Dobson Cellular Selects Axalto SIM Cards

Thursday 16 October 2003 17:05 CET | News

Axalto has been selected by U.S. wireless telecommunications operator Dobson Cellular Systems as its prime supplier of Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) smart cards.

Axalto will provide Simera Java SIM cards with a Wireless Internet Browser (WIB) application to support Dobson?s GSM conversion. Dobson is currently overlaying its wireless networks with GSM/GPRS technology and plans to launch retail GSM/GPRS services next month. The Simera SIM card provides a means for operators to offer next-generation services such as games, internet banking, Web browsing, location-based services and customized news feeds to GSM customers, regardless of the type of handset used. Previously, applications were stored on individual handsets, and customers were limited in the type of applications they could enjoy, based on the capabilities of their handset. Applications can now be stored on the SIM card and relevant content provided over-the-air to entire subscriber bases or specific sub-segments. This flexibility enables operators to modify content services to meet the changing needs and demands of their customer base, while saving customers the additional cost of frequent upgrades to their handsets.

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