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December 5, 2010

Alcatel-Lucent, CASSIS International partner to provide secured mobile app warehouse

Claims to allow consumers to use their mobile phones as a wallet at the point of sale

By CBR Staff Writer

Alcatel-Lucent has signed an agreement to integrate CASSIS International’s Trusted Service Manager (TSM) with its comprehensive mobile payment and marketing offering.

The pre-integrated offering enables mobile network operators (MNOs) to provide a secure mobile application warehouse for payment, ticketing, loyalty and other applications by allowing consumers to use their mobile phones as a wallet at the point of sale.

The Alcatel-Lucent and CASSIS partnership provides a single point of contact for the secure contactless application providers to access their customer base through the MNOs.

The CASSIS Trusted Service Manager distributes, provisions and activates the applications and services of the service providers, and is considered the middle man between MNOs and third party service providers.

In addition, through this integration MNOs can leverage the relationship and services of the TSM to collaborate with other industry service providers and create new services for their customers, independent of handset and secure element makers.

Alcatel-Lucent mobile wallet service General Manager Anthony Belpaire said this partnership completes their turnkey mobile payment and marketing offering for mobile operators and NFC consortia.

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"With this offering, we can enable our mobile carrier customers to provide a kind of ‘SIM app store’ so payment, ticketing and lots of 3rd party applications can be provided to any NFC handset into the hands of the carriers’ customers," Belpaire said.

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