BlackBerry expands commitment to m-payments management services

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Blackberry has announced a new three-year agreement with EnStream LP, a mobile payments joint venture owned by Bell, Rogers and TELUS, to provide a secure platform to support transaction services between leading banks and consumers.

Under the agreement, EnStream will leverage BlackBerry’s infrastructure to allow financial institutions, including Royal Bank of Canada, TD Bank Group, CIBC and Desjardins, and mobile operators to securely provision sensitive payment card credentials into any smartphone capable of NFC.

“BlackBerry has proven through our decades of experience in enterprise mobility that we have the ideal infrastructure and security capabilities to protect users’ data when new capabilities such as mobile payments emerge,” said John Sims, President of Global Enterprise Services, BlackBerry. “Together with EnStream and partners like them around the world, BlackBerry can better reach customers and provide a complete solution for banks with opportunities in the mobile payments space.”

“EnStream, with BlackBerry, is already serving a number of banks and mobile operators, and is becoming a hub for payment credential delivery to smartphones in Canada,” said Almis Ledas, Chief Operating Officer, Enstream LP. “We expect most major Canadian banks and mobile operators to connect through this platform to meet consumer demand for efficient and safe digital transactions.”

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