Gemalto has announced the official go-live of NFC services management in Singapore, powered by its Allynis Trusted Services Manager (TSM) solution, hosted in Gemalto’s local TSM data center. Supported by the Infocomm Development Authority (IDA) of the nation, the project to bring NFC to Singapore consumers lines up a consortium of local partners including mobile operators, banks and service providers. This is the first time that the mobile operators and a range of other service providers join forces to launch nation-wide NFC services to the general public using a unified, comprehensive TSM solution.
Ronnie Tay, CEO, National Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore said, “As part of IDA’s iN2015 Masterplan, the Next Generation e-Payments Programme promotes technology adoption that realizes the vision of Singapore as a leading e-payments nation. The open access model for NFC infrastructure allows businesses to deploy innovative payment and other secured services, providing convenience to both consumers and merchants, and enabling commerce for all.”
Tan Teck Lee, Chief Innovation & Technology Officer and Asia President, Gemalto said, “This pioneer launch of an all-inclusive platform allows mobile operators, financial institutions and all the other service providers in Singapore to easily plug into. The NFC capable SIM cards are already being deployed, the NFC infrastructure is ready and with our MasterCard and VISA certified TSM data center we are able to support customers as they ramp up their large-scale deployment of mobile NFC services. We are happy to see this landmark program go live as planned, appreciate the benefits it contributes to the country’s economy, and want to thank our customers for their trust and for their confidence in the future.”