Gemalto announced that it is providing personalization services to Citibank and Visa in support of the Citi – M1 mobile – Visa payWave NFC pilot in Singapore.
More than 750 merchant locations across Singapore are participating in the three-month pilot, which was launched in May 2009. Up to 300 selected Citi M1 Visa Platinum card members have been invited to join. They are able to purchase items at Visa payWave merchants simply by waving their NFC-enabled phones in front of a contactless reader at the point of sale.
Gemalto is providing the management and preparation of sensitive user information from Citibank and to perform secure Visa personalization services on the phones enabling subscribers to gain access to the Visa payWave service on Singapore M1’s mobile network.
The service is performed at Gemalto’s certified personalization facility in Singapore as part of the Gemalto’s global Trusted Services Management service offer.