T-Mobile has selected Gemalto’s LinqUs Trusted Service Manager (TSM) platform for the group-wide rollout of NFC services (view press release). The platform will enable the secure installation and management of T-Mobile’s NFC services across European markets and will initially be implemented in Poland.
Gemalto provided PTC, T-Mobile’s network operator in Poland, with an NFC solution encompassing the TSM platform and the mobile wallet software, in addition to the UpTeq NFC card for deployment of SIM based mobile contactless services.
Gemalto’s end-to-end solution aims to enable PTC to grow its portfolio of NFC services through the progressive addition of new partners over time. The LinqUs TSM platform is open and permits interconnection with any service provider, while the UpTeq NFC secure device enables the operator to manage new services even after the issuance to end users.
“Gemalto’s NFC solution provides PTC with the excellent flexibility required to easily ramp up additional mobile contactless service,” said Jean-Claude Deturche, Gemalto senior VP, Mobile Financial Services. “The project delivery expertise of our team is key to the smooth deployment of their NFC programme, and our capabilities acquired through several dozens of TSM commercial implementations worldwide will help T-Mobile in tapping the enormous potential of mobile contactless services being deployed in Europe.”