View all newsletters
Receive our newsletter - data, insights and analysis delivered to you
  1. News
  2. Company news
December 2, 2014updated 04 Apr 2017 4:04pm

Gemalto partners with Chunghwa Telecom to launch NFC services in Taiwan

Gemalto, a digital security firm, has partnered with Taiwanese operator Chunghwa Telecom to launch mobile NFC services with the support of MasterCard and four leading banks of Taiwan.

By Verdict Staff

Gemalto, a digital security firm, has partnered with Taiwanese operator Chunghwa Telecom to launch mobile NFC services with the support of MasterCard and four leading banks of Taiwan.

The commercial launch will use Gemalto’s UpTeq Multi-tenant NFC SIM and embedded software to host mobile payment and Mifare transit purse on a single card enabling Chunghwa Telecom’s subscribers to pay for a variety of goods and services, including rides on Taipei’s metro trains and buses, with their NFC phones on a contactless reader.

Customers of the Taiwanese operator will be able to download multiple credit cards on their phones, and then use any of them for mobile NFC payments in over 24,000 contactless terminals in major stores, taxis, restaurants, malls, and movie theatres.

Kuo-Feng Lin, mobile business group president of Chunghwa Telecom, said: "Taiwan has a strong contactless infrastructure in place, with a long record of NFC. With Gemalto’s robust SIMs that comply with different generations of NFC readers, we are enabled to offer hassle-free mobile contactless services to a wide base of customers."

NEWSLETTER Sign up Tick the boxes of the newsletters you would like to receive. A weekly roundup of the latest news and analysis, sent every Wednesday.
I consent to GlobalData UK Limited collecting my details provided via this form in accordance with the Privacy Policy
SUBSCRIBED

THANK YOU

Thank you for subscribing to Electronic Payments International