Gemalto catches a ride with China Mobile

Gemalto catches a ride with China Mobile

25 SEP 2014

French vendor Gemalto has announced that China Mobile is deploying its NFC-based SIM cards for a range of mobile contactless applications, starting with ticketing for the public transport system in Beijing.

The vendor preloads SIMs with a transport application for Beijing so that commuters can travel via bus and metro by tapping their smartphones on a contactless ticket reader.

In addition to transport, other services that could take their place on the SIM include mobile payments, loyalty and couponing.

Suzanne Tong-Li, Gemalto’s president for Greater China and Korea, said: “We have provided a customised solution to China Mobile, leveraging our strong understanding of the Chinese market and regional networks, which will allow them to adapt and expand their services to other cities. In the future, commuters will be able to travel from city to city with just one download wherever they go instead of having to buy a new transportation card each time. “


Richard Handford

Richard is the editor of Mobile World Live’s money channel and a contributor to the daily news service. He is an experienced technology and business journalist who previously worked as a freelancer for many publications over the last decade including...

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