Oberthur Technologies announces LTE CSIM card availability

Wednesday 21 Sep 2011 | Member Press Release |

– To access Long Term Evolution (LTE) networks and provide intelligent roaming capabilities –

Oberthur Technologies, the world’s second largest provider of security and identification solutions and services based on smart card technologies, announced today the commercialisation of its multimode CSIM[1]/ USIM[2] cards for CDMA2000[3] and LTE networks. This card is able to handle authentication with current major network technologies such as: GSM, UMTS, CDMA2000 and of course LTE networks.

Oberthur Technologies collaborated with Qualcomm Incorporated to validate interoperability of its new LTE CSIM cardwith Qualcomm’s MDM9600 and simultaneous voice and data over LTE (SVLTE) solutions.

The multimode CSIM/USIM card is a state-of-the-art smartcard that allows maximum connectivity to end-users. With such a card end-users will be able to connect to all GSM, UMTS, CDMA2000 or LTE networks thus benefiting from maximum roaming capabilities and best communication rates.

This card can either be used in a CDMA2000/LTE phone to access CDMA2000 and LTE networks or in an UMTS/LTE phone to access UMTS and LTE networks. When used in a multimode CDMA2000 / UMTS / LTE phone, referred to as “World Phone”, the card truly becomes a universal tool to access any available networks.

“Following the successful tests byQualcomm, Oberthur Technologies is proud to commercially launch its multimode CSIM / USIM cards. This product has been designed to support operators in their migration to LTE and in parallel to enhance end-users’ rich media experience”, said Cedric Collomb, General Manager Cards and Services, Card Systems Division at Oberthur Technologies.

About Oberthur Technologies

Oberthur Technologies is a world leader in the field of secure technologies: systems development, solution and services for smart cards (SIM cards, access cards, NFC…) and for secure identity documents, traditional and electronic (identity card, passport, health care card), production of banknotes, cheques and other fiduciary documents, intelligent systems to secure cash-in-transit and ATM. Oberthur Technologies has 6,800 employees through 40 countries and 65 sites. The Group posted 2010 sales of €979M.
Website www.oberthur.com

Press Contacts

Corporate:
Charlotte LAFONT-MACHIN
Telephone: +33 1 55 46 71 23
Email: c.lafont-machin@oberthur.com

Card Systems Division:
Stéphanie CAU
Telephone: +33 1 47 85 58 06
Email: s.cau@oberthur.com

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