Gemalto’s UpTeq NFC high end SIM is certified by AMEX, MasterCard and Visa

UpTeq NFC high end SIM

Gemalto’s UpTeq NFC high end SIM has obtained certifications from American Express, MasterCard and Visa, in addition to previous certification by EMVCo (view press release). UpTeq NFC is available for 2G, 3G and 4G handsets and supports contactless payment and other services via AMEX ExpressPay, MasterCard PayPass and Visa payWave.

UpTeq NFC has an optimised delta certification for product approval and can be tailored to fit deployments. It is now being deployed by Singapore’s three mobile operators, M1, SingTel and StarHub, and will also support CEPAS, a local payment standard for small value purchases. It will als be customised for requirements of KDDI in Japan, Rogers in Canada, and Orange in France.

“Our involvement and experience in the telecommunications and banking sectors have enabled us to create a high end security device that leverages the strengths of these two industries,” said Frédéric Vasnier, senior VP at Gemalto. “Combined with the fact that our high availability Trusted Service Management centers in Singapore, the US and France have received certification by MasterCard and Visa, Gemalto is offering a unique service footprint to support mobile NFC deployment anywhere in the world.”

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