Gemalto and Orange Group extend collaboration on NFC in Poland

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Gemalto says that PTK Centertel, an Orange group affiliate, is deploying the largest NFC program in Poland, with a commercial offer targeting several thousand users. This new initiative reinforces Gemalto’s active role in Orange Group’s NFC expansion strategy with deployments already in the UK, France and now Poland.

This program, the first commercial NFC pilot in the country, brings PTK Centertel’s customers the convenience of using their mobile phone to securely pay for goods and services at a wave of their handset. Consumers will benefit from Poland’s well established contactless infrastructure of approximately 35,000 acceptance points, notably in fast food restaurants, cinemas, supermarkets and numerous retailers.

Gemalto provided an end-to-end solution that includes NFC software and user interface applications securely embedded on an NFC SIM, and the Trusted Service Management (TSM) services. PTK Centertel and its partnering bank have entrusted Gemalto with the operation of the TSM platform, to securely personalize and manage the payment application in the device over the air.