KDDI Using Gemalto TSM in the World’s First Commercial NFC-Based Flight
Boarding Service for Japan Airlines
Mobile World Congress 2013
BARCELONA -- February 26, 2013
Gemalto (Euronext NL0000400653 GTO), the world leader in digital security,
announces that it is providing its Allynis Trusted Service Management (TSM)
solution to KDDI, one of the leading mobile network operators in Japan, for
the deployment of the world’s first commercial NFC airline boarding service.
In addition, Gemalto has been delivering its UpTeq NFC high end SIM to KDDI
since March 2012. Launched in October 2012, the service will enable quicker
and more convenient flight boarding for more than 37 million passengers who
fly with Japan Airlines (JAL) each year.
The project aims to boost usage of mobile boarding by providing increased
speed and convenience to end users while reducing operational costs. Gemalto’s
TSM allows KDDI to securely download the JAL application into the SIM,
enabling passengers to just tap their mobile phone when required to present
their boarding pass. The NFC solution that KDDI has implemented can easily
expand using Gemalto’s TSM to include additional NFC services and applications
such as contactless payments, loyalty programs, transportation and couponing.
“Gemalto’s TSM solution was a critical component in developing JAL’s NFC
boarding service,” said Kenichi Bandou, Senior Manager, KDDI. “The level of
security it provides ensures continued trust between JAL and our customers.
Our touch-and-go mobile ticketing application allows passengers to complete
their check-in conveniently and with minimum hassle.”
“This service demonstrates the potential of NFC beyond mobile payments and the
value that NFC ticketing applications can provide by enhancing passengers’
flying experience,” said Martin Foo, Vice President of Mobile Financial
Services Solutions at Gemalto Asia. “With NFC services leveraging global TSM
standards, touch-and-go ticketing can soon be introduced for international
flights as well for KDDI subscribers who are abroad with roaming schemes.
Airlines can offer a compelling value-add to their passengers, increasing
loyalty and reducing operational costs.”
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.
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Gemalto Media Contacts:
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