CaixaBank launches Gemalto-powered NFC mobile payment wristband

CaixaBank and Gemalto have joined forces to release the NFC-enabled wristband

CaixaBank, one of Spain’s largest banks, has moved into the wearable payment technology space with the launch of an NFC-enabled wristband capable of making contactless payments. Security vendor Gemalto has supplied its Optelio Contactless MiniTag, which links the wristband to the user’s existing payment card.

Telus employees swap swipe cards for smartphones

Telus’ employees will soon be able to access secure buildings on their premises, log in to secure company networks, and share sensitive data securely using their smartphones

Canadian operator Telus’ employees will soon be able to access buildings on their premises, log in to secure company networks, and share sensitive data using their smartphones.

Gemalto intros LTE M2M module for connected cars

Consumers expect retailers to become ICT providers

Security and SIM specialist Gemalto this week expanded its M2M portfolio with an LTE wireless module. The firm claims its Cinterion PLS8 solution will enable LTE connectivity for connected car systems and NFC applications.

Vodafone to launch NFC payment service in Europe

Vodafone will launch its SmartPass service in Spain

Operator group Vodafone has announced an NFC mobile payment service in Spain. The group plans to launch the service at the end of November, with launches in Germany, the Netherlands and the UK to follow.

Carrier billing gains traction among UK operators

All five of the UK’s mobile network operators have connected to Gemalto’s direct billing platform

All of the UK’s mobile network operators have extended their carrier billing offerings by connecting to Gemalto’s direct billing platform, the mobile security solutions provider announced.

Mobile money to transform Turkish transport and US retail

Turkcell and Gemalto have each found themselves at the hearts of two mobile payment projects in Turkey and the USA respectively

Turkish operator Turkcell and SIM card and mobile security solutions provider Gemalto have each found themselves at the hearts of two mobile payment projects that promise to transform the transport and retail sectors in Turkey and the USA respectively.

Gemalto wins China Unicom NFC supply deal


Digital security specialist Gemalto has announced a deal with Chinese operator China Unicom that will see the vendor supplying NFC-enabled SIM cards for Unicom’s upcoming mobile wallet platform. The operator, which has more than 220 million subscribers, is launching what Gemalto said was the first NFC payment service in China in collaboration with China Merchant’s bank.

Orange rolls out NFC-SIMs across France

Orange claims this is the first nationwide deployment of NFC-enabled SIM cards in Europe

French incumbent Orange has begun offering NFC-enabled SIM cards nationwide in preparation for what it calls the “mass deployment” of mobile contactless services. The UpTeq NFC SIM cards are supplied by Gemalto and, the firms said, are the first SIMs on the market to offer the same security level as chip-based payment or smart cards.

LTE Awards 2012 – Category 8 Preview: Best Contribution to R&D for LTE

The LTE Awards 2012 are taking place on May 23rd, at the El Xalet, Montjuic, Barcelona.

To whet your appetite for the event here is a preview of Category 8: Best Contribution to R&D for LTE

This award recognises the contribution towards the research and development of LTE and are judged on the nature of the investments made into R&D and research projects undertaken and how the R&D activities have had a positive impact on making LTE commercially successful.

Mobile money service to serve unbanked in Mexico

Mobile money service aims to serve underbanked in Mexico

Latin American operator group América Móvil is spearheading the launch of a mobile money service in Mexico, aimed to serve the nation’s underbanked population. The service, called Transfer, will be launched by a joint venture between the operator, Citibank´s Mexican unit Banamex and local bank Banco Inbursa.

How ARM’s TrustZone aims to make smartphones more secure


This week, ARM announced that it is rolling out a joint venture with Gemalto and Giesecke & Devrient (G&D) dedicated to securing the software on connected devices. caught up with Rob Brown, secure solutions segment marketing at ARM, to find out more.

ARM-led joint venture steps up security in devices

ARM, Gemalto and G&D are working together on user authentication technology and services

Semiconductor firm ARM has teamed up with smart card maker Gemalto and payment security firm Giesecke & Devrient to launch a joint venture dedicated to securing the software on connected devices.

Erase and rewind


In a week during which the UK distinguished itself as the “Whiplash Capital of Europe” thanks to its rep for filing dodgy insurance claims, The Informer is pleased to note that, in the technology world at least, injury-preventing U-turns have been the order of the day.

Winners toast success at Informa LTE Awards 2011

Amsterdam's De Duif, site of the 2011 LTE Awards ceremony

The 2011 Informa LTE Awards winners were announced on Tuesday night at a gala event that was part of the LTE World Summit in Amsterdam, where the winners were finally announced to the industry. The ceremony, held at the spectacular De Duif in Amsterdam and compered by BBC television sports journalist Rob Bonnet, saw eight companies recognised for their achievements across ten categories. There were 49 nominations.

Setting the Standards

The second annual LTE Awards are taking place on 17 May in Amsterdam

The LTE Award for Best Contribution to LTE Standards is the only honour in the LTE World Summit Awards that is awarded to an individual. It recognises vital contribution at the most fundamental level of the technology and this year three veterans of the industry are competing for this prestigious accolade.

DT and Gemalto announce BMW telematics deployment

More than 200,000 BMW cars have been fitted with the DT/Gemalto solution

Deutsche Telekom and digital security and machine to machine (M2M) specialist Gemalto have announced that their M2M solution is being embedded by German auto manufacturer BMW as part of the European Commission’s eCall initiative, designed to enable rapid response assistance for people in road accidents.

NTT Docomo selects Gemalto secure tech for Japan LTE roll-out

Gemalto expects the UICC cards to be used by more than 15 million DoComo LTE subscribers over the next three years

Security vendor Gemalto has said that its LTE technology, dubbed Xi, has been selected by NTT DoComo for the Japanese carrier’s LTE roll-out.

Gemalto, VP digital life management, Benoit Jouffrey

Benoit Jouffrey, VP of digital life management at value added service provider Gemalto, talks about user generated digital content and enabling consumer services across a wide range of devices.