OT equips Lenovo smartphones with PEARL by OT® eSE to enable mobile transport and payment services in China

Oberthur Technologies (OT), a world leader in digital security solutions for the mobility space today announces that brand new Lenovo smartphones will be equipped with its state-of-the-art NFC embedded Secure Element (eSE). Thanks to this very first partnership between OT and Lenovo, OT’s advanced eSE PEARL by OT® will allow Lenovo to offer secure and convenient mobile payment and transport services.

Equipping three different smartphones models with OT’s eSE, Lenovo will provide Chinese users with convenient and secure NFC services, enhancing their transit and payment experience. PEARL by OT® is the most advanced multi-application eSE and allows easy deployment of secure contactless payment, strong authentication, transit, access and loyalty applications. The solution provided by OT to Lenovo will also include the secure Key Management system used to grant access to the eSE to partner applications, as well as the connection to OT’s China secure hub, already on-boarding major payment and transport service providers in China.

“We are delighted that Lenovo has selected OT to build up a solution for secure and convenient payment and transport services on its new smartphones. Our important local footprint in China is a major asset as well as our ability to provide Lenovo with a comprehensive solution which will help simplify the role and responsibility of each stakeholder providing services for NFC applications,”

said Cédric Collomb, Managing Director of the Telecom Business Unit at OT.

“We are pleased to work with OT to expand our service offer for the benefit of our clients in China,”

said Jerry Hsiao, Vice President of Lenovo.

“We are confident in OT’s expertise to deploy safely and efficiently its solution in line with our need for a large multi-scheme certified eSE to expand our users’ experience with our smartphones.”

OT is showcasing its solutions and innovations at the Mobile World Congress in Shanghai: 15-17 July 2015, booth #W4.F12

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