Sicap and ABnote partner on NFC

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ABnote and Sicap are to collaborate to facilitate the global deployment of commercial NFC solutions.

With customer reach widely acknowledged as one of the key factors in taking NFC to the next level, Sicap and ABnote have partnered to offer a complete solution combining both global operator reach with trusted secure banking functionality.

Trusted by banks and mobile network operators around the world, the credibility of the partners in their respective domains effectively paves the way for the next phase of NFC, with Sicap and ABnote naturally filling the role of aggregator often referred to as a TSM (Trusted Services Manager). Therefore, the partnership will provide service providers such as banks, retailers and transit operators looking to deploy global NFC services with a commercially proven and trusted route to market.

ABnote Europe is an expert in secure data management and an NFC pioneer working with banks, transit operators, mobile operators, payment schemes and retailers. Over 50 banks worldwide including Citibank, RBS and BNP Paribas trust ABnote with the personalisation and packaging of smart cards and plastic cards, as well as the collection, processing and storage of sensitive client information.

Sicap has dual expertise in over-the-air device and SIM management for mobile operators. Integrated in over 80 mobile networks Worldwide, Sicap device and SIM platforms are vendor-independent and therefore capable of delivering NFC service applet downloads to all devices and SIMs on the market.

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