US Operator Nex-Tech Wireless Selects Gemalto’s Complete LTE Solution

  US Operator Nex-Tech Wireless Selects Gemalto’s Complete LTE Solution

Business Wire

AMSTERDAM -- September 19, 2013

Regulatory News:

Gemalto (Euronext NL0000400653 GTO), the world leader in digital security, has
enabled Nex-Tech Wireless to launch Long Term Evolution (LTE) high-bandwidth
wireless services to its subscribers in the United States. Gemalto’s
comprehensive solution combining the LinqUs™ Advanced OTA platform and the
UpTeq™ LTE multi-tenant SIM ^ ensures that Nex-Tech Wireless mobile users can
immediately enjoy the benefits of fourth-generation (4G)
broadband-connectivity as well as easily transition further to future
technology upgrades such as NFC.

In addition to facilitating faster broadband connections, the solution manages
secure connectivity to all multi-tenant SIMs with reliability.  The advanced
UpTeq^TM  LTE multi-tenant SIM, embedded with Gemalto’s unique secure polling
software, enables mass update campaigns with a high success rate. Gemalto’s
solution is scalable for future deployment of a broad range of advanced
services such as M2M applications, multimedia, WiFi offload and NFC.

Currently, the U.S. is widely considered the world’s leading LTE market, with
57 million subscribers^1 benefiting from mobile broadband. In the next four
years, LTE is estimated to be used by almost 70% of the American population
which will require an established and seamless solution. Gemalto’s experience
having delivered 20 advanced LTE over-the-air (OTA) platforms worldwide
ensures an expertise and solution that will benefit Nex-Tech Wireless and the
US LTE landscape.

“Using Gemalto’s LTE solution will allow us to bring the best 4G coverage to
our customer base, along with easy update possibilities with their LinqUs
Advanced OTA platform,” said Jon Lightle, Director of Finance and Operations
for Nex-Tech Wireless. “Their solution has been voted “Best LTE Security
Product Award” by LTE World Summit in 2013 and Gemalto tailored it to meet our
specific deployment needs.”

“Our LTE technology is already deployed in Japan and several European
countries, and provides seamless adoption of LTE with easy integration of
further mobile technologies, such as NFC and M2M,” said Sébastien Cano, Senior
Vice President of Telecommunications for Gemalto North America. “Gemalto’s
six-time award-winning software and services solution has provided a strong
foundation to LTE deployment in the United States, and our LTE OTA platform
ensures operators like Nex-Tech Wireless can directly manage real-time
activations and easily program updates that will increase overall client
satisfaction.”

Additional information on Gemalto’s UpTeq multi-tenant SIM:

Gemalto UpTeq range of high end SIM has been designed to securely host
multiple value added applications on the card. LTE account activation,
contactless payment or transport applications can be deployed by MNOs and
service providers in an independent way, each of them acting as a “tenant” and
managing personalization and life-cycle of its application.

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.

For more information visit www.gemalto.com, www.justaskgemalto.com,
blog.gemalto.com, or follow @gemalto on Twitter.

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http://www.fiercewireless.com/story/report-us-lte-subscribers-will-make-70-connections-2017/2013-06-11

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