G&D CEO preaches value of the SIM; talks up Mobile Connect

LIVE FROM GSMA MOBILE WORLD CONGRESS SHANGHAI: An increasingly connected world means increasing need for security and one of the best ways to secure user identity is the SIM, said Dr. Walter Schlebusch, CEO Giesecke & Devrient, at the second …

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MWC Shanghai 2015 Keynote: G&D

Dr Walter Schlebusch, CEO & Chairman of G&D, presents in the keynote focused on ‘Mobile Identity for the Connected Life.’

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Oberthur Technologies chosen for Samsung Pay in Europe

Samsung named French security firm Oberthur Technologies as one of the suppliers for the launch of its mobile payment service in Europe later this year. The Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge in Europe are equipped with the vendor’s NFC-embedded …

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Gemalto admits it was “probably” hacked but downplays impact

Following its own investigation, SIM card vendor Gemalto admitted it was “probably” hacked by US and UK security services but said the attacks “could not have resulted in a massive theft of SIM encryption keys”. A report last week claimed …

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Gemalto plays down impact of hacking report

Leading SIM card vendor Gemalto said initial inquiries show its products are secure and it does not expect to suffer a significant financial impact, following last week’s report that encryption keys were hacked by US and UK security agencies. The firm’s …

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Netherlands’ Rabobank jumps into mobile payments

Leading Dutch financial institution Rabobank has launched an NFC-based mobile wallet, although the service is only initially available on a couple of Samsung handsets. The Android app is now in the Play Store so that users of the Samsung Galaxy …

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G&D claims Cipurse first with Hungarian rollout

The new NFC-based payment service launched last month by Hungarian operator Magyar Telekom is offering subscribers SIM cards with a key difference, claims vendor Giesecke & Devrient. The service launched by the Deutsche Telekom subsidiary is the first to offer …

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NFC at heart of Brazilian mobile payments project

Brazilian banking group Bradesco is planning to roll out NFC mobile payments across Brazil by summer 2014, through a partnership with mobile operator Claro and SIM card provider Giesecke & Devrient.