Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Verizon Wireless Selects G&D Smart Cards for LTE Launch

Verizon Wireless has selected Giesecke & Devrient (G&D) to provide special Java based SIM smart cards for its upcoming Long Term Evolution (LTE) mobile broadband network. The LTE supporting SIM cards will help Verizon Wireless provide data services to its subscriber base on its 4G LTE wireless broadband network. Financial terms were not disclosed.

Dr. Klaus Vedder, head of telecommunications at G&D, said, "G&D developed the first SIM cards over 20 years ago and actively led the advancement of card technology for each generation since. We are excited to work with Verizon Wireless to bring this new fourth generation of network services to its subscribers."http://www.gdai.com

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