitor). It has sold over 5 billion smart cards.

With security at its core, and 2400 patents and patent applications produced by its innovative R&D team, Gemplus delivers a wide range of portable, personalized solutions in areas including Identity, Mobile Telecommunications, Public Telephony, Banking, Retail, Transport, Healthcare, WLAN, Pay-TV, e-government, and access control.

Gemplus’ revenue in 2004 was 865 million Euros.

About TELUS Mobility

TELUS Mobility provides its more than 4 million clients across Canada with a full suite of wireless voice, Internet and data services through its CDMA PCS and iDEN Mike digital wireless networks. For more information, please visit

TELUS (TSX: T, T.NV; NYSE: TU) is the largest telecommunications company in Western Canada, with more than $7.9 billion of annual revenue, 4.7 million network access lines and more than 4 million wireless clients. The company provides subscribers with a full range of telecommunications products and services including data, voice and wireless services across Canada, utilizing next generation Internet-based technologies. For more information, please visit


[1] CDMA – Code Division Multiple Access. A 2G mobile network in use alongside GSM in the USA. CDMA does not use a SIM card although a new standard has been developed by the CDMA Development Group in order to deploy R-UIMs to bring the same benefits of SIM for CDMA.
[2] iDEN – Integrated Digital Enhanced Network – A 2G mobile network in use in the USA which is similar to GSM.

For more information

Jane Strachey
Tel: +33 (0)4 42 36 46 61
E-mail: [email protected]

Rebecca Naysan
Tel: +1 (212) 704 8245
E-mail: [email protected]

Julie Smithers
TELUS Mobility
Tel: (416) 684 6817
E-mail: [email protected]

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