Rogers Communications Selects Gemalto to Secure Mobile NFC Payment Solutions

Rogers Communications Selects Gemalto to Secure Mobile NFC Payment Solutions 
Mobile payments on Rogers NFC-enabled devices to be protected by Gemalto's 
SIM-based software security 
AMSTERDAM and TORONTO, Oct. 9, 2012 /CNW/ - Rogers Communications (TSX: RCI.A 
and RCI.B) and Gemalto (Euronext NL0000400653 GTO) announced today that mobile 
payment solutions currently in pilot testing and coming to market this year on 
Rogers NFC-enabled devices will be secured by digital security technology from 
Gemalto. Rogers will deploy the Upteq NFC, Gemalto's EMV-ready, high-end 
SIM-UICC solution, to store and secure consumers' credentials and card data 
required to make payments with NFC-enabled mobile devices. 
"It's essential that consumers have peace of mind when it comes to storing 
payment cards on their mobile device and using it to make credit and debit 
transactions on the go," said David Robinson, Vice-President, Emerging 
Business, Rogers Communications. "Working with Gemalto allows us to protect 
the consumer's information by leveraging the SIM card, assuring a secure and 
seamless experience for mobile payments." 
Rogers is deploying the UpTeq NFC to secure payment credentials stored on the 
high-end SIM for new mobile payment services that are expected to launch in 
Canada later this year, and will leverage the card's onboarding flexibility 
for the future addition of tap-and-go services including coupon redemption, 
loyalty programs, transit, and other digital identification. The UpTeq NFC 
secure device, which has an identical form factor as a conventional SIM, is 
part of Gemalto's UpTeq LTE offer, and fully compliant over LTE networks. 
The payment services that Rogers expects to deliver to banks will fully comply 
with EMV, the global standard for secure credit and debit card transactions 
based on microprocessor chip technology that protects information needed for 
secure payments. The software application and the UpTeq NFC device have both 
successfully achieved the compliance assessment and security testing 
certification in accordance with MasterCard and Visa's highest security 
requirements. 
"Gemalto has the global experience and capabilities, deploying and having 
deployed more than 50 mobile NFC projects worldwide. The company has a long 
history of being entrusted by thousands of banks and mobile operators around 
the world to provide best-in-class solutions for digital security" said 
Sébastien Cano, senior vice president of Telecommunications at Gemalto North 
America. "We have worked closely with Rogers to develop a highly scalable and 
secure solution for mobile payment that leverages the SIM as our industry's 
most cost-effective security ingredient - Rogers is leading the way for the 
future of mobile payments." 
Canada has been on the forefront of global payments technology and as a 
result, tens of thousands of Canadian retailers are already equipped with 
contactless point-of-sale (POS) terminals that today accept contactless 
banking cards and are hence capable of supporting the mobile payment solutions 
on NFC-enabled devices - among them fast food outlets, gasoline stations, 
grocery and convenience stores and coffee shops. 
Editor's note on contactless and NFC 
NFC stands for Near Field Communication, a radio-communication protocol 
designed for consumer devices to communicate directly with one another at very 
short range. 
Extending the ability of the contactless card technology, NFC is backward 
compatible with the existing contactless standards and infrastructure, which 
supports payment brand applications such as MasterCard PayPass, Visa PayWave, 
DiscoverZip or American Express ExpressPay. As a result, NFC handsets in card 
emulation mode can be used to perform secure contactless payment transactions. 
With the emergence of mobile NFC services, payment terminals are enhanced with 
additional applications such as ticketing, mobile coupon redemption, 
information access from smart posters or access control systems with a simple 
touch. 
About Gemalto 
Gemalto (Euronext NL0000400653 GTO) is the world leader in digital security 
with 2011 annual revenues of €2 billion and more than 10,000 employees 
operating out of 74 offices and 14 Research & Development centers, located in 
43 countries. 
We are at the heart of the rapidly evolving digital society. Billions of 
people worldwide increasingly want the freedom to communicate, travel, shop, 
bank, entertain and work - anytime, everywhere - in ways that are enjoyable 
and safe. Gemalto delivers on their expanding needs for personal mobile 
services, payment security, authenticated cloud access, identity and privacy 
protection, eHealthcare and eGovernment efficiency, convenient ticketing and 
dependable machine-to-machine (M2M) applications. 
Gemalto develops secure embedded software and secure products which we design 
and personalize. Our platforms and services manage these secure products, the 
confidential data they contain and the trusted end-user services they enable. 
Our innovations offer more ways for our clients to enhance the convenience and 
security of people's digital lives. 
Gemalto thrives with the growing number of people using its solutions to 
interact with the digital and wireless world. 
For more information visit www.gemalto.com, www.justaskgemalto.com, 
blog.gemalto.com, or follow @gemalto on Twitter. 
About Rogers Communications
Rogers Communications is a diversified Canadian communications and media 
company. We are Canada's largest provider of wireless voice and data 
communications services and one of Canada's leading providers of cable 
television, high speed internet and telephony services. Through Rogers Media 
we are engaged in radio and television broadcasting, televised shopping, 
magazines and trade publications, sports entertainment, and digital media. We 
are publicly traded on theTorontoStock Exchange (TSX: RCI.A and RCI.B) and 
on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: RCI). For further information about the 
Rogers group of companies, please visitrogers.com 
Allison Fitton, Rogers Communications 416-935-8860, 
allison.fitton@rci.rogers.com 
Gemalto Media Contacts: Nicole Smith North America +1512758 8921 
nicole.smith@gemalto.com  Kristel Teyras Europe, Middle East & Africa +33 1 
55 01 57 89 kristel.teyras@gemalto.com  Ernesto Haikewitsch Latin America +55 
11 51 05 92 20 ernesto.haikewitsch@gemalto.com  Yvonne Lim Asia Pacific +65 
6317 3730 yvonne.lim@gemalto.com   
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