Gemalto Powers the Launch of the UK’s First 4G Mobile Network
*EE Launched Its 4G Mobile Network Complemented by Fiber Broadband in
*EE Leveraged Gemalto Software, Capacity, Planning and Program Management
Expertise for Rapid Launch
*EE to Offer 4G Services to Customers in 35 Towns and Cities by the End of
the First Quarter of 2013
*Population Coverage to Reach 98% by End of 2014
AMSTERDAM -- January 23, 2013
Gemalto (Euronext NL0000400653 GTO), the world leader in digital security,
announces that it is delivering its UpTeq LTE SIM and embedded software
applications to EE, the UK’s most advanced communications company, powering
the launch of the UK’s first 4G mobile network.
EE, the joint venture between France Telecom and Deutsche Telekom in the UK,
is the first mobile operator in the UK to launch 4G, which is available on the
company’s EE brand. EE’s 4G service is already live in 18 cities and towns
across the UK, with 17 more planned by the end ofMarch 2013, and 98% of the
UK population is scheduled to be covered by the end of 2014.
In this first large-scale LTE deployment in Europe, Gemalto’s UpTeq LTE plays
a key role in helping EE meet the commercial and technical challenges of 4G.
The high-end software package included in the SIM card is compliant with the
latest industry standards, and embedded for EE in both Micro SIM Plus and nano
SIM (4FF) formats.
4G technology allows consumers to experience “blinding speed” mobile
interactions, thanks to short response times (low latency), and loading speed
up to five times faster than 3G. Customers can thus experience the full
potential of their mobile devices when browsing the internet, and securely
enjoy data-rich services such as high definition video, live TV, music and
“Gemalto was able to meet our very challenging requirements in terms of
planning, capacity and overall program delivery,” commented Simon Frumkin, VP
of Procurement and Supply Chain at EE. “Gemalto moreover demonstrated the
technical expertise required to assist EE in defining its services precisely,
and in implementing quickly the card software functionalities as well as the
“Through the support of Gemalto EE enjoys immediate access to all the
knowledge and expertise acquired in our recent high profile deployments in
Japan and the US,”added Philippe Vrignaud, senior vice-president of
telecommunications at Gemalto. ”EE is leading the introduction of LTE in the
UK, and the Gemalto UpTeq LTE front-end and back-end software technologies
allows them to rapidly leverage the full potential of LTE networks^1.”
^1 USIM for standard network access, ISIM for IMS network access and RoHTTP to
support application deployment within the Global Platform standard.
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
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 enable our clients to offer trusted and convenient digital
services to billions of individuals.
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,
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