Gemalto Recognized as Driving Force for LTE Network Deployments
Amsterdam - Gemalto, the world leader in digital security, announces it has been selected as a finalist in two categories for the second edition of the Informa LTE Awards. Organized by Informa Telecoms and Media, and independently judged by an operator-only panel, the awards celebrate key contributions to LTE advancement. Winners will be announced at the LTE World Summit 2011 on May 17, 2011 in Amsterdam. Gemalto is already involved in commercial LTE deployments, in particular with NTT Docomo in Japan, and Metro PCS and Verizon Wireless in the U.S.
Recognizing Gemalto’s innovation and market leadership, the judges named the company as a finalist in two award categories:
* Best contribution to LTE standards
* Best enabling technology
Other finalists include notably Alcatel-Lucent, Huawei, Ericsson, Nokia Siemens Networks and ZTE.
Gemalto’s LTE solutions include the LTE Full-IP Over-The-Air platform, which enables operators to instantly activate the end-users’ subscriptions, manage user rights, and securely deliver a reliable data connection over their LTE network. Also associated to the platform are Gemalto’s LTE Universal Integrated Circuit Cards (UICC) that ensures user authentication to LTE networks and secure access to IP-based multimedia services such as voice-over-LTE and enriched communication.
“Gemalto’s LTE solutions make it simple and convenient for subscribers to enjoy mobile Internet broadband services, with a remarkable quality of service,” said Jean-Claude Perrin, Vice President LTE strategy at Gemalto. “We are honored that LTE Awards recognized our innovation capacity, our dedication to the technology success, and recognizes our ability to bring operational LTE solutions to market quickly.”
Gemalto (Euronext NL0000400653 GTO) is the world leader in digital security with 2010 annual revenues of €1.9 billion and over 10,000 employees operating out of 87 offices and 13 Research & Development centers in 45 countries.
Gemalto is at the heart of our evolving digital society. Billions of people worldwide increasingly want the freedom to communicate, travel, shop, bank, entertain, and work—anytime, anywhere, in ways that are convenient, enjoyable and secure. Gemalto delivers on the growing demands for personal mobile services, identity protection, payment security, authenticated online services, cloud computing access, modern transportation, e-healthcare and e-government services. Gemalto does this by providing secure software, a wide range of secure personal devices, and managed services to wireless operators, banks, enterprises and government agencies.
Gemalto is the world leader for electronic passports and identity cards, two-factor authentication devices for online protection, smart credit/debit and contactless payment cards, as well as subscriber identification modules (SIM) and universal integrated circuit cards (UICC) in mobile phones. Also, in the emerging machine-to-machine applications Gemalto is a leading supplier of wireless modules and machine identification modules (MIM). To operate these solutions and remotely manage the software and confidential data contained in the secure devices Gemalto also provides server platforms, consulting, training, and managed services to help its customers achieve their goals.
As the use of Gemalto’s software and secure devices increases with the number of people interacting in the digital and wireless world, the Company is poised to thrive over the coming years.
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