AMSTERDAM, The Netherlands, Aug. 26, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Gemalto (Euronext NL0000400653), the world leader in digital security, announces the selection by NTT DOCOMO, INC., the No.1 mobile operator in Japan with over 63 million subscribers, for its mobile NFC services. Gemalto will provide NTT DOCOMO with an end-to-end solution featuring its Allynis Trusted Service Management (TSM) service, as well as the UpTeq NFC UICC embedding both the SIM and contactless applications. This collaboration reinforces Gemalto's long-standing partnership with NTT DOCOMO, which includes Japan's first Long Term Evolution (LTE) high-bandwidth wireless connectivity in 2010.
The launch will deliver a rich variety of contactless services encompassing mobile payments, loyalty programs, e-ticketing and access control.
Gemalto's solution will provide the highest level of convenience and security for NFC deployment and sensitive data management to all service providers. Gemalto's UpTeq NFC UICC is the ideal solution to use NFC mobile phones to access services requiring fast processing and high security like payment, and all other valuable future NFC services thanks to its scalable capacity and superior post-issuance management capability.
"Japan has the world's largest contactless infrastructure so end consumers are already familiar to waving their mobile phone to enjoy contactless services," said Michael Au, President South Asia and Japan at Gemalto. "The NFC functionality builds on the UpTeq LTE card that NTT DOCOMO has already started to seed the market with, and will enable them to offer their customers an enhanced NFC experience.'
Gemalto (Euronext NL0000400653 GTO) is the world leader in digital security with 2013 annual revenues of €2.4 billion and more than 12,000 employees operating out of 85 offices and 25 research and software development centers, located in 44 countries.
We are at the heart of the rapidly evolving digital society. Billions of people worldwide increasingly want the freedom to communicate, travel, shop, bank, entertain and work – anytime, everywhere – in ways that are enjoyable and safe. Gemalto delivers on their expanding needs for personal mobile services, payment security, authenticated cloud access, identity and privacy protection, eHealthcare and eGovernment efficiency, convenient ticketing and dependable machine-to-machine (M2M) applications. We develop secure embedded software and secure products which we design and personalize. Our platforms and services manage these products, the confidential data they contain and the trusted end-user services made possible.
Our innovations enable our clients to offer trusted and convenient digital services to billions of individuals. Gemalto thrives with the growing number of people using its solutions to interact with the digital and wireless world.
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