Rogers Communications selects Gemalto to secure mobile payment solutions

Mobile payments on Rogers NFC-enabled devices to be protected by Gemalto’s SIM-based software security

October 15, 2012
by Purchasing b2b staff

AMSTERDAM & TORONTO—Rogers Communications and Gemalto announced today that mobile payment solutions in pilot testing and coming to market this year on Rogers NFC-enabled devices will be secured by digital security technology from Gemalto. Rogers will deploy the UpTeq NFC, Gemalto’s EMV-ready, high-end SIM-UICC solution, to store and secure consumers credentials and card data needed to make payments with NFC-enabled mobile devices.

“Working with Gemalto allows us to protect the consumer’s information by leveraging the SIM card, assuring a secure and seamless experience for mobile payments,” said David Robinson, vice-president, emerging business, Rogers Communications.

Rogers is deploying the UpTeq NFC to secure payment credentials stored on the high-end SIM for new mobile payment services that are expected to launch in Canada later this year, and will leverage the card’s onboarding flexibility for the future addition of tap-and-go services including coupon redemption, loyalty programs, transit, and other digital identification. The UpTeq NFC secure device, which has an identical form factor as a conventional SIM, is part of Gemalto’s UpTeq LTE offer, and fully compliant over LTE networks. The payment services will fully comply with EMV, the global standard for secure credit and debit card transactions based on microprocessor chip technology that protects information needed for secure payments. The software application and the UpTeq NFC device have both successfully achieved the compliance assessment and security testing certification in accordance with MasterCard and Visa’s security requirements.