Oberthur Technologies announced that it will join forces with Smart Catch International — a digital security service provider in Taiwan — to provide Trusted Service Management services to mobile operators and service providers in the country.
Oberthur’s NFC solutions have already seen deployment in more than 20 countries worldwide with an additional 30 TSM implementations. The venture with Smart Catch International will look to deliver comprehensive TSM functionality to Taiwanese mobile operators and services providers for the deployment and management of NFC services.
Contactless card use is already incredibly present amongst Taiwan’s 23 million inhabitants, so the impending jump to mobile contactless services is likely to be a smoother transition than most. Smart Catch envisions a solution that will provide secure and robust mobile applications to its Taiwanese clients, a list that includes mobile operators, banks as well as transit and retail service providers.
While no official launch dates have been set, the Oberthur-Smart Catch partnership is expecting a solution before second quarter of 2013.