Amsterdam – Nov 16, 2009 – Gemalto (Euronext NL0000400653 GTO), the world leader in digital security, today announced that its Near Field Communication (NFC) SIM card product range successfully operates with Nokia’s contactless mobile phones. Gemalto is demonstrating interoperability of its SIM cards with NFC-enabled Nokia 6216 classic handsets at Cartes & IDentification this week. The company is also presenting its Trusted Service Management (TSM) offer for the secure deployment and management of NFC services. This breakthrough will contribute to boosting commercial rollout of SIM-based mobile contactless services worldwide.
As part of the demonstration, Gemalto is presenting payment and transport services with the Nokia 6216 classic. The collaboration between Gemalto and Nokia illustrates joint alignment between the two companies to enable a successful NFC ecosystem building on the standardization work completed within ETSI and the NFC Forum.
Jeremy Belostock, Head of New Technology Solutions at Nokia, said: “Nokia and Gemalto have closely collaborated to enable the ecosystem to take the next step in the roll out NFC and ensure a positive experience for consumers.”
“The cooperation between the world’s largest mobile phone manufacturer and the world leader in digital security is a strong indication that contactless mobile services are on the brink of taking off,” added Rémi De Fouchier, SVP Trusted Service Management at Gemalto.
Gemalto (Euronext NL 0000400653 GTO) is the world leader in digital security with 2008 annual revenues of €1.68 billion, and 10,000 employees operating out of 75 offices, research and service centers in 40 countries.
Gemalto is at the heart of our evolving digital society. The freedom to communicate, travel, shop, bank, entertain, and work—anytime, anywhere—has become an integral part of what people want and expect, in ways that are convenient, enjoyable and secure.
Gemalto delivers on the growing demands of billions of people worldwide for mobile connectivity, identity and data protection, credit card safety, health and transportation services, e-government and national security. We do this by supplying to governments, wireless operators, banks and enterprises a wide range of secure personal devices, such as subscriber identification modules (SIM), Universal Integrated Circuit Card (UICC) in mobile phones, smart banking cards, smart card access badges, electronic passports, and USB tokens for online identity protection. To complete the solution we also provide software, systems and services to help our customers achieve their goals.
As the use of Gemalto’s software and secure devices increases with the number of people interacting in the digital and wireless world, the company is poised to thrive over the coming years.
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