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T-Mobile Selects Gemplus' GemXplore Generations as the Next 3G SIM Platform for the Group
Luxembourg (ots/PRNewswire) -
- Gemplus selected as exclusive development partner by the T-Mobile Group for their next generation SIM Card Platform. In choosing GemXplore Generations, T-Mobile stands to benefit from reduced costs, increased personalization and greater flexibility for new service deployment
Gemplus International S.A. (Euronext: LU0121706294 - GEM and NASDAQ: GEMP), the world's leading provider of smart card based solutions, today announces its selection by T-Mobile, one of the largest operator galaxies, to provide its new GemXplore Generations operating system as the basis for future card and service deployment for their customers.
GemXplore Generations responded to T-Mobile's requests by complying with the latest multimedia features and standards releases, both of which can be updated over the air at any stage of the SIM lifecycle. This reduces time-to-market and increases the value of the SIM as a platform for future service updates and deployment. GemXplore Generations offers the flexibility necessary for T-Mobile to license the Operating System and outsource personalization in a highly secure way.
Przemek Czarnecki, Executive Vice President Terminal Technology, T-Mobile, said "After a diligent evaluation process where we examined various up-to-date SIMs on the market we finally selected Gemplus' GemXplore Generations as it revealed to be the most technologically advanced concept of OS. GemXplore Generations allows us to provide a common smartcard platform for the T-Mobile group while - at the same time - giving consideration to specific local needs."
Philippe Vallée, Executive Vice President, Telecom, Gemplus, said "This is the perfect illustration that our products correspond to the needs of our clients. GemXplore Generations was developed with our customers in mind bringing increased flexibility for the provisioning of new services, which by nature are continually evolving. Following the product launch earlier this year, we are pleased that such an operator as T-Mobile has quickly recognized its value for their networks. We are confident that our new, improved SIM will help them make the most of this strategic and uniquely placed part of their network in the hands of their customers."
About GemXplore Generations
The arrival of mobile multimedia has created new challenges for carriers. They need to encourage new uses for the mobile phone, improve the multimedia end-user experience and guarantee digital content will make money. GemXplore Generations SIM cards help operators face these challenges by building differentiating offers for their customers. The high memory capacity as well as flexibility and performance of GemXplore Generations will help the operator to increase the use of multimedia services and reinforce their brand.
Gemplus International S.A. (Euronext: LU0121706294 - GEM and NASDAQ: GEMP) is the world's leading player in the smart card industry in both revenue and total shipments (source: Gartner-Dataquest (2005), Frost & Sullivan, Datamonitor.). It has sold over 5 billion smart cards.
With security at its core, and 2400 patents and patent applications produced by its innovative R&D team, Gemplus delivers a wide range of portable, personalized solutions in areas including Identity, Mobile Telecommunications, Public Telephony, Banking, Retail, Transport, Healthcare, WLAN, Pay-TV, e-government, and access control.
Gemplus' revenue in 2004 was 865 million Euros.
About T-Mobile International
T-Mobile International is one of the world's leading companies in mobile communications. As one of Deutsche Telekom`s three strategic business units, T-Mobile concentrates on the most dynamic markets in Europe and the United States. T-Mobile branded services are provided to some 80 million customers in nine countries right now.
For more information about T-Mobile International, please visit www.t-mobile.net
LUXEMBOURG, May 26 /PRNewswire/ --
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