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2017-02-01

Gemalto: 34 Bridge Alliance members can now access Gemalto On-Demand Connectivity for Industrial and Consumer IoT devices

Amsterdam, Feb. 1, 2017 -
Gemalto (Euronext NL0000400653 GTO), the world leader in digital security, has
been selected to supply itsOn-Demand Connectivity (ODC
) solution for Bridge Alliance, a partnership of 34 leading mobile network
operators (MNOs) in Asia Pacific, Middle East, and Africa, representing over
800 million customers. Deployed by Gemalto,On-Demand Connectivity
, when paired with embedded SIMs (eSIM), eliminates logistics challenges of
provisioning online connectivity in different territories forInternet of
Things(IoT) device makers and service providers.

Through the remote subscription management, users can easily connect to any
Bridge Alliance Member Operator's network, allowing them to immediately
access the Internet with their devices, and manage their mobile subscriptions
with ease. This solution is compatible with GSMA's Embedded SIM M2M
specifications for industrial IoT applications, and GSMA's Embedded SIM
specifications for consumer devices.

IoT is one of the fastest-growing markets today. Based on IHS Markit's 2016
projections, there will be 20 billion connected devices in use in 2017. This
installed base of IoT devices will continue to expand to 30 billion in 2020,
and hit 75 billion in 2025*. There is also a market shift from highly
specialized to cross-industry IoT devices. An example is the use of connected
light bulbs, which can be implemented for different sectors.

"We are focused on providing customers with world-class, seamless connectivity
services for both industrial and consumer IoT devices
," said Eileen Tan, Chief Executive Officer at Bridge Alliance. "Our
partnership with Gemalto allows us to automate the provision of
connectivity services over-the-air to meet the exacting demands of our
customers."

"IoT is the backbone of many emerging trends and technologies like Industry
4.0
and Big Data
", said Sashidhar Thothadri, Vice President of Sales South Asia&Japan at
Gemalto."As the interest grows, we are excited to deliver a truly flexible
way to
connect any IoT device - from connected cars to wearables and other
industrial M2M applications - across a large geographical footprint, thanks
to Bridge Alliance members' networks".

*Source:IoT Platforms-Enabling the Internet of Things, IHS Markit

About Gemalto

Gemalto (Euronext NL0000400653 GTO) is the global leader in digital security,
with 2015 annual revenues of €3.1 billion and customers in over 180
countries. We bring trust to an increasingly connected world.

Our technologies and services enable businesses and governments to
authenticate identities and protect data so they stay safe and enable
services in personal devices, connected objects, the cloud and in between.

Gemalto's solutions are at the heart of modern life, from payment to
enterprise security and the internet of things. We authenticate people,
transactions and objects, encrypt data and create value for software -
enabling our clients to deliver secure digital services for billions of
individuals and things.

Our 14,000+ employees operate out of 118 offices, 45 personalization and data
centers, and 27 research and software development centers located in 49
countries.

For more information visitwww.gemalto.comor follow@gemaltoon Twitter.

Gemalto media contacts:

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| Philippe Benitez Peggy Edoire Vivian Liang |
|North America |
|+1 512 257 3869 Europe&CIS Greater China |
|philippe.benitez@gemalto.com +33 4 42 36 45 40 +86 1059373046 |
| peggy.edoire@gemalto.com vivian.liang@gemalto.com |
| Ernesto Haikewitsch Kristel Teyras Shintaro Suzuki |
|Latin America Middle East&Africa Asia Pacific |
|+55 11 5105 9220 +33 1 55 01 57 89 +65 6317 8266 |
|ernesto.haikewitsch@gemalto.com kristel.teyras@gemalto.com shintaro.suzuki@gemalto.com |
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Press release (PDF)
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