G&D Supplies and Operates Innovative Subscription Management Solution for French Mobile Operator SFR
Munich, November 19, 2013 – Giesecke & Devrient (G&D) is supplying SFR, the number one alternative telecommunication operator in France, with a subscription management solution comprising managed services and SIM cards. This solution is the first of its kind to appear on the French mobile telecommunications market. It allows SFR customers to activate and personalize their SIM cards to their selected tariff at the click of a mouse – Over-the-Air (OTA) via the mobile network. SFR launched this innovative service based on G&D’s flexible and secure SmartTrust® AirOn™ system. SFR can now offer their customers faster and simpler steps to being connected, with a simplified logistics process that lower costs.
G&D’s SmartTrust AirOn platform provides the foundation for SFR’s latest “SFR Connecté Partout“ offer, which aims to attract the buyers and owners of tablet PCs who are keen to be online while on the move. Thanks to G&D’s end-to-end solution, SFR need only provide its customers with a single version of SIM card which features a pre-installed subscription management client. This SIM card stores basic mobile communications data that can be activated and easily configured by the customers themselves with the desired subscription details: customers are automatically guided to an SFR online portal, where they are taken through the relevant configuration steps. Each individual’s selected subscription data is then automatically transferred to the SIM card and activated via the mobile network.
This managed services solution, operated by G&D from its secure data centers, does away with SFR’s need to stock a variety of preconfigured SIM cards at its logistics centers and sales outlets – for post- or prepaid, 3G or 4G users. And by now offering those customers complete ready-to-use tablet and SIM card packages, without difficult administration procedures, SFR can look forward to more satisfied customers.
About Giesecke & Devrient
Giesecke & Devrient (G&D) is a leading international technology provider headquartered in Munich, Germany. Founded in 1852, the Group has a workforce of over 11,200 employees and generated sales of approximately EUR 1.8 billion in the 2012 fiscal year. 58 subsidiaries and joint ventures in 32 countries ensure customer proximity worldwide.
G&D develops, produces, and distributes products and solutions in the payment, secure communication, and identity management sectors. G&D is a technology leader in these markets and holds a strong competitive position. The Group’s customer base mainly comprises central and commercial banks, mobile network operators, business enterprises, governments, and public authorities. For more information, please visit: www.gi-de.com