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    Upteq NFC

    News about Upteq NFC.

    China Mobile picks Gemalto for NFC ticketing in Beijing

    September 25th, 2014

    China Mobile, the world’s largest mobile network operator, has chosen Gemalto to supply it with NFC-enabled SIMs “to protect consumer credentials used for mobile contactless applications​, starting with mass transit services in Beijing.” The SIMs… More

    China Telecom picks Gemalto NFC SIMs

    June 10th, 2014

    Gemalto is among the suppliers selected by China Telecom to supply SIMs to support the rollout of NFC services to its 183 million subscribers. The carrier will be using Gemalto’s UpTeq Multi-Tenant NFC SIMs which come with embedded LTE management software, “enabling China Telecom subscribers to enjoy NFC services with the convenience and speed of mobile broadband”.

    Kyivstar and Alfa-Bank launch NFC payments in the Ukraine

    January 22nd, 2014

    Alfa-Bank and mobile network operator Kyivstar have begun testing the Ukraine’s first NFC mobile payments service. The pilot is expected to lead to a full commercial rollout across the country. The launch follows an announcement… More

    Vivo picks Gemalto TSM

    November 28th, 2013

    Brazilian mobile network operator Vivo has chosen Gemalto as its trusted service manager (TSM) for its NFC payments service in Brazil. Vivo, part of the Telefonica Group, is also using Gemalto’s UpTeq NFC SIM cards. The service is being introduced in a number of cities this year ahead of a proposed nationwide rollout in 2014.

    Brazilian carriers test NFC in Rio de Janeiro

    October 21st, 2013

    Rio de Janeiro is set to become the first city in Brazil to pilot an NFC ticketing service for public transportation. Four mobile network operators are taking part in the pilot, which will run with… More

    Octopus pilots Sony FeliCa NFC payments in Hong Kong

    October 14th, 2013

    Hong Kong contactless transportation ticketing and stored value payments provider Octopus is conducting a mobile payments pilot in conjunction with mobile network operator PCCW-HKT, using Octopus Mobile SIMs — NFC-enabled SIM cards compatible with Sony… More

    MTS picks Gemalto NFC SIMs

    May 28th, 2013

    Russian telecoms operator MTS has chosen Gemalto’s UpTeq NFC SIM cards for its public transport ticketing system in Novosibirsk. “As NFC technology moves beyond the realms of contactless payment, transportation is emerging as one of the most important applications, and our Upteq NFC SIM is the ideal platform to deploy a wider range of services in the future,” says Thierry Mesnard, senior vice president at Gemalto.

    Telus mobile payments coming “very soon”

    March 7th, 2013

    Future Telus smartphones will use Gemalto’s UpTeq NFC SIM cards to securely store customer credentials, it was announced today. “Gemalto’s UpTeq NFC SIM technologies comply with the most stringent global security requirements and they have… More

    Gemalto demos NFC eID

    February 26th, 2013

    Gemalto is demonstrating a proof-of-concept NFC enterprise ID service at Mobile World Congress 2013. “Utilizing the company’s proven UpTeq NFC SIM, Gemalto’s experimentation enables secure and fast entry to buildings as well as [providing] strong authentication on PCs, laptops, IT networks and other company services with nothing more than a tap of the phone,” the company says.

    China Unicom picks Gemalto NFC

    February 26th, 2013

    China Unicom is to to use Gemalto’s UpTeq NFC SIM to secure the Unicom Merchants’ Bank mobile wallet it is rolling out in conjuction with China Merchants Bank (CMB). The NFC wallet enables consumers to make purchases at merchants who accept China UnionPay’s QuickPass contactless payments service. Gemalto’s UpTeq NFC SIM has now been chosen by mobile operators for 25 NFC projects around the world, the supplier says.

    Gemalto NFC SIM picks up payment scheme certifications

    December 4th, 2012

    Gemalto’s UpTeq NFC SIM has now been certified by American Express, MasterCard and Visa. The SIM is available in a range of form factors and supports contactless payment and other secure services via Amex ExpressPay, MasterCard… More

    Rogers picks Gemalto for NFC in Canada

    October 10th, 2012

    Rogers Communications has selected Gemalto to supply it with NFC-enabled SIMs for its forthcoming NFC payments deployment. Rogers’ NFC platform is currently undergoing pilot testing and is due to launch before the end of this… More

    Orange France rolls out NFC SIMs

    June 28th, 2012

    Orange France is to issue NFC SIMs to all its 27m subscribers, making it the first carrier in Europe to deploy NFC-enabled SIM cards nationally. Gemalto’s UpTeq NFC SIMs have been picked for the initial rollout.

    Gemalto adds FeliCa to NFC SIM

    February 28th, 2012

    Gemalto has signed a deal with Sony that will see it adding support for Sony’s FeliCa contactless card technology to its new Upteq NFC SIM technology. FeliCa chips are embedded in 346 million cards and 170 million mobile phones, including Japan’s Osaifu-Keitai mobile wallet service which is switching to NFC, “Through this agreement, we aim to collaborate closely with Gemalto to develop globally compliant solutions for the growing NFC market,” says Sony’s Izumi Kawanishi.

    Gemalto launches high security NFC SIM

    February 27th, 2012

    The new UpTeq NFC SIM meets a flight of top level security requirements and, says the digital security firm, can be used to generate legally binding digital signatures as well as deliver both e-health and e-government services. More