Gemalto teams up with Chunghwa Telecom

Gemalto-teams-up-with-Chunghwa-TelecomGemalto has teamed up with Chunghwa Telecom to secure their mobile NFC services​.

This commercial launch, supported by MasterCard and four leading Taiwanese banks, uses Gemalto’s UpTeq Multi-tenant NFC SIM and embedded software to host mobile payment and Mifare transit purse on a single card.

This enables Chunghwa Telecom’s subscribers to pay for a variety of goods and services, including rides on Taipei’s crowded metro trains and buses, with a simple tap of their NFC phones on a contactless reader. Gemalto’s NFC SIM solution provides banking-grade security for mobile contactless transactions.

The Taiwanese are the most frequent users of smartphones in the Asia Pacific region and this deployment will pave the way for more service providers to come onboard and deploy mobile contactless services in the country.

Chunghwa Telecom customers will be able to download multiple credit cards on their phones, and then use any of them for mobile NFC payments in over 24,000 contactless terminals in major stores, taxis, restaurants, malls, and movie theaters. They will also be able to make contactless payments for their transport and small-value purchases at thousands of other outlets2 where the Mifare transit scheme is accepted.

“Taiwan has a strong contactless infrastructure in place, with a long record of NFC trials,” said Kuo-Feng Lin, mobile, Chunghwa Telecom.

“With Gemalto’s robust SIMs that comply with different generations of NFC readers, we are enabled to offer hassle-free mobile contactless services to a wide base of customers,” added Lin.

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