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2016-02-10

Gemalto: MTN Nigeria selects Gemalto for first commercial rollout of GSMA Mobile Connect authentication service

Universal SIM-based digital identity solution will improve security and
convenience in the online economy

Amsterdam, Feb. 10, 2016 -
Gemalto (Euronext NL0000400653 GTO), the world leader in digital security, has
been selected to provide itsLinqUs Mobile ID platformto MTN Nigeria. This new
project, operated for MTN in SaaS mode by GemaltoAllynis Services
, marks the first commercial rollout of SIM based services delivering
convenient mobile authentication for all mobile users. Compliant with the
latest GSMA standards, Mobile Connect, 'MTN Token'
is available immediately to MTN Nigeria's 70 million subscribers and positions
the operator as the country's foremost provider of secure digital
identification and authentication.

MTN Token offers their users a universal digital ID combined with a
mobile-based second factor authentication, for easy and secure web service
access, payments and financial transactions validation. When using MTN Token
for eCommerce, banking, insurance, ePublic and corporate networks services,
the user's mobile phone number is employed as the username. Depending on the
level of protection required by the service provider, the process is
completed by simply pressing OK on the handset, or entering a unique
user-selected PIN code.

Any service provider in Nigeria can now easily adopt MTN Token services to
dramatically strengthen protection of online services against identity theft
and cybercrime. It also enables the operator to offer a convenient digital
journey to its customers, removing complex registration and log-in processes,
while sparing them the hassle of remembering new username/password
combinations.

MTN Token leverages the secure SIM vault, creating a trusted environment for
sensitive data and transactions, without the initial infrastructure
investment required by in-house implementations.

"With the launch of MTN Token, we are the first private provider of secure
online identity and positioned as a warrant of digital ID and authentication
in Nigeria
," said A'isha Umar Mumuni, General Manager, Products&Innovation at MTN
Nigeria. "As our network of service providers adopting MTN Token grows, the
solution
will deliver significant reductions in fraud whilst easing the frustration
often experienced by consumers on their digital journeys."

"The long-established partnership between MTN Nigeria and Gemalto is the
perfect foundation for this ground-breaking project
," said Eric Claudel, President for Middle East&Africa at Gemalto. "Bridging
the gap between security and convenience, Mobile Connect represents
the future of user authentication. It also fully supports operators in
monetizing new value added services
"
MTN Token: www.gemalto.com/press/PublishingImages/PR-MTN.jpg

About Gemalto

Gemalto (Euronext NL0000400653 GTO) is the world leader in digital security,
with 2014 annual revenues of €2.5 billion and blue-chip customers in over 180
countries.

Gemalto helps people trust one another in an increasingly connected digital
world. Billions of people want better lifestyles, smarter living
environments, and the freedom to communicate, shop, travel, bank, entertain
and work - anytime, everywhere - in ways that are enjoyable and safe. In this
fast moving mobile and digital environment, we enable companies and
administrations to offer a wide range of trusted and convenient services by
securing financial transactions, mobile services, public and private clouds,
eHealthcare systems, access to eGovernment services, the Internet and
internet-of-things and transport ticketing systems.

Gemalto's unique technology portfolio - from advanced cryptographic software
embedded in a variety of familiar objects, to highly robust and scalable
back-office platforms for authentication, encryption and digital credential
management - is delivered by our world-class service teams. Our 14,000
employees operate out of 99 offices, 34 personalization and data centers, and
24 research and software development centers located in 46 countries.

For more information
visitwww.gemalto.com,www.justaskgemalto.com,blog.gemalto.com, or
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)
http://hugin.info/159293/R/1984769/727730.pdf

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