Isis chooses Gemalto to deploy mobile payment and NFC services in the US

New York, NY, USA. 12 December, 2011 – Isis, the mobile commerce joint venture between AT&T Mobility, T-Mobile USA and Verizon Wireless, has selected digital security service provider, Gemalto to secure its mobile commerce platform. This will be done through Gemalto’s Allynis Trusted Service Manager (TSM) solution, which is designed to provide consumers and merchants with an open and secure mobile commerce platform that will revolutionise how consumers shop, pay and save.

“We selected Gemalto for its long-standing relationships with financial institutions and mobile operators, which include experience in securely provisioning services over the air and issuing sensitive financial information to the consumer,” said Ryan Hughes, chief marketing officer of Isis. “Gemalto’s dedication to security is unmatched in the industry and will provide the Isis Mobile Commerce Platform with the necessary infrastructure to ensure consumer and merchant confidence in the Isis Mobile Wallet.”

Isis aims to enable consumers to enjoy the speed, security and convenience of mobile contactless payment using NFC technology at retail outlets such as restaurants, movie theatres and drug stores. Consumers will be able to securely pay, present loyalty cards, and redeem coupons all with a tap of their phones.

“Gemalto is thrilled to support Isis in delivering the speed, security and convenience of mobile contactless payment,”added Sébastien Cano, senior vice-president, Gemalto North America. “Using our extensive experience with worldwide commercial deployments Gemalto has designed a solution for Isis to support mobile payment and a host of NFC services like digital couponing and loyalty programmes, access control and mass transit.”

Gemalto (Euronext NL0000400653 GTO) achieved 2010 annual revenues of €1.9 billion and has more than 10,000 employees operating out of 87 offices and 13 research & development centres in 45 countries. This market is characterised by growing demands for personal mobile services, identity protection, payment security, authenticated online services, cloud computing access, modern transportation, e-healthcare and e-government services. Gemalto offers secure software, a range of secure personal devices, and managed services to wireless operators, banks, enterprises and government agencies.

The company claims to be the world leader for 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. It is also increasingly active in the emerging machine-to-machine applications sector (see recent report on Gemalto on this site) 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.

Isis is a joint venture between AT&T Mobility LLC, T-Mobile USA and Verizon Wireless and is based in New York City. The venture is chartered with building ISIS™, a national mobile commerce platform that will fundamentally transform how people shop, pay and save. The Isis mobile commerce platform will be available to all merchants, banks and mobile carriers.

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