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    Oberthur Technologies and Sicap sign exclusive partnership


    Oberthur Technologies and Sicap, specialists in the fields of smart card solutions and device management have today announced an exclusive agreement to provide a joint Full Device Management platform. The new offer combines their best of breed technologies to deliver converged, streamlined management of subscriber devices and SIM cards.

    When deploying new services, mobile operators need to reach as many subscribers as possible. With heterogeneous application components sitting in both handsets and SIM cards in end-user environments, the level of interdependency between devices and SIM cards has increased to a point where their side-by-side management is no longer sufficient.

    As a response to mobile operator needs, the Full Device Management solution developed by Oberthur Technologies and Sicap offers real time configuration, updates and management of both devices and SIMs. This solution provides a unique customer care interface and can be operated as a single platform with common hardware, software, and administration either in the mobile operator premises or in Oberthur Technologies or SICAP certified datacenters. It also enhances the user experience by aligning services to the capabilities of each specific handset and SIM.

    Xavier Drilhon, Managing Director of the Card Systems Division at Oberthur Technologies commented, "By bringing together our 10 years experience in OTA platform development and more than 80 deployments worldwide combined with Sicap's impressive technology and expertise in the field of device management, we can optimize real-time device and SIM support and better help mobile operators deploy their current and future services."

    Jürgen Samuel, CEO of Sicap, said "We are proud to present the Full Device Management solution developed with Oberthur Technologies. Their reputation in SIM management complements our device management excellence. Together we have a combined presence in OTA and device management platforms in over 120 networks worldwide. Our common focus on innovation and the complementarities of our technologies will empower operators to deliver advanced services which always work first time for their mobile subscribers. "