|[March 05, 2013]
SIA uses Gemalto's TSM platform to link service providers and speed up nationwide NFC rollout in Italy
AMSTERDAM --(Business Wire)--
Gemalto (News - Alert) (Euronext NL 0000400653 GTO), the world leader in digital
security, and SIA, a major international payments processor for banks,
corporate and Public Administration bodies, are joining forces to
support rapid deployment of NFC services throughout Italy. Gemalto and
SIA team up for the first national TSM
infrastructure in Europe that can be utilized by all of the market's
key stakeholders, accessible to the country's largest mobile network
operators and leading banks.
Currently being piloted in preparation of a full commercial launch in
mid-2013, SIA has already secured the support of primary Italian telecom
operators and banks to provide NFC services through its central hub that
enables contactless payment transactions. It will offer the benefits of
the Allynis Trusted Service Management for Service Providers
platform operated by Gemalto's European secure data center, which is
certified by Visa and MasterCard (News - Alert).
Up to 200,000 contactless payment terminals will be deployed in Italy by
the end of 2013. By offering a secure and scalable infrastructure that
ensures full interoperability and can seamlessly accommodate new service
providers, SIA is putting Italy at the forefront of the cashless
revolution and will help enable millions of consumers to make payments
with just the tap of their mobile phone.
"By creating a central hub, we meet the needs of both the banking and
telecoms sectors fostering the NFC ecosystem and mobile payments,"
said Nicola Cordone, SIA Deputy General Manager. "Using Gemalto's
proven platform, SIA is allowing all stakeholders to avoid numerous
individual arrangements when introducing new contactless services."
"Across the world, momentum is athering behind mobile NFC payment
and in Italy in particular, where Gemalto already has a strong footprint
in TSM implementations," said Jean-Claude Deturche, Gemalto Senior
Vice President, Mobile Financial Services. "Through this new
deployment, SIA will benefit from our effective approach to accelerating
the rollout and mass adoption of NFC services."
Gemalto (Euronext NL0000400653 GTO) is the world leader in digital
security with 2011 annual revenues of �2 billion and more than
10,000 employees operating out of 74 offices and 14 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)
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,
or follow @gemalto
on Twitter (News - Alert).
SIA is European leader in the design, creation and management of
technology infrastructures and services for Financial and Central
Institutions, Corporates and Public Administration bodies, in the areas
of payments, e-money, network services and capital markets.
SIA Group is currently present in around 40 countries and also operates
through its subsidiaries in Hungary and South Africa. The company has
offices in Milan and Brussels.
With 8.1 billion transactions annually relating to cards, collections
and payments, 63 million cards managed and 22.3 billion transactions on
financial markets, SIA carries 11.2 thousand billion bytes of data on
the network. The Group is made up of six companies: the parent SIA,
the Italian companies Pi4Pay (services for Payment Institutions), RA
Computer (treasury solutions for banks, businesses and P.A.), and TSP
(payment collection services for companies and P.A.), Perago
(infrastructures for central banks) in South Africa and SIA Central
Europe in Hungary.
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