Gemalto Launches Private File Storage and Sharing App for Mobile Operators
AMSTERDAM -- April 9, 2013
Gemalto (Euronext NL0000400653 GTO), the world leader in digital security, has
extended its portfolio of end-user cloud services solutions for mobile network
operators with an innovative private file storage and sharing application.
LinqUs CloudnShare offers mobile network operators a fast-track to launch
their own fully branded and secure OTT (Over-The-Top) application, or
complement their existing cloud backup services in the fast-developing
personal cloud market.
A recent Gemalto end-user survey highlights the untapped demand for mobile
operator branded secure Personal Cloud services and reveals that 80% of mobile
users would use cloud-based data backup & sharing services if offered by their
mobile network operator. With LinqUs CloudnShare, mobile operators can quickly
realize the potential of the personal cloud market and deliver more choice
with higher service quality within a secure environment for customers’
personal data. LinqUs CloudnShare contributes to positioning operators at the
forefront of a high profile online consumer market.
Accessed direct from either a mobile phone or PC, Gemalto’s sharing
application is unique in giving users the opportunity not only to store files
and share them directly with any phonebook contact, but also to post and
exchange comments. Users sign up to the service by simply entering their
mobile number and a password, and can start sharing files and messages with
any of their mobile contacts regardless of their operator. The app leverages
the user’s phonebook, so file sharing can begin immediately, just by clicking
on a chosen contact’s name.The result is a highly viral service, inviting new
users to join in via standard SMS text.
“This new addition to the Gemalto personal cloud service portfolio provides
operators with a ready-made path to market with their own branded product,”
commented Jean-François Schreiber, Senior Vice President of Telecommunications
Solutions and Services at Gemalto. “Inherently viral, the CloudnShare
application allows operators to leverage their key competitive assets,
particularly by using the mobile number as an ID, to strengthen relationships
with existing customers and raise brand awareness with a wider audience than
their own subscriber base.”
Gemalto will be presenting LinqUs CloudnShare at Telco Cloud World Forum next
15-17 April in London.
Gemalto’s survey, ‘Consumer insights into cloud storage, back-up and sharing
of personal content’, conducted between June and mid-July 2012.
Gemalto (Euronext NL0000400653 GTO) is the world leader in digital security
with 2012 annual revenues of €2.2 billion and more than 10,000 employees
operating out of 83 offices and 13 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,
blog.gemalto.com, or follow @gemalto on Twitter.
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