Oberthur Technologies, Key Partner of “Nice, NFC City”

Oberthur Technologies, a well known provider of smart cards technology was selected by Bouygues Telecom, Orange, SFR and two French banks for the launch of the first commercial deployment of the project “Nice, NFC City.” For this project, the Group CM-CIC and its operator NRJ Mobile will also use SIM cards provided by Oberthur Technologies.
Oberthur Technologies is the primary supplier of SIM cards which host applications allowing end users to pay for goods and services at merchants throughout Nice and to use public transport.

TelepathIC, a complete solution from Oberthur Technologies which provides remote management for the entire life cycle of NFC cards and services was also chosen by Bouygues Telecom, SFR and a bank participating in the project.

With its “NFC Now” offering, Oberthur Technologies is positioned as a prime partner for the NFC ecosystem proposing a complete and interoperable solution adapted to the needs of all the players within this project: SIM cards, applications as well as NFC compatible administration platforms.

By facilitating the collaboration between all of the players and actively participating in the definition of specifications of the project, Oberthur claim to have proven their ability to accompany their partners in such key projects.

“With this new standard, mobile operators, banks, transport authorities and other service providers can work together in an open and interoperable manner for the wide-scale deployment of contactless services for the general public,” stated Xavier Drilhon, Managing Director of the Card Systems Division at Oberthur Technologies.

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