Gemalto and Orange Group Extend Collaboration on NFC with Rollout of Poland’s Largest Mobile Contactless Program

Gemalto, the world leader in digital security, has announced that PTK Centertel, an Orange group affiliate, is deploying the largest NFC program in Poland, with a commercial offer targeting several thousand users. This new initiative reinforces Gemalto’s active role in Orange Group’s NFC expansion strategy with deployments already in the UK, France and now Poland. 

This program, the first commercial NFC pilot in the country, brings PTK Centertel’s customers the convenience of using their mobile phone to securely pay for goods and services at a wave of their handset. Consumers will benefit from Poland’s well established contactless infrastructure of approximately 35,000 acceptance points, notably in fast food restaurants, cinemas, supermarkets and numerous retailers.

Gemalto provided an end-to-end solution that includes NFC software and user interface applications securely embedded on an NFC SIM, and the Trusted Service Management (TSM) services. PTK Centertel and its partnering bank have entrusted Gemalto with the operation of the TSM platform, to securely personalize and manage the payment application in the device over the air.

With already a number of large-scale rollouts around the world, Gemalto is definitely the trusted reference for mobile NFC implementation,” said Krzysztof Sieczkowski, Product and Content Development Director, PTK Centertel. “We need a complete solution to speed up our time-to-market, and leverage the strong contactless payment network already existing in Poland to make our consumer the first to benefit from the NFC experience.”

Gemalto is committed to assisting Orange Group with its NFC strategy with best-in-class technology and services for mobile contactless payments,” added Jean-Claude Deturche, senior vice-president of mobile financial solutions at Gemalto. “We have proven our success in France and the UK, and in Poland too our expertise in interconnecting all players in the NFC ecosystem – including the mobile operators, financial institutions and transit companies, will greatly facilitate the delivery of a superior user experience. ”

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