KDDI Using Gemalto TSM in the World`s First Commercial NFC-Based Flight Boarding Service for Japan Airlines

Tue Feb 26, 2013 1:30am EST

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BARCELONA--(Business Wire)--
Regulatory News: 

Gemalto (Euronext NL0000400653 GTO), the world leader in digital security,
announces that it is providing its Allynis Trusted Service Management (TSM)
solution to KDDI, one of the leading mobile network operators in Japan, for the
deployment of the world`s first commercial NFC airline boarding service. In
addition, Gemalto has been delivering its UpTeq NFC high end SIM to KDDI since
March 2012. Launched in October 2012, the service will enable quicker and more
convenient flight boarding for more than 37 million passengers who fly with
Japan Airlines (JAL) each year. 

The project aims to boost usage of mobile boarding by providing increased speed
and convenience to end users while reducing operational costs. Gemalto`s TSM
allows KDDI to securely download the JAL application into the SIM, enabling
passengers to just tap their mobile phone when required to present their
boarding pass. The NFC solution that KDDI has implemented can easily expand
using Gemalto`s TSM to include additional NFC services and applications such as
contactless payments, loyalty programs, transportation and couponing. 

"Gemalto`s TSM solution was a critical component in developing JAL`s NFC
boarding service," said Kenichi Bandou, Senior Manager, KDDI. "The level of
security it provides ensures continued trust between JAL and our customers. Our
touch-and-go mobile ticketing application allows passengers to complete their
check-in conveniently and with minimum hassle."

"This service demonstrates the potential of NFC beyond mobile payments and the
value that NFC ticketing applications can provide by enhancing passengers`
flying experience," said Martin Foo, Vice President of Mobile Financial Services
Solutions at Gemalto Asia. "With NFC services leveraging global TSM standards,
touch-and-go ticketing can soon be introduced for international flights as well
for KDDI subscribers who are abroad with roaming schemes. Airlines can offer a
compelling value-add to their passengers, increasing loyalty and reducing
operational costs."

About Gemalto

Gemalto (Euronext NL0000400653 GTO) is the world leader in digital security with
2011 annual revenues of €2 billion and more than 10,000 employees operating out
of 74 offices and 14 Research & Development centers, located in 43 countries. 

We are at the heart of the rapidly evolving digital society. Billions of people
worldwide increasingly want the freedom to communicate, travel, shop, bank,
entertain and work - anytime, everywhere - in ways that are enjoyable and safe.
Gemalto delivers on their expanding needs for personal mobile services, payment
security, authenticated cloud access, identity and privacy protection,
eHealthcare and eGovernment efficiency, convenient ticketing and dependable
machine-to-machine (M2M) applications. 

Gemalto develops secure embedded software and secure products which we design
and personalize. Our platforms and services manage these secure products, the
confidential data they contain and the trusted end-user services they enable.
Our innovations enable our clients to offer trusted and convenient digital
services to billions of individuals. 

Gemalto thrives with the growing number of people using its solutions to
interact with the digital and wireless world. 

For more information visit www.gemalto.com, www.justaskgemalto.com,
blog.gemalto.com, or follow @gemalto on Twitter.

Gemalto Media Contacts:
Peggy Edoire, +33 4 42 36 45 40
Europe, Middle East & Africa
peggy.edoire@gemalto.com
Yvonne Lim, +65 6317 3730
Asia Pacific
yvonne.lim@gemalto.com
Nicole Smith, +1 512 758 8921
North America
nicole.smith@gemalto.com
Ernesto Haikewitsch, +55 11 51 05 92 20
Latin America
ernesto.haikewitsch@gemalto.com



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