Poland's Largest NFC Rollout
This program, the first commercial NFC pilot in the country, allows PTK Centertel’s customers to use their mobile phone to pay for goods and services securely at a wave of their handset. Poland has a 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 personalise and manage the payment application in the device over the air.
Krzysztof Sieczkowski, Product and Content Development Director, PTK Centertel, commented, “With a number of large-scale rollouts around the world, Gemalto is definitely the trusted reference for mobile NFC implementation. We need a complete solution to speed up our time-to-market, and leverage the strong contactless payment network already existing in Poland to make our consumer the first to benefit from the NFC experience.”
Jean-Claude Deturche, senior vice-president of mobile financial solutions at Gemalto, added, “Gemalto is committed to assisting Orange Group with its NFC strategy with best-in-class technology and services for mobile contactless payments. We have proven our success in France and the UK, and in Poland too our expertise in interconnecting all players in the NFC ecosystem, including the mobile operators, financial institutions and transit companies, will greatly facilitate the delivery of a superior user experience.”
Wednesday, July 6, 2011