MetroPCS has selected Gemalto digital security to provide a Long Term Evolution (LTE) over-the-air platform and Universal Integrated Circuit Cards for its 2010 fourth generation LTE broadband service launch. Gemalto’s technology will enable MetroPCS to provide its subscribers with high speed Internet access from their mobile devices. MetroPCS, the fifth largest facilities-based carrier in the United States, offers unlimited, flat-rate, no signed contract wireless services to its more than 6.6 million subscribers. Gemalto’s OTA remote management platform will help MetroPCS manage wireless devices and subscriber service delivery in its combined LTE and CDMA network.Details
New distribution service Business Wire and CARTES in Asia, the digital security and smart technologies exhibition and congress to be held in Hong Kong
March 16-18, 2010 at the AsiaWorld
Expo, have announced that they have signed a partnership agreement.
Smart technologies industry leaders, key players in innovations and
decision-makers from all over the Asia Pacific region will gather in
Hong Kong for 3 days of conferences and 2 days of exhibition on smart
cards, identification technology, contactless payments, etc.
The market in this industry is growing faster than in any other region
in the world due to the dynamism of the telecommunications, the
deployment of the EMV standard and governments promoting smart card and
high technology adoption.
Pascal Beij has been appointed VP, sales and marketing with VoiceCash Mobile Bank international mobile money transfer services to oversee increasing marketing activities and growing sales revenue. Pascal Beij comes to VoiceCash from ZBG Group private equity company, where he was in charge of Commercial Strategy and Business Development for the Consumer Finance businesses. Bringing with him over 13 years of Sales & Marketing experience in Financial Services and FMCG and worked for companies like Nike and GE Capital, where the 36-year old held various leadership positions in GE Money and GE Commercial Finance.Details
PayPal plans to double the number of employees in Asia Pacific from 1,000 currently to
more than 2,000 by the end of the year. The company plans to add more
than 100 new jobs at its international headquarters in Singapore.
PayPal processed more than $6 billion of total payment volume in Asia
Pacific in 2009, an increase of 38% from 2008. Since its
establishment in the region in 2006, the company has struck dozens of
strategic partnerships with Asian companies including announcements
today with DBS, Singaporeâs largest bank, and China UnionPay, Chinaâs
bankcard association. PayPalâs new international headquarters
in Suntec City, Singaporeâs technology hub in the middle of the nationâs
central business district represents all of PayPalâs business outside of the USA.
Wazzamba online virtual world has partnered with GlobalCollect for processing all its online payments across the world. By using the single interface Merchant Link solution, Wazzamba has full control over the check out pages while gaining access to GlobalCollect’s unrivalled portfolio of payment methods – the current agreement covers international and local credit and debit cards. In addition, GlobalCollect applies Fraud Screening services to all card transactions to detect suspicious patterns and minimize fraudulent transactions. The Wazzamba virtual world combines exploration with skill-based casual games to provide a rich and rewarding experience while offering players the chance to win real world travel prizes.Details
Pentagon Federal Credit Union (PenFed) announced that all foreign transaction fees will be
removed from the “PenFed Premium Travel Rewards American Express Card.”
The Premium Travel Rewards Card earns rewards at the best rate within
PenFed’s credit card portfolio, and is one of the most rewarding
products in the marketplace today. The Card offers a combination of earn
rates across air, hotel and dining categories, with no caps or limits on
the amount of points a Cardmember can earn. Cardmembers can earn 5
points for every $1 spent on Airfare, 1 point for every $1 spent on all
other purchases. And, until December 31, 2010, Cardmembers earn 3 points
for every $1 spent on hotels and dining. Pentagon Federal Credit Union,
has more than 950,000 members and assets in excess of $14.5 billion, and provides
worldwide service to Army, Air Force, Coast Guard, Department of
Defense, and Department of Homeland Security personnel; members of the
VFW; employees or volunteers of the American Red Cross; and others in
the defense community and their families.
Smart card solution provider Sagem Orga will present the worldâs first Wireless LAN SIM card at
the international CTIA Wireless show in Las Vegas. “ConnectSIM” brings both new freedom
and security for mobile phone users. The flexibility of a wireless LAN
connection can now be enjoyed with any mobile phone â combined with the
high security of a SIM card. The WLAN SIM card can be used in any mobile
phone to enable fixed-mobile convergence, proximity transactions,
trusted peer-to-peer operations between two SIM cards, strong
authentication services, WEB security and a large and varied set of
other use cases. Some of the most interesting use cases will be
demonstrated by Sagem Orga at the CTIA.
uMonitor financial solution services has introduced its P2P money transfer services, a standard feature of “uTransfer Release 5.0,” which is currently being deployed. uTransfer, a funds transfer services platform that allows users to move money online in a highly secure environment, is deployed by banks and credit unions ranging from 50 million-dollar community organizations to $30 billion regional banks. The account-to-account money transfer service has been in use since 2003. Its new P2P service enables customers to send and receive money electronically via email and mobile phone to and from any third party with a U.S. bank account. The uTransfer 5.0 Release will also expand the back-office reporting, analytics, support, risk management and operational capabilities of this proven platform.Details
ExaDigm wired, wireless and integrated payment solutions has joined the Voltage “SecureData” Open License Program, and will integrate Voltage Security end-to-end encryption technology in its family of payment solutions. ExaDigm solutions with Voltage SecureDataâ¢ will provide merchants with an end-to-end data protection solution that significantly reduces the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) audit scope and meets or exceeds the recently published Visa Best Practices for Data Field Encryption. A number of ExaDigm payment solutions will be powered by the unique combination of Voltageâs breakthrough Format-Preserving Encryptionâ¢ (Voltage FPE) and Voltage Identity-Based Encryptionâ¢ (Voltage IBE) which, while dramatically simplifying the deployment and administration of encryption and key management, immediately encrypts cardholder data at point of capture for end-to-end protection and requires no need to inject keys into devices or manually rotate encryption keys.Details
Avenue Bank has made available mobile banking services for its clients. Avenue Bank clients can now access their accounts via their web-enabled mobile device for free to review accounts and balances, transfer funds, view account transactions, history, and details â all from their hand-held mobile device. Mobile banking links directly to the bankâs online banking with screens modified to be viewed on a mobile device. Clients must be signed up for online banking to have mobile access; however, there is no additional enrollment, nor applications to download. TN-based Avenue Bank opened in July, 2007, and aims to be Nashvilleâs signature bank.Details
ClairMail mobile banking and payment solutions has introduced its “Mobile Connectivity Architecture” (MCA) as a platform to help Financial Institutions (FIs) future-proof their mobile delivery channel powered offerings. Banks are looking to deliver relevant mobile services to customers to empower them with more control over their personal finances, and to do this must have a mobile financial services platform offering 2nd generation mobile banking models, and eventually 3rd generation. With “MCA,” banks can offer complex multi-channel conversations with customers about new banking products and services. MCA connects to any core provider, but also operates as an open platform that can independently access multiple financial services and related operational systems, such as marketing automation, fraud management, payment networks and contact center applications, delivering maximum flexibility and extensibility across lines of business.Details