Trustonic selected by TCL Mobile to secure mobile devices

Thursday, October 23rd, 2014
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Trustonic selected by TCL Mobile Communications to secure latest set of mobile devices

  • Flagship ‹t™-base TEE technology to be used across ALCATEL ONETOUCH range to provide secure authentication to premium content users in U.S. and Europe

LONDON, UK — Trustonic, the leading provider of Trusted Execution Environments (TEEs) for smart connected devices, today announced its collaboration with ALCATEL ONETOUCH to bring hardware-class authentication to its devices, starting with the new flagship handset – HERO 2, which was launched at IFA in Berlin and is available now. This move will enable network operators worldwide to push enriched premium content services to their subscribers, improving user experience and providing secure authentication.

Recognised by the major studios as a means of protecting and enabling premium content services, Trustonic’s ‹t™-base TEE technology provides a hardware-isolated space that service providers can harness to provide secure content delivery from the studio to the consumer. This collaboration between Trustonic and TCL will enable network operators to deploy new services and premium content without having to pre-integrate with the device maker, creating an improved user experience for subscribers.

As one of the fastest growing consumer electronics brand, ALCATEL ONETOUCH offers colourful, easy-to-use devices equipped with the technology consumers need at cost efficient prices. Incorporating Trustonic’s ‹t™-base TEE technology, the handset range now offers best-in-class High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP), enabling viewing of premium content on an additional device screen, with no subsequent increase in cost. The technology is also contained in the company’s latest flagship handset, the HERO 2.

Ben Cade, CEO of Trustonic, said “As digital rights and content ownership become more of an issue, it’s imperative that smart connected devices have the capabilities to provide end-to-end protection without compromising usability. This is why we are delighted to be partnering with ALCATEL ONETOUCH; not only have we added to our ecosystem of device and chip manufacturers, we are also sharing our knowledge of secure authentication and user-friendly experiences across the ALCATEL ONETOUCH range.”

Dan Dery, CMO of ALCATEL ONETOUCH, said: “Providing customers with seamless and enjoyable experiences when using their mobile devices is one of our main priorities. Consumers want to access the service they need on devices they trust. This is why we’ve selected Trustonic’s ‹t™-base TEE technology to feature in our latest devices. Our collaboration will enable mobile network operators to push premium services and content in a secure manner and also allow our customers to enjoy them without the extra hassle associated with fragmented authentication.”