Gemalto adds Mifare DESFire to NFC phones

Gemalto has announced it has implemented NXP’s Mifare DESFire transport ticketing solution on a SIM card for the first time, enabling NFC phones to be used to replace tickets on the forty transport systems around the world that have implemented the high security ticketing system to date.

“Mobile phones have become an essential part of our daily life and mobile e-ticketing perfectly illustrates the trend by simplifying access to public transport,” says Rémi De Fouchier, senior vice president of trusted services management at Gemalto. “With this new solution, Gemalto broadens the use of mobile phones as travel passes in cities equipped with a DESFire infrastructure, enabling more and more commuters across the world to enjoy an enriched service.”

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