Rogers Taps Sequent for Open Mobile Wallet Platform
-- Sequent Software today announced that Rogers Communications, Canada’s largest provider of wireless voice and data services, has chosen Sequent’s open Wallet Management Platform to power its suretap™ wallet, the first mobile wallet from a carrier in Canada, and to enable Near Field Communication (NFC) functionality for a wide spectrum of mobile applications.
“Sequent is delighted to work with Rogers to provide the technology platform that will deliver a secure and convenient mobile payments experience at thousands of Canadian retailers” said Robb Duffield, CEO of Sequent. "By enabling banks and other card issuers to collaborate with merchants and developers, our Wallet Management Platform brings an ever-growing number of applications to millions of consumers."
Sequent’s open Wallet Management Platform will allow Rogers to enable application developers to quickly enable NFC payment transactions in retail, transit, ticketing, vending, access-control and other mobile applications. At the same time, banks and other card issuers can leverage the Sequent platform to provide secure access to digital card data to increase distribution and wallet share of their cards.
"Sequent’s Wallet Management Platform provides a highly secure, flexible platform that will allow our customers to experience innovative mobile-payment features from a variety of card issuers," said Jeppe Dorff, Vice President of Transaction Services at Rogers. “Built on this platform, the suretap Wallet will offer our customers choice and a personalized mobile payment experience.”
At launch, the customers who download the suretap Wallet™ will have access a co-branded virtual Rogers Prepaid MasterCard that can be loaded with additional features including gifting of gift cards, reloading of prepaid cards, the ability to check account balances, view recent transactions and use location services to find contactless payment terminals nearby. In the near future, additional cards will become available for download including payment cards from multiple banks and payment networks and loyalty cards.
Sequent is a leading provider of Trusted Service Manager (TSM) and wallet management software and services that enable banks and card issuers to provision and manage card credentials on the secure elements of mobile phones. Its wallet-enablement platform and SDK enable the easy addition of Near Field Communication (NFC) payments and other credentials into consumer mobile apps. For more information, visit www.sequent.com.