Gemalto to announce major deal with Vodafone?


Vodafone Group is set to sign a five year contract with GemaltoThe Wall Street Journal reports, for “technology for a mobile payment service planned for launch next year”. The deal is expected to be announced next week.

The telecoms giant, which has 400m customers in more than thirty countries, signed a deal with Visa in February for the introduction of an NFC-based Vodafone Mobile Wallet which is due to roll out in Germany, the Netherlands, Spain, Turkey and the UK from 2013.