Oberthur Technologies Provides its Advanced M2M Embedded SIM to Telecom Italia

  Oberthur Technologies Provides its Advanced M2M Embedded SIM to Telecom
  Italia

Mobile World Congress 2013

Business Wire

LEVALLOIS-PERRET, France -- February 25, 2013

Oberthur Technologies, one of the world’s largest providers of security,
identification solutions and services based on smart card technologies, today
announced its partnership with Telecom Italia in Italy to provide a
state-of-the-art solution for operators to download subscription credentials
to an embedded Universal Integrated Circuit Card (UICC) within a
Machine-to-Machine (M2M) module. The module can be integrated into a vehicle
for example, to provide mobile automotive services.

The partnership was founded on the selection of Oberthur Technologies to
provide SIM cards to support the ambitious M2M expansion plans of Telecom
Italia. The partnership is built on both companies’ commitment to and
implication in “mAutomotive”, the GSMA Connected Living projects aimed at
fostering growth of the global M2M ecosystem.

Oberthur Technologies will provide its Subscription Manager solution and the
Embedded SIM (Device Identity Module® ^1 for M2M SIM card) for the M2M
automotive telematic systems. The solution enables the secure download of the
contracted Mobile Network Operator’s (MNO) credentials onto the Embedded SIM,
at the first stage of the carmaker logistics process. It also enables
subsequent updates, for example in the car showroom. The Embedded SIM
specifications produced by mobile operators working within the GSMA ensure
that MNO credentials are handled with the highest standards of privacy and
security.

With this automotive solution powered by Oberthur Technologies, Telecom Italia
is paving the way for major automotive deployments including E-call, the
European Union regulation requirement by which all vehicles must be connected
to the mobile network in case of emergency.

“Thanks to its knowledge and leadership in SIM-based solutions and security
devices, Oberthur Technologies is able to address new vertical segments such
as M2M. The work we have completed with the GSMA and its mobile operator
members is paving the way for the expansion of this exciting market” said
Vincent Guitard, Marketing Director M2M & OEM at Oberthur Technologies.

“We are moving into a new phase for the mobile industry, where we expect to
see an explosion of connected modules. Telecom Italia strongly believes that
this is a fast growing and promising market and that to address it, we need in
some areas, to evolve consolidated technologies. Partnering with best-in-class
players is part of our strategy, as well as actively contributing to GSMA and
standardization activities in order to have an interoperable and globally
adoptable solution” said Lucy Lombardi, SVP Industry Relations at Telecom
Italia.

The Subscription Manager solution and the Embedded SIM are on display at the
Mobile World Congress 2013 at Barcelona, Spain from the 25^th to the 28^th of
February 2013. Come and visit Oberthur Technologies’ booth (Hall 6-stand 6C81)
to discover their comprehensive M2M range.

1 Device Identity Module® is a registered trademark of Oberthur Technologies.
DIM® is a dedicated range of embedded and removable M2M SIM cards

About Oberthur Technologies

Oberthur Technologies is a world leader in the field of secure technologies:
systems development, solutions and services for smart cards (payment cards,
SIM cards, access cards, NFC…) and for secure identity documents, traditional
and electronic (identity card, passport, health care card). Created in 1984,
Oberthur Technologies employs over 6 000 employees. With 50 sales offices
across 5 continents, Oberthur Technologies’ international network serves
clients in 140 countries.

For more information: www.oberthur.com

Contact:

Contacts Oberthur Technologies
Annika Hellgren
T: +33 (0)1 55 46 55 98
M: +33 (0)6 03 07 23 87
M: +46 (0)73 684 47 02
Email: a.hellgren@oberthur.com
or
FTI Consulting Strategic Communications
Yannick Duvergé
Tel. : +33 1 47 03 68 65
+33 6 74 91 48 05
Email : yannick.duverge@fticonsulting.com
or
Guillaume Granier
Tel. : + 33 1 47 03 68 61
+ 33 6 32 65 79 28
Email : guillaume.granier@fticonsulting.com