Gemalto Selected by U.S. Cellular for LTE Deployment

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Amsterdam, June 13, 2012 - Gemalto (Euronext NL0000400653 GTO), the world leader in digital security, announces its selection by U.S. Cellular, a leading mobile operator serving six million customers in 26 states, for its fourth generation Long Term Evolution (LTE) service launch. Gemalto will provide its LinqUs Advanced Connectivity solution. The solution, building on Gemalto’s LinqUs Advanced OTA platform and utilizing the high-end UpTeq LTE subscriber module, will enable U.S. Cellular to authenticate subscribers to the LTE and CDMA networks and manage its secure access to 4G services with industry-leading efficiency.

The LinqUs Advanced OTA platform enables U.S. Cellular to instantly activate subscriptions and manage access to personalized services over IP-based LTE mobile networks. The UpTeq LTE is embedded with Gemalto’s unique secure polling software that enables automatic update. This helps ensure 100% success rate for the download and activation of mission critical applications including M2M subscriptions, large NFC payment applications and the credentials for streaming video content over LTE networks. Thanks to the Gemalto “Always Connected” technology, the UpTeq LTE triggers its own update in order to ensure a maximal success rate and a unique end-user experience.

“Gemalto’s solution will help our customers maintain the faster connections to the people, information and entertainment that enhance and simplify their lives,” said Michael S. Irizarry, executive vice president chief technology officer, engineering and information services at U.S. Cellular. “Gemalto’s proven expertise and market understanding will help provide our customers with a dependable and reliable 4G LTE experience.” 

“The changing wireless ecosystem is paving the way for incredible opportunities ahead for mobile network providers like U.S. Cellular,” said Sébastien Cano, senior vice president of Telecommunications at Gemalto North America. “Gemalto has award-winning expertise in the LTE space and is committed to supporting U.S. Cellular to reinforce its cutting edge innovation, network enhancement and unmatched customer service.”

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