Bell ID, a provider of card, contactless and mobile application lifecycle management, is partnering with TrustNorway, a NFC services for m-payments company, to provide integrated Trusted Service Manager (TSM) mobile solutions for NFC handsets (view press release). As a result of the partnership, mobile network operators, financial institutions and third party processors will have a range of alternatives to implement NFC TSM solutions, without needing to outsource all of the TSM infrastructure to an existing personalisation bureau or chip manufacturer.
The solution will utilise Bell ID’s over the air (OTA) application lifecycle and key management systems. In combination with mWallet software from TrustNorway, it will provide a complete TSM solution for NFC handsets. Through the mWallet 1.0 offering, the solution aims to provide institutions with value-added services such as merchants’ loyalty, gift and prepaid solutions with automatic redemption. In addition to this, consumers will be able to request electronic coupons and discount offers, store them in their mWallets, and electronically redeem them at the time of purchase.
“By combining OTA card provisioning and mWallet software with Bell ID’s card and application lifecycle management systems, we are confident the move to mainstream NFC deployment will progress smoothly,” said Lars Sandtorv, CEO of TrustNorway. “TrustNorway will develop a mWallet 2.0 to enable institutions to conduct mass rollout while keeping a high degree of control over their customers’ data and NFC mobile solutions in a secure and private way. The new mWallet 2.0, scheduled for Q1-2013 will cater to new functionality within identity management, such as access control and identity authentication. Other new areas of focus will be ticketing control, access control and parking.”