Chunghwa Telecom Selects Gemalto for NFC Trial with Mastercard and Four Leading Banks in Taiwan

  Chunghwa Telecom Selects Gemalto for NFC Trial with Mastercard and Four
  Leading Banks in Taiwan

Business Wire

AMSTERDAM -- July 2, 2013


Gemalto (Euronext NL0000400653 GTO), the world leader in digital security,
announces that its UpTeq NFC SIM embedded software and product has been
selected by Chunghwa Telecom (CHT) to secure its NFC payment program. CHT is
Taiwan’s largest mobile network operator with 10 million subscribers. The
initiative, using the SIM as the secure element to safeguard mobile NFC
transactions, was approved by the Financial Supervisory Commission of Taiwan,
and is supported by leading Taiwanese banks Cathay United, Chinatrust
Commercial, E.Sun, Taishin, as well as handset makers HTC Corp, Samsung,

CHT subscribers will be able to use their mobile phone for contactless
payments at over 20,000 MasterCard® PayPass™ point of sale readers across
Taiwan including supermarkets, department stores and a fleet of taxis. The
pilot also supports additional NFC services such as multiple credit and
prepaid cards, loyalty cards, coupons, and ticketing.

Gemalto’s UpTeq NFC SIM is the tamper-proof secure element that provides
banking-grade security for mobile contactless transactions. It also enables
CHT to easily deploy and manage additional NFC services after the card has
been issued to subscribers in the field. This unique flexibility is key to
attracting more service providers looking to harness NFC technologies while
ensuring successful deployment and adoption of a broad range of mobile NFC

“The strong support of the Gemalto local team helped us achieve
first-to-market advantage in using the SIM to secure mobile payments,” said by
Joseph Kuo, Director of Value Added Services CHT. “It is part of our strategy
to ‘seed the market’ by equipping all of our subscribers with the UpTeq NFC
SIM so we are ready for mass deployment of mobile contactless services.”

“MasterCard continues to lead the demands in Taiwan market by providing
consumers with the most innovative payment technology and creating new
opportunities for financial services,” said Julie Yang, Head of Taiwan,
MasterCard. “Gemalto’s UpTeq NFC SIM solution provides EMV-payment level of
protection for mobile contactless transactions and also opens the door to a
wealth of innovative NFC services beyond payments for the benefits of the
consumers as well as business stakeholders in the value chain.”

“With leading partner banks bringing significant clout to the program, CHT is
poised to play a leading role in the swift deployment of mobile NFC services,”
added Michael Au, Senior Vice-President of Telecommunications at Gemalto Asia.
“This will also spur new service providers to onboard the NFC ecosystem to
offer a wide array of NFC services such as mass transit, access control and
information download from smart posters.”

^1 Chunghwa Telecom announcement published on May 29^th, 2013.

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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