Nagravision First OMA BCAST Smart Card Profile System Selected by T-Mobile Czech Republic

Thursday, February 14th, 2008
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  • Trial system in preparation for the DVB-H commercial launch
  • Complete end-to-end deployment with partner play out center, handsets and SIM cards
  • Ready to test OMA BCAST Smart Card Profile enabled handsets and SIM cards

Cheseaux, Switzerland / Prague, Czech Republic — Nagravision, a Kudelski Group (SWX:KUD.VX) company has announced today that T-Mobile CZ, the leading mobile phone carrier in the Czech Republic, has selected Nagravision for the delivery of a trial OMA BCAST Smart Card Profile system.

In partnership with T-Systems and in line with T-Mobile Czech Republic plans to launch a commercial mobile TV service in the near future, Nagravision will set up a test system for OMA BCAST Smart Card Profile in a complete play out eco-system. The objective is to evaluate and certify the end-to-end performance of handsets, SIM cards and headend in a close to real life environment before the full commercial service launch.

“This platform will not only give us the opportunity to run the first end-to-end Smart Card Profile tests,” says Marek Svoboda, Project Manager of T-Mobile Czech Republic, “but also tremendously help our handset suppliers, such as LG, Nokia, Samsung and others to perform real live tests. This will insure that stable and interoperable Smart Card Profile platforms, SIM cards and handsets will be available for mass production for the commercial launches all around Europe.”

“T-Mobile Czech Republic had already cooperated with Nagravision for the friendly user trial for DVB-H which was secured by Nagra’s Open Security Framework Conditional Access System. We are therefore very proud to be selected by T-Mobile Czech Republic for the Smart Card Profile platform as well.” says Jean-Luc Jezouin, Senior Vice President of Nagravision Mobile business. “This first ever Smart Card Profile contract makes T-Mobile maintain their pioneer role in the mobile TV arena.”

The OMA (Open Mobile Alliance) designed the OMA BCAST Smart Card Profile as the standard service protection scheme for mobile TV services next to the formerly introduced DVB Open Security Framework. OMA BCAST Smart Card Profile enables interoperability between all Smartcard Profile enabled handsets and SIM cards, as well as with all Smartcard Profile Broadcast Service Management platforms.

Nagra Mobile’s standard and interoperable OMA BCAST Smart Card Profile solution ensures that the Mobile Network Operator keeps the ownership of the subscribers, while offering the largest availability of handsets and SIMs to bring the service to mass-market.