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August 26, 2014updated 04 Apr 2017 4:06pm

NTT DOCOMO selects Gemalto for mobile NFC services

Gemalto, a digital security firm, has been selected by Japanese mobile operator NTT DOCOMO for its mobile NFC services.

By Verdict Staff

Gemalto, a digital security firm, has been selected by Japanese mobile operator NTT DOCOMO for its mobile NFC services.

Gemalto will provide NTT DOCOMO with an end-to-end solution featuring its Allynis Trusted Service Management (TSM) service, as well as the UpTeq NFC UICC embedding both the SIM and contactless applications.

Gemalto believes that the collaboration reinforces its long-standing partnership with NTT DOCOMO, which includes Japan’s first Long Term Evolution (LTE) high-bandwidth wireless connectivity in 2010.

The launch will deliver a variety of contactless services encompassing mobile payments, loyalty programs, e-ticketing and access control.

Gemalto said that its solution will provide the highest level of convenience and security for NFC deployment and sensitive data management to all service providers.

According to the digital security firm, its UpTeq NFC UICC is the ideal solution to use NFC mobile phones to access services requiring fast processing and high security like payment.

Gemalto president South Asia and Japan Michael Au said: "Japan has the world’s largest contactless infrastructure so end consumers are already familiar to waving their mobile phone to enjoy contactless services.

"The NFC functionality builds on the UpTeq LTE card that NTT DOCOMO has already started to seed the market with, and will enable them to offer their customers an enhanced NFC experience."

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