Digital security provider Gemalto announced today that Joint Electronic Teller Services Limited (JETCO) has commercially launched mobile NFC services in Hong Kong and Macau using its Allynis Trusted Services Hub (TSH).
According to Gemalto, JETCO is the largest Automatic Teller Machine (ATM) network in the region consisting of 32 member banks. It provides aggregation service for banks and service providers, delivering secure over-the-air provisioning of payment credentials to their customers' NFC phones. This will allow users to pay for their goods, services, and transport with a simple tap of their smartphones, it added.
By leveraging TSH, it provides JETCO with a single connection and immediate access to the broadest base of users, allowing it to quickly deploy NFC services across a comprehensive portfolio of smartphones and mobile networks.
"Gemalto's TSH enables JETCO to play the role of a trusted third party, eliminating the need for multiple individual contracts," said Suzanne Tong-Li, President for Greater China and Korea at Gemalto. "With a strong track record of NFC deployments in Asia, we can empower JETCO to play a leading role in transforming Hong Kong into a fully cashless society."
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