Singapore. October 2011 — Gemalto (Euronext NL0000400653 GTO), a provider of digital security services, has been selected by Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore (IDA) to deploy mobile NFC contactless services nationwide.
Gemalto will develop and operate its Trusted Services Manager (TSM) system to securely deploy and manage mobile NFC services such as payment, ticketing, loyalty and other wireless services like the smart poster which allows consumers to interact with advertisements.
With Singapore’s three mobile operators all connected to this interoperable NFC infrastructure, banks, payment and service providers will be able to deploy innovative mobile NFC services to all mobile subscribers. This open yet secure platform will also encourage widespread participation by businesses and service providers from wide-ranging industries to join the ecosystem to offer more consumer services, including mobile coupons, mobile tickets and product information.
The complete TSM operation will take place in a secure environment in Singapore, whereby end users’ data is provisioned confidentially over-the-air to their devices. The project is expected to launch commercially to consumers from middle of 2012.
“The TTP (Trusted Third Party) infrastructure will enable prospective service providers to reach out to all mobile subscribers in Singapore. Such ubiquitous access will spur the growth and adoption of innovative NFC mobile services, and in turn transform Singapore’s payment landscape. The CFC (Call For Collaboration) award today is an important milestone in the development of the NFC ecosystem that will enable the deployment of payment as well as other services,” said Rear-Admiral (National Service) Ronnie Tay, CEO of IDA.
“Gemalto is delighted to lead this landmark project. We believe that businesses will benefit from new revenue streams while consumers enjoy a greater array of new services – faster, safer and more conveniently,” said Tan Teck Lee, President of Gemalto Asia.
Gemalto achieved annual revenues in 2010 of €1.9 billion, with more than 10,000 employees operating out of 87 offices and 13 research & development centres in 45 countries. Gemalto provides secure software, a range of secure personal devices, and managed services to wireless operators, banks, enterprises and government agencies.
The Paris-based company is a leader in the supply of electronic passports and identity cards, two-factor authentication devices for online protection, smart credit/debit and contactless payment cards, as well as subscriber identification modules (SIM) and universal integrated circuit cards (UICC) in mobile phones.
Also, in the machine-to-machine (M2M) applications Gemalto is a leading supplier of wireless modules and machine identification modules (MIM). To operate these solutions and remotely manage the software and confidential data contained in the secure devices Gemalto also provides server platforms, consulting, training, and managed services to help its customers achieve their goals.