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Deutsche Telekom and MasterCard form European m-payments partnership

4 iulie 2012

July 4, 2012 – Mobile network operator Deutsche Telekom has formed a Europe-wide partnership with MasterCard that will see the pair push contactless mobile payments to tens of millions of people. The first consumer roll-out of the NFC-enabled SIM-based mobile wallet will take place in Poland later this year, enabling users to tap their handset against readers at the point of sale for low value transactions.

Meanwhile, a tag and card-based trial will go ahead in Germany this year, with a full wallet service open to banks and other partners set for 2013. Deutsche Telekom will issue the MasterCard products via ClickandBuy, the e-money licence-holding Internet payment service provider it acquired in 2010. Other European countries will follow.

Thomas Kiessling, chief product and innovation officer, Deutsche Telekom, says: „This is a huge step on our way to increase mobile payments. With MasterCard we have a well-known and experienced partner generating growth in this important market segment. We want to build a comprehensive ecosystem around mobile payment, helping Telekom to realize its strategy of being the first choice for customers regarding connected life and work.”

Earlier this year a similar, global, partnership was struck between Vodafone and Visa to bring contactless mobile payments to customers in more than 30 countries. Another of the big telcos, Orange, last week revealed it has begun rolling out NFC-enabled SIMs to its millions of customers across France.


Orange Launches Nationwide Deployment of NFC SIM Cards with Gemalto Solution in France

June 28, 2012 – Orange, France’s leading mobile operator with over 27 million subscribers, and Gemalto, the world leader in digital security, announce the first large-scale rollout of a SIM-based NFC solution to enable NFC-readiness for mass deployment of mobile contactless services. Orange is the first operator in Europe to deploy latest-generation NFC SIM cards to its customers in France at a national scale.

With this deployment, Orange is pursuing the implementation of a NFC infrastructure on a national level that enables service providers to come onboard and massively deploy mobile contactless services.
The UpTeq NFC high-end SIM is first on the market to offer the same security level as chip-based payment or smart cards. Orange can offer service providers such as banks, transport operators or retailers an attractive, secure and scalable solution to deploy new and enhanced services to end users. The solution will allow any service provider to dynamically manage its own security domain in the card and to load, personalize and update its related NFC applications remotely over time.
Service providers will be offered a secure space on the SIM card, to manage and update their end customers’ personal data, as within a vault. Orange subscribers will be able to download, activate and use NFC services on their phone and in an entirely protected environment. They will be able to access an easily expandable wallet of new NFC applications for payments, transportation, ticketing and loyalty programs.
Gemalto is the first supplier we’re working with for the deployment of NFC SIM cards at a national level,” said Thierry Millet Vice President of Mobile Payments & NFC at Orange. „Gemalto’s NFC solution is fully in line with our strategy to simplify and secure the use of mobile contactless services. We are committed to equipping our customers with NFC SIM cards and handsets. We are delighted to achieve a new landmark with this nationwide rollout towards our subscribers in France.”
Orange is leading the way in NFC roll out in France and in Europe. The UpTeq NFC solution meets Orange’s qualifications at both national and group levels and our teams are on hand to support and accompany the mobile operator in its NFC strategy,” added Philippe Vallée, Executive Vice President of Telecommunications at Gemalto.

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