25 million e-driver’s licenses and vehicle registration certificates
This is the number of e-driver’s licenses and vehicle registration certificates Gemalto has now provided to India. It has been supplying a steady stream of the Sealys secure e-documents, which allow the government to consolidate driver and vehicle registration information in a central repository, to a number of Indian states since 2003.
Singaporeans’ new way of banking
Standard Chartered Bank is bringing Gemalto’s Ezio onCard Pad & Pay to Singapore in the city-state’s first large-scale rollout of a display payment card. Jointly developed with Nagra ID Security, the device has a small LCD display that combines EMV payment, one-time passwords and transaction signing for use when eBanking. Gemalto is also providing the authentication server, card personalization, fulfillment and project implementation for the bank.
This is the number of people traveling on Taipei’s public transportation system who use the EasyCard, powered by Gemalto’s multiapplication Celego smart card technology. EasyCard now allows commuters to make micropayments on the metro, intercity bus and riverboat services, and at parking lots and libraries in the greater Taipei area..
Certification for Singapore TSM data center
Just in time for Singapore’s massive rollout of near-field communication (NFC) services, Gemalto’s Trusted Service Management (TSM) data center there has achieved MasterCard and Visa certification. This means that Gemalto’s customers – such as banks and mobile operators – can securely distribute these companies’ mobile payment services, including NFC, to their customers.
The data center is Gemalto’s third – the other two are in the US and France. With data centers on three continents, Gemalto offers customers with Platinum-level cover 99.9% uptime disaster-recovery capabilities.
34 million subscribers to KDDI, the Japanese telecoms giant
KDDI, the Japanese telecoms giant, has chosen Gemalto for the country’s first commercial launch of mobile NFC services, including mobile payments, e-driver’s licenses and smart posters. The launch is part of the Japan Mobile NFC Consortium of the country’s three biggest operators, which aims to coordinate the adoption of multiple international NFC standards. KDDI is using the UpTeq NFC SIM-format device, Gemalto’s end-to-end NFC product.
The number of subscribers to mobile operator Telecom Italia, which is launching a mobile wallet using Gemalto’s Mobile Financial Services software. It includes the LinqUs Trusted Services Management platform for the secure management of NFC applications and the LinqUs mobile payment platform for transaction management.
4G comes to the UK
Gemalto is powering the UK’s first 4G mobile network. EE, the joint venture between France Telecom and Deutsche Telekom in the UK, will have rolled out 4G to 25 British cities by the end of March 2013, with 98% of the population scheduled to be covered by the end of 2014. Gemalto’s UpTeq LTE SIM and embedded software solutions are playing a key role in the delivery of 4G’s super-fast speeds, helping EE to meet the commercial and technical challenges.
All in one for South Africa
Standard Bank, one of South Africa’s biggest financial institutions, is introducing a multifunction EMV contactless payment card that its customers can use to pay for both transit fares and goods and services. With the Muvo, they don’t have to carry a separate transit card, and can make payments of up to R200 (US$22) by tapping or waving their card over a reader.
Russia goes prepaid
Svyaznoy Bank is deploying Gemalto’s prepaid card solution to its customers in Russia. Certified by MasterCard and Visa, the card will be distributed via 35 of the bank’s branches and more than 3,000 points of sale, among other sales channels. Gemalto’s prepaid card process encompasses everything from design and production to point- of-sale fulfillment.
No more lost data
Jordanians no longer have to worry about losing valuable data stored on their mobile phones. Network operator Orange Jordan has rolled out Gemalto’s LinqUs Cloud Backup product to its three million subscribers, meaning they can save and restore data such as contacts in the cloud in case their phone is lost or stolen. Plus, it doesn’t matter whether the data is stored on the phone or in the SIM.
The number of customers of PrivatBank, Ukraine’s largest commercial bank, which is using Gemalto’s Optelio contactless stickers in the country’s first commercial mobile deployment. All users need to do is attach the microprocessor-based sticker to their mobile phone. They can then make small purchases simply by waving their phone over contactless-ready point-of-sale terminals.
