Mobile network operator Swisscom is to use technology developed by Sequent Software and delivered by Trüb to enable bank card issuers and other service providers to provision cards over-the-air to subscribers' NFC phones.
Multiple phone models and form factors are supported by the service, including embedded secure elements, NFC-enabled SIMs and microSD cards.
"Using the Trüb service, Swisscom subscribers will soon be able to download their credit or prepaid cards into their SIM cards and together with NFC smartphones use them to make purchases from NFC-enabled merchants," says Sachin Mittal, Swisscom's group product manager for mobile payment.
"Trüb and Sequent delivered a full set of capabilities while requiring the shortest time to integrate and complete user acceptance testing of their SP-TSM solution with Swisscom's MNO-TSM, part of NFC service platform, making them an easy choice for our future mobile payment programs."
"Trüb has chosen the Sequent SP-TSM suite of products over five other technology vendors after a thorough evaluation process," adds Fernando Dal Zotto, Trüb's CEO. "We found Sequent's solution to be complete, configurable and expandable, and over the past year we have established strong working relationships with Sequent's technical and management teams."