SoftBank Mobile selects Gemalto TSM to further expand Japan’s mobile NFC ecosystem

  SoftBank Mobile selects Gemalto TSM to further expand Japan’s mobile NFC

Business Wire

AMSTERDAM -- June 12, 2013


Gemalto (Euronext NL0000400653 GTO), the world leader in digital security,
announces its selection by SoftBank Mobile for the commercial launch of mobile
NFC services in Japan. This launch further expands Japan’s NFC ecosystem, with
two major mobile operators having launched NFC services, powered by Gemalto’s
Allynis Trusted Service Management (TSM) solution. Open and scalable, the TSM
infrastructure allows operators to easily bring new service providers into the
ecosystem. The solution is hosted in Gemalto’s secure data center based in
Singapore, providing 24/7 availability to ensure business continuity for
SoftBank Mobile.

With Japanese banks increasingly throwing their weight into mobile payment
services, Japanese mobile subscribers will have more access to a rich
portfolio of NFC services which also include e-ticketing and loyalty programs.
The support of NFC international standards now allows contactless service
interoperability across all mobile operators and service providers. In
addition, SoftBank Mobile will be able to offer NFC services in Japan and
abroad, opening the door to cross-border commercial agreements which will
greatly benefit Japanese travelers overseas.

“Gemalto’s expertise in NFC, drawing on more than 40 commercial TSM projects
in progress, brings unrivaled understanding in managing NFC complexity and
underlying security,” said Mr Hironobu Tamba, Vice President, Product &
Service Division, SoftBank Mobile. “Gemalto’s end-to-end solution secures the
back-end and allows SoftBank Mobile to focus on developing value-added mobile
NFC services. We are excited to be able to offer our subscribers a richer
mobile experience through NFC, via services like mobile payments and real-time

“SoftBank Mobile’s participation in Japan’s NFC ecosystem is set to unify the
usage of mobile payment throughout the country and beyond,” said Michael Au,
Senior Vice President of Telecommunications at Gemalto Asia. “With Japan’s
banks providing strong support for mobile payments, Gemalto expects rapid
adoption and is dedicated to supporting SoftBank Mobile’s efforts in
developing this service.”

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About Gemalto

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
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. We develop secure embedded
software and secure products which we design and personalize. Our platforms
and services manage these products, the confidential data they contain and the
trusted end-user services made possible.

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:
Europe, Middle East & Africa
Peggy Edoire, +33 4 42 36 45 40
Asia Pacific
Pierre Lelievre, +65 6317 3802
North America
Nicole Smith, +1-512-758-8921
Latin America
Ernesto Haikewitsch, +55 11 5105 9220
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