TELUS Selects Gemalto SIM to Enable Secure NFC Mobile Payments

  TELUS Selects Gemalto SIM to Enable Secure NFC Mobile Payments

Business Wire

AMSTERDAM -- March 7, 2013

Regulatory News:

Gemalto, (Euronext NL0000400653 GTO), the world leader in digital security,
today announced that Canadian telecommunications carrier TELUS will use
Gemalto’s UpTeq NFC SIM cards to enable consumers to securely store a variety
of credentials on their SIM for use with their mobile phones. This fully
compliant Europay MasterCard Visa (EMV) technology will enable customers to
make secure payments, participate in loyalty programs, validate their transit
pass, and redeem coupons using the secure credentials stored on their SIM
cards accessed by with TELUS smartphones equipped with tap-and-go Near-Field
Communications (NFC) and LTE capabilities.

NFC technology makes life easier and more convenient for consumers around the
world by making it simpler to make transactions, exchange digital content, and
connect electronic devices with a touch of their phone.

The UpTeq NFC SIM secures credit and other payment card credentials, offering
the same security protection as chip payment. The embedded software on the
UpTeq NFC SIM has achieved compliance assessment and security testing
certification in accordance with AmEx, MasterCard and Visa’s highest
requirements. Besides the NFC-compatibility, the SIM also has built-in LTE
capacities which are fully compatible with existing networks.

“Gemalto’s UpTeq NFC SIM technologies comply with the most stringent global
security requirements and they have a vast track-record in the successful
roll-out of NFC projects across the world,” said Drazen Lalovic,
vice-president of Market Planning at TELUS. “TELUS will be bringing mobile
payment technology to customers very soon and we have teamed up with Gemalto
to offer a secure and seamless experience to enable the storage of payment and
non-payment credentials on TELUS SIM cards.”

“Having migrated to EMV chip years ago, the Canadian market is naturally well
positioned to offer NFC enabled credential solutions within its well-developed
contactless ecosystem which boasts one of the greatest contractless-ready
retail point of sale penetration rates globally,” said Sébastien Cano, senior
vice-president of Telecommunications at Gemalto North America. “TELUS’ 7.7
million wireless customers will be among the first to enjoy the convenience of
NFC services such as collecting loyalty points, redeeming coupons and
accessing promotional offers with a simple wave of their NFC-enabled phone.”

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 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,,, or follow @gemalto on Twitter.


TELUS (TSX: T, NYSE: TU) is a leading national telecommunications company in
Canada, with $10.9 billion of annual revenue and more than 13.1million
customer connections, including 7.7million wireless subscribers, 3.4million
wireline network access lines, 1.4million Internet subscribers and 678,000
TELUS TV customers. Led since 2000 by President and CEO, Darren Entwistle,
TELUS provides a wide range of communications products and services, including
wireless, data, Internet protocol (IP), voice, television, entertainment and

In support of our philosophy to give where we live, TELUS, our team members
and retirees have contributed more than $300million to charitable and
not-for-profit organizations and volunteered 4.8million hours of service to
local communities since 2000. Fourteen TELUS Community Boards lead TELUS’
local philanthropic initiatives. TELUS was honoured to be named the most
outstanding philanthropic corporation globally for 2010 by the Association of
Fundraising Professionals, becoming the first Canadian company to receive this
prestigious international recognition.

For more information about TELUS, please visit


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