US mobile payments consortium Isis has selected Gemalto to supply its trusted service manager (TSM) solution which will secure transactions over the operator's proposed NFC-based mobile money service due to launch next year. The consortium is composed of AT&T Mobility, Verizon Wireless and T-Mobile USA. One month ago Gemalto was part of a group that won a contract to build a mobile money infrastructure in Singapore where its TSM will be used. And it is also performing the trusted service manager role for Barclaycard/Orange in the UK. It is thought to be the TSM supplier to Deutsche Telekom although this has not been confirmed officially. But another major mobile group Telefonica chose rival vendor Giesecke & Devrient for its NFC deployment in Europe.
Isis is pushing ahead with its plans as it vies with rival Google Wallet. Earlier it announced that leading vendors HTC, LG Motorola, RIM, Samsung and Sony Ericsson will launch NFC-enabled devices for its service. The consortium is also working with DeviceFidelity which specialises in microSD cards and NFC-enabled handset cases.