China Telecom to offer NFC SIMs with LTE capability - Mobile World Live

China Telecom to offer NFC SIMs with LTE capability

10 JUN 2014

China Telecom has chosen Gemalto to supply the SIMs for a commercial introduction of mobile contactless services.

The SIM is also embedded with the vendor’s LTE management software which means the Chinese operator’s subscribers can access NFC-based services offered at mobile broadband speeds.

The kind of services envisaged by China Telecom include payment and transport services.
Airport check-ins, personal authentication services and employee ID services will be introduced in the future, it said.

“The UpTeq SIM’s additional LTE feature will enable China Telecom to deliver an enhanced NFC experience to their customers, leveraging the accelerated download of NFC applications using their LTE network” said Suzanne Tong-Li, President of Greater China and Korea at Gemalto. “


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