BASKING RIDGE, NJ — From the 2011 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES), Gemalto today announced the successful deployment of its newly integrated over-the-air (OTA) platform and Universal Integrated Circuit Card (UICC) for the Verizon Wireless 4G LTE Mobile Broadband network.
Gemalto, the world leader in digital security, delivered the OTA and UICC for Verizon Wireless’ 38-market LTE network launch, which has already begun delivering 4G speeds to customers. This platform and circuit card will help Verizon Wireless deliver a secure and reliable multimedia data connection, provide global roaming capabilities, and remotely add new UICC applications and services on the 4G LTE wireless broadband network.
This UICC will be used inside mobile devices (initially USB modems for 4G mobile broadband) to manage subscriber information exchange, such as transferring contacts and preferences from one device to another, while at the same time providing secure access to the Verizon Wireless 4G LTE network. Gemalto’s OTA LTE platform, an industry first, will help the wireless leader manage LTE devices on its 4G LTE network, allowing for high-speed, low-latency, personalized services.
The Verizon Wireless 4G LTE Mobile Broadband network, launched in December 2010, is the fastest, most advanced 4G network in the United States, providing speeds up to 10 times faster than Verizon Wireless’ 3G network. Verizon Wireless’ 4G LTE Mobile Broadband network currently reaches one-third of all Americans, with plans to expand the network to the company’s entire 3G coverage area over the next three years.
Gemalto’s OTA and UICC will be highlighted from Jan. 6-9 in Verizon Wireless’ booth (#35216 in the South Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center) at CES. For more information about the LTE Innovation Center and Verizon Wireless’ 4G LTE network, visit www.verizonwireless.com/lte. For more information about Verizon Wireless at CES, visit www.verizonwireless.com/ces or follow the company on Twitter at http://twitter.com/verizonwireless.
About Verizon Wireless
Verizon Wireless operates the nation’s fastest and most advanced 4G network and largest and most reliable 3G network, and serves more than 93 million customers. Headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with 80,000 employees nationwide, Verizon Wireless is a joint venture of Verizon Communications (NYSE, NASDAQ: VZ) and Vodafone (LSE, NASDAQ: VOD). For more information, visit www.verizonwireless.com. To preview and request broadcast-quality video footage and high-resolution stills of Verizon Wireless operations, log on to the Verizon Wireless Multimedia Library at www.verizonwireless.com/multimedia.
Gemalto (Euronext NL 0000400653 GTO) is the world leader in digital security with 2009 annual revenues of €1.65 billion, and over 10,000 employees operating out of 75 offices, research and service centers in 41 countries. Gemalto is at the heart of our evolving digital society. The freedom to communicate, travel, shop, bank, entertain, and work – anytime, anywhere – has become an integral part of what people want and expect, in ways that are convenient, enjoyable and secure. Gemalto delivers on the growing demands of billions of people worldwide for mobile connectivity, identity and data protection, credit card safety, health and transportation services, e-government and national security. We do this by supplying to governments, wireless operators, banks and enterprises a wide range of secure personal devices, such as subscriber identification modules (SIM), Universal Integrated Circuit Card (UICC) in mobile phones, smart banking cards, smart card access badges, electronic passports, and USB tokens for online identity protection. To complete the solution we also provide software, systems and services to help our customers achieve their goals.
As the use of Gemalto’s software and secure devices increases with the number of people interacting in the digital and wireless world, the company is poised to thrive over the coming years. For more information please visit www.gemalto.com.