NTT DOCOMO Selects Gemalto for Japan's First LTE Commercial Roll-Out

 

Amsterdam, Apr 12, 2011 - Gemalto (Euronext NL0000400653 GTO), the world leader in digital security, announces that NTT DOCOMO, INC. is deploying its LTE technology solution for Xi™ (read “Crossy”), the Japanese operator’s next-generation mobile communications service. Xi is Japan’s first wireless connectivity service based on Long Term Evolution (LTE) technologies for ultra-high-speed mobile Internet and full IP networks. The service covers the major urban centers of Tokyo, Nagoya and Osaka, with plans to reach 70 percent of the Japanese population by March 2015. 
 
Gemalto designed an LTE solution with Universal Integrated Circuit Cards (UICC) tailored to DOCOMO’s stringent quality and performance specifications. The Gemalto solution enhances the security and reliability of DOCOMO’s value-added multimedia services offered to its LTE network customers.  Over the next three years, more than 15 million DOCOMO mobile subscribers will progressively be equipped with the LTE UICC.
 
We look forward to fostering our long-term trusted relationship with DOCOMO in an environment increasingly demanding new personalized services and market differentiators,” commented Tan Teck-Lee, President Gemalto Asia. “DOCOMO is leading the introduction of LTE in Japan and Gemalto is ideally placed to bring the latest in LTE technology. Working together, we will drive innovative solutions and services to enrich DOCOMO’s subscriber experience.”
 
 
 
Xi is a trademark or a registered trademark of NTT DOCOMO, Inc. in Japan and/or other countries.
Xi service is only available in Japan,


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Gemalto is at the heart of our evolving digital society. The freedom to communicate, travel, shop, bank, entertain, and work—anytime, anywhere—has become an integral part of what people want and expect, in ways that are convenient, enjoyable and secure.

Gemalto delivers on the growing demands of billions of people worldwide for mobile connectivity, identity and data protection, credit card safety, health and transportation services, eGovernment services and national security. We do this by providing solutions that leverage Gemalto’s secure software and services for governments, wireless operators, banks and enterprises to help them achieve their goals, enabled by a wide range of secure personal devices. Gemalto is the world leader for electronic passports and identity cards, smart banking cards, two-factor authentication smart tokens for online protection, Subscriber Identification Modules (SIM) and Universal Integrated Circuit Cards (UICC) in mobile phones. Moreover Gemalto delivers on emerging applications related to the ‘Internet of things’ by supplying wireless modules and Machine Identification Modules (MIM) for Machine-to-Machine communication.

As the use of Gemalto’s software and secure devices increases with the number of people interacting in the digital and wireless world, the Company is poised to thrive over the coming years.

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