Oberthur Technologies (OT), a world leader in digital security solutions for the mobility space, today announces that Shenzhen Tong, a Chinese transport operator, has commercially launched NFC transport and payment services on ZTE nubia Z9 and Z9 max smartphones relying on OT's state-of-the-art embedded Secure Element (eSE), PEARL by OT®.
Certified for the largest city transport services and by all the major payment schemes for mobile payment, PEARL by OT® is the most advanced multi-application eSE on the market, offering the largest memory and allowing easy deployment of a wide range secure contactless services. In addition, OT also provides the Shenzhen Tong applet enabling the service, available from both Shenzhen Tong and nubia mobile wallets, as well as the connection between the transport operator and the handset manufacturer through OT's China Secure Hub.
Thanks to OT's comprehensive offer, nubia Z9 and Z9 max owners are now able not only to securely access all public transportations services in Shenzhen but also pay in retails stores, as they used to do with their Shenzhen Tong cards. All they need to do is to download the Shenzhen Tong Dianshang (Shenzhen Tong e-commerce) application or the nubia application and nubia OTA (Over The Air) service upgrade. Once the corresponding applet is remotely installed on PEARL by OT®, users simply have to hold their smartphone near the contactless reader in the bus or the subway, or near the contactless payment terminal in stores, to securely enjoy the convenience of this newly launched NFC service.
"With the Shenzhen Tong smartphone NFC application we expect to further enhance the experience of our customers in public transportation and in retail shops and we are delighted to partner with OT and nubia for the massive deployment of this innovative and convenient service"
said Wang Dongjun, General manager, at Shenzhen Tong.
"PEARL by OT® enables us to enrich the service experience for the owners of our latest and further nubia smartphones and we are proud to use this advanced eSE technology provided by OT for the commercial launch of the Shenzhen Tong contactless transport and payment application"
said Ni Fei, CEO of nubia brand, at nubia.
"OT is supporting several Chinese public transport operators in major megalopolis like Shenzhen for the deployment of their services on flagship smartphones of various brands equipped with our eSE. We are delighted that Shenzhen Tong and nubia have chosen OT's end-to-end eSE, application and China Hub offer for this first commercial launch"
said Marek Juda, Managing Director of OT's Connected Device Makers business.
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