Gemalto will supply its LinqUs Advanced Connectivity platform for
US Cellular’s recently launched LTE network. The solution enables the
US operator to authenticate subscribers to LTE and CDMA networks and
efficiently manage secure access to LTE services. It also permits US
Cellular to activate subscriptions and manage access to personalized
services over IP-based LTE mobile networks.
Gemalto (Euronext NL0000400653 GTO), the world leader in digital
security, announces its selection by U.S. Cellular, a leading mobile
operator serving six million customers in 26 states, for its fourth
generation Long Term Evolution (LTE) service launch. Gemalto will
provide its LinqUs Advanced Connectivity solution. The solution, building on Gemalto’s LinqUs Advanced OTA platform and utilizing the high-end UpTeq LTE subscriber
module, will enable U.S. Cellular to authenticate subscribers to the
LTE and CDMA networks and manage its secure access to 4G services with
The LinqUs Advanced OTA platform enables U.S. Cellular to
instantly activate subscriptions and manage access to personalized
services over IP-based LTE mobile networks. The UpTeq LTE is
embedded with Gemalto’s unique secure polling software that enables
automatic update. This helps ensure 100% success rate for the download
and activation of mission critical applications including M2M
subscriptions, large NFC payment applications and the credentials for
streaming video content over LTE networks. Thanks to the Gemalto
“Always Connected” technology, the UpTeq LTE triggers its own update in order to ensure a maximal success rate and a unique end-user experience.
Gemalto’s solution will help our customers maintain the faster
connections to the people, information and entertainment that enhance
and simplify their lives,” said Michael S. Irizarry, executive vice
president chief technology officer, engineering and information
services at U.S. Cellular. “Gemalto’s proven expertise and market
understanding will help provide our customers with a dependable and
reliable 4G LTE experience.”
“The changing wireless ecosystem is paving the way for incredible
opportunities ahead for mobile network providers like U.S. Cellular,” said Sébastien Cano, senior vice president of Telecommunications at Gemalto North America. “Gemalto
has award-winning expertise in the LTE space and is committed to
supporting U.S. Cellular to reinforce its cutting edge innovation,
network enhancement and unmatched customer service.”
For more information about U.S. Cellular, visit www.uscellular.com. For more information about Gemalto’s wireless telecommunication solutions, visit www.gemalto.com/telecom.
About U.S. Cellular
U.S. Cellular rewards its customers with unmatched benefits and
industry-leading innovations designed to elevate the customer
experience. The Chicago-based carrier has a strong line-up of
cutting-edge devices that are all backed by its high-speed nationwide
network that has the highest call quality of any national carrier.
Currently, 25 percent of customers have access to 4G LTE speeds and 54
percent will have access by the end of 2012. U.S. Cellular was named a
J.D. Power and Associates Customer Service Champion in 2012 for the
second year in a row. To learn more about U.S. Cellular, visit one of
its retail stores or uscellular.com. To get the latest news, promos and
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Gemalto (Euronext NL0000400653 GTO) is the world leader in digital security
with 2011 annual revenues of €2 billion and more than 10,000 employees
operating out of 74 offices and 14 Research & Development centers
in 43 countries.
We are at the heart of our rapidly evolving digital society. Billions
of people worldwide increasingly want the freedom to communicate,
travel, shop, bank, entertain and work – anytime, everywhere – in ways
that are convenient, enjoyable and secure. Gemalto delivers on their
expanding needs for personal mobile services, payment security, identity
protection, authenticated online services, cloud computing access,
eHealthcare and eGovernment services, modern transportation solutions
and machine-to-machine (M2M) communication.
Gemalto develops secure software that runs on trusted devices which
we design and personalize. We manage these devices, the confidential
data they contain and the services they enable, throughout their life
cycle. We innovate so that our clients can offer more ways of enhancing
the convenience and security of their end-users’ digital lives.
Gemalto is thriving with the growing number of people using its
software and secure devices to interact in the digital and wireless
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