Morpho (Safran), the pioneer and leading mobile NFC platform, product and services provider, today announced its partnership with Far EasTone Telecommunications (Far Eastern Group) for Trusted Service Management (TSM) technologies and solutions in the “FarEasTone NFC All Around Trial Program.”
As the number one mobile network operator in Taiwan and a leading service innovator, Far EasTone’s vision is to build a nationwide NFC ecosystem by 2014. This trial program is a major milestone in realizing this grand vision.
The trial integrates NFC technology into different aspects of mobile life. Users will be able to tap their NFC phones to pay for purchases, take public transportation and use loyalty programs. These transactions will be available at 25,000 PayPass point-of-sale terminals and 10,000 shops. The transactions will be done through Morpho’s Trusted Service Management (TSM) system. TSM is a key component in this new service model as it ensures the secure delivery of service credentials to the USIM, manages the various applications and enhances customer services.
Roger Chen, Vice President Internet & Commerce Division at Far EasTone Telecommunications said: “We partner with Morpho for its end-to-end expertise, its market-proven technologies and its business knowledge. Most important of all is their experience in enabling service providers from multiple and diverse industries to enrich our service offering on the TSM platform. This is most crucial for the adoption of our services as well as for the success of our vision to build the NFC ecosystem.”
Chua Thian Yee, Senior Vice President Convergence Services at Morpho, e-Documents Division said,“We are honored to be the partner of this trial program. Our unique experience in successfully enabling service providers from different industries with different workflows is directly applicable to this project. Far EasTone together with the Far Eastern Group companies immediately provide a complete consumer service ecosystem. This is not just another NFC pilot it will set an example for other NFC projects globally.”
About Far EasTone Telecommunications
Far EasTone Telecommunications (hereafter abbreviated to Far EasTone) was founded on April 11, 1997. Though its considerable technical resources and comprehensive financial capability, it acquired two mobile communication operation permits (GSM 900 and GSM 1800) in 1997, rapidly engaged in network construction, and began formal operation in January 1998. Far EasTone (fetnet.net) was founded on the core value of “Trustworthy, Innovative, Proactive, Accountable and Collaborative” and we expand benefits and perfect user experiences for consumer through innovative thinking. In addition to the Taiwanese market, we also continue to engage in 360 degree cooperation with telecommunications operators around the world, so that information and communication technologies across all regions can be comprehensively exchanged to maximize value for customers.
Morpho (morpho.com), a high-technology company of Safran, is one of the world’s leading suppliers of identification, detection and e-document solutions. Morpho is specialized in personal rights and flow management applications, in particular based on biometrics, a sector in which it is the world leader, as well as secure terminals and smart cards. Morpho’s integrated systems and equipment are deployed worldwide and contribute to the safety and security of transportation, data, people and countries.