Independently judged by a Mobile Network Operator panel.
LTE World Summit 2012 – Gemalto (Euronext NL GTO), the world leader in digital security, announces it has been selected as a finalist in the “Best Contribution to R&D for LTE” category by the LTE World Summit jury.
Organised by Informa Telecoms and Media and independently judged by an operator-only panel, the awards focus on key contributions to LTE advancement. This latest recognition reaffirms Gemalto’s commitment to innovation with more than €150 million invested in R&D in 2011, drawing on the expertise of Gemalto’s 1 500 digital scientists around the world.
The Gemalto Advanced Connectivity solution for LTE networks builds on its versatile LinqUs Advanced OTA platform and UpTeq LTE subscriber module, embedded with Gemalto’s unique secure polling software. This feature allows for automatic UICC updates, to guarantee 100% success rate for the download and activation of sensitive applications including M2M subscriptions, large NFC payment applications and the credentials for streaming video content over LTE networks.
The carrier-grade efficiency of the Gemalto OTA platform has already been field-proven through a number of high-profile commercial LTE deployments, notably with Verizon Wireless and Metro PCS in the US.
“Gemalto’s Advanced Connectivity solution helps operators position themselves in the LTE world as key service enablers with a carrier-grade service level agreement,” said Samir Khlif, Vice-President Advanced Connectivity Offer/LTE strategy at Gemalto. “We are honoured that the LTE Awards recognised our R&D team’s effort to always go beyond customer expectations by developing a wide range of new products and bringing them new opportunities to ensure higher return on investment and best time-to-market.”
Editor’s note: OTA stands for Over-the-Air, referring to the remote management services for wirelessly connected devices, while UICC stands for Universal Integrated Circuit Card, being the certified and tamper-proof secure personalised device that enables mobile operators to issue, authenticate and manage subscription to consumers.
Gemalto (Euronext NL 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 and development centres in 43 countries.
Gemalto is 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 convenient, enjoyable and secure. Gemalto delivers on their expanding needs for personal mobile services, payment security, identity protection, authenticated online services, cloud computing access, e-healthcare and e-government services, modern transportation solutions and M2M communication.
Gemalto develops secure software that runs on trusted devices, which it designs and personalises. It manages these devices, the confidential data they contain and the services they enable, throughout their life cycle. It innovates so that its clients can offer more ways of enhancing the convenience and security of their end-users’ digital lives.
Gemalto is thriving with the growing number of people using its software and secure devices to interact in the digital and wireless world.
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