Bell ID, ViVOtech and PPC Card Systems have announced a partnership to enable the mass market rollout of NFC mobile solutions in Europe.
The partners plan to deliver provisioning and management services for a host of applications migrating to NFC handsets, including EMV credit and debit cards, merchant prepaid, gift and loyalty cards, and ticketing and transit card applications.
Furthermore, the collaboration will allow mobile network operators, banks and service providers to deliver mobile application provisioning and/or Trusted Service Manager (TSM) services for payments, ticketing and marketing applications to their client base, according to the partners.
The joint solution leverages Bell ID’s high-volume token and application lifecycle and key management systems alongside ViVOtech’s mobile wallet software, over-the-air (OTA) provisioning solution and coupon issuance/redemption software with the certified operations environment managed by PPC.
“The collaboration between PPC, ViVOtech and Bell ID means we can provide banks, mobile operators and consortia from both of these sectors with a broader set of solution delivery options, further encouraging mass market adoption of NFC based mobile contactless applications,” comments David Orme, CEO of Bell ID.