Gemalto Launches Private File Storage and Sharing App for Mobile Operators

Tue Apr 9, 2013 1:00am EDT

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

Gemalto (Euronext NL0000400653 GTO), the world leader in digital security, has
extended its portfolio of end-user cloud services solutions for mobile network
operators with an innovative private file storage and sharing application.
LinqUs CloudnShare offers mobile network operators a fast-track to launch their
own fully branded and secure OTT (Over-The-Top) application, or complement their
existing cloud backup services in the fast-developing personal cloud market. 

A recent Gemalto end-user survey highlights the untapped demand for mobile
operator branded secure Personal Cloud services and reveals that 80% of mobile
users would use cloud-based data backup & sharing services if offered by their
mobile network operator. With LinqUs CloudnShare, mobile operators can quickly
realize the potential of the personal cloud market and deliver more choice with
higher service quality within a secure environment for customers` personal data.
LinqUs CloudnShare contributes to positioning operators at the forefront of a
high profile online consumer market. 

Accessed direct from either a mobile phone or PC, Gemalto`s sharing application
is unique in giving users the opportunity not only to store files and share them
directly with any phonebook contact, but also to post and exchange comments.
Users sign up to the service by simply entering their mobile number and a
password, and can start sharing files and messages with any of their mobile
contacts regardless of their operator. The app leverages the user`s phonebook,
so file sharing can begin immediately, just by clicking on a chosen contact`s
name.The result is a highly viral service, inviting new users to join in via
standard SMS text. 

"This new addition to the Gemalto personal cloud service portfolio provides
operators with a ready-made path to market with their own branded product,"
commented Jean-François Schreiber, Senior Vice President of Telecommunications
Solutions and Services at Gemalto. "Inherently viral, the CloudnShare
application allows operators to leverage their key competitive assets,
particularly by using the mobile number as an ID, to strengthen relationships
with existing customers and raise brand awareness with a wider audience than
their own subscriber base."

Gemalto will be presenting LinqUs CloudnShare at Telco Cloud World Forum next
15-17 April in London. 

Editor`s note

Gemalto`s survey, `Consumer insights into cloud storage, back-up and sharing of
personal content`, conducted between June and mid-July 2012.

About Gemalto

Gemalto (Euronext NL0000400653 GTO) is the world leader in digital security with
2012 annual revenues of €2.2 billion and more than 10,000 employees operating
out of 83 offices and 13 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
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