Bringing biometrics to Gabon
Gemalto has been selected by the State of Gabon to develop its national biometric identification initiative. Gabon plans to replace paper identification with electronic documents and build a secure electoral register before the next local elections in 2013.
The idea is that the biometric database will serve as a master registry for all citizen identification, from birth certificates and national ID cards to passports and driver’s licenses. It will be powered by Gemalto’s Coesys biometric citizen enrollment system, which includes desktop and mobile stations that capture demographic data, fingerprints and photographs. Tamper-proof biometric authentication will help prevent fraud and the abuse of government benefits programs.
A better sort of plastic money
Raiffeisen, Austria’s biggest banking group and a long-time Gemalto partner, has introduced a payment card made out of corn. Gemalto’s Clarista Bio Sourced card is made from renewable material that is easily recyclable and compostable. It also reduces the environment footprint of the production process. What’s more, it is delivered in Gemalto’s EcoPack, made from recycled material.
The card will initially be available as a special-edition Visa prepaid card fitted with the EMV standard, as part of the Raiffeisen Climate Protection Initiative.
10 million customers for Spanish retail bank La Caixa
Spanish retail bank La Caixa, with 10 million customers, is in the middle of its first large-scale deployment of contactless payment cards, with help from Gemalto. La Caixa is deploying Gemalto’s Optelio contactless EMV card, which its customers can wave or tap on a reader to make a payment of up to €20. Entering a PIN allows higher-value transactions. The plan is to deploy a million cards by the end of 2012, and La Caixa plans to migrate its entire card portfolio in Spain to contactless technology by the end of 2015. As part of the program, it is equipping 15,000 merchants with contactless payment terminals and installing 500 ATMs with contactless readers.
Multi-year UK government contract
The UK’s Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) has chosen Gemalto to supply between 40 million and 80 million secure Sealys documents for a variety of official permits. These include digital tachograph cards – highly secure polycarbonate driver’s licenses – and biometric residence permits. Deployment begins in 2013, with security features including laser-engraved images to prevent tampering. The new documents will be in line with the European Commission’s initiative to create a standard driver’s license format for the EU.
More secure online banking in Austria
Customers of Raiffeisen Banking Group, one of Austria’s largest financial institutions, are now benefiting from safer online banking. It’s all down to Gemalto’s Ezio Edge Optic product, which uses optical sensors to authenticate customers by reading the data they enter and allows them to authorize and sign online banking transactions digitally. And its small size means customers can take it with them, allowing them to conduct transactions wherever they are.
Canada embraces contactless
Rogers Communications, a Canadian provider of internet, cable TV and home phones, has chosen Gemalto to provide it with SIM-based software security for its forthcoming NFC-enabled devices.
It is using UpTeq NFC, Gemalto’s EMV-ready, high-end SIM-UICC solution, to secure and store the credentials and card data that consumers need to make payments with NFC-enabled mobile devices.
Canada has embraced contactless technology, with tens of thousands of retailers – from fast-food retailers to coffee shops – already equipped with contactless point-of-sale terminals. Rogers’ mobile payment offering is in pilot testing and should launch by the end of 2012.
Sprint chooses Gemalto for 4G launch
Sprint, one of the US’s four largest network providers, has chosen Gemalto to help it bring ultra-fast 4G capability to its mobile subscribers. Gemalto will provide Sprint with the UpTeq LTE universal integrated circuit card (UICC), which is the secure, personalized subscriber module that enables mobile operators to issue, authenticate and manage consumers’ subscriptions. Gemalto will also provide its LinqUs Advanced Connectivity over-theair (OTA) platform, which manages wirelessly connected devices remotely. Both products will ensure that Sprint customers have secure, up-to-date connections when using its 4G services, which it launched in June 2012.