Bouygues Telecom, Orange and SFR Collaborate to Roll Out NFC Services in France

Bouygues Telecom, Orange and SFR Collaborate to Roll Out NFC Services in France Image Credit: Orange

OT (Oberthur Technologies) has partnership with French NFC trade association, AFSCM to roll out NFC Services in France with the 3 major mobile operators, Bouygues Telecom, Orange and SFR.

11.5 million French users have an NFC compatible device (in June 2016), marking a growth of 47.1% compared to last year. The strong growth had led to AFSCM and mobile operators in the country to decide on building a common hub to enable the massive launch of NFC services in France. OT is the sole provider for the deployment and management of this hub.

OT said that French end-users will benefit from secured digital cards in their smartphones that will become an all-in-one tool to transit, as local and national transports tickets and subscriptions are digitized in the smartphone, or to pay simply by waving them in front of a contactless terminal. 

Many other services can use NFC technology such as corporate or event access control, city services (car parks, libraries, swimming pools, etc.) and digital keys amongst others. These digital cards will be stored in highly secured NFC SIM cards.

Pierre Barrial, Managing Director of the Mobile Networks Operators business at OT
OT is delighted to have been chosen by AFSCM, Bouygues Telecom, Orange and SFR since it is a very significant recognition of OT’s expertise in NFC and a fantastic opportunity for OT to be part of this new project led by AFSCM, a world first in terms of approach to the NFC ecosystem. 

Thibault de Dreuille, AFSCM General Manager
AFSCM and the three major French mobile operators have decided together to choose OT because they offer not only a new solution with a modern approach, but also a significant track record with Mobile Operators and OEMs. 

Ray is a news editor at The Fast Mode, bringing with him more than 10 years of experience in the wireless industry.

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