swisscom ag-sponsored adr (SCMWY) Key Developments
Mila Announces a Partnership with Swisscom
Nov 29 13
Mila has announced a partnership with Swisscom. They are jointly launching a peer-to-peer marketplace for consumers to find and directly book services and support services. This allows them to find support and advice from other community members instead of having to book a highly-qualified and expensive specialist.
TxtNation Launches Direct Operator Billing in Switzerland with Swisscom
Nov 28 13
TxtNation has launched its Direct Operator Billing platform in Switzerland with Swisscom. The deal was signed in June and txtNation have since been working to integrate Swisscom into its platform.
Swisscom, LEGIC Identsystems Ltd and Kaba to Unveil NFC-Based Id Services in Switzerland
Nov 18 13
Swisscom, LEGIC and Kaba are planning to unveil ID services to integrate time and attendance recording and access control using near field communication, or NFC, in Switzerland. Swisscom is working hard to develop a platform for NFC services of different card issuers under the name Tapit. In addition to that, the company LEGIC Identsystems Ltd. is introducing its new service IDConnect onto the market which makes it possible to realise applications such as access control, ticketing or office automation on a smartphone with an installed Tapit application. Kaba is the first partner to integrate its solution for access control and time and attendance recording into the system. This means that employees from companies using Kaba solutions no longer require their usual badge and can simply use their smartphone to gain access to the building. The system is open for other application developers that will gradually be connected. Swisscom and LEGIC are currently working together in order to create a mobile ecosystem for the Swiss ID market. The result of this cooperation should be that classic ID functions such as access control, time and attendance recording or vending will be provided with a safe and easy access to the NFC world. Kaba is the first company worldwide to connect its time & attendance recording and access control solutions to IDConnect by LEGIC. As a result, Kaba customers will have the choice to decide whether they would rather use their NFC smartphone or their previous contactless smartcard in order to open a door or to record their working time. Existing Kaba exos access control systems can simply be updated for this purpose. The new trusted service IDConnect by LEGIC allows application servers to simply and easily install all applications of a contactless card onto a NFC-capable telephone. The authentication, data processing and communication between the back-end system and the network operator is ensured by IDConnect. The advant on mobile applet by LEGIC is installed on the secure element of the smartphone for this purpose - the SIM card. LEGIC therefore takes over the role of a so-called Service Provider Trusted Service Manager (SP TSM) that is connected to the Root TSM of Swisscom. With IDConnect, soon all LEGIC license partners will have the possibility to use NFC smartphones. Swisscom is planning the introduction of a mobile application with the name Tapit. Tapit represents an entire ecosystem for contactless applications and it is intended to be able to be used for making both payments using the mobile phone as well as for the access to buildings. This shall be made possible anywhere where the companies provide the appropriate support. Swisscom is already testing this kind of access control in its own buildings. Tapit is supposed to be launched in the coming year. Kaba Mobile Access Solution offers a technology to securely issue, revoke and update digital credentials on mobile phones equipped with Near Field Communication (NFC). This kind of access medium works with all electronic Kaba products that are based on RFID, for example for the access to hotel rooms, apartments and houses, to secured areas such as laboratories and server rooms in universities and to other protected installations such as office buildings and remote infrastructure facilities.
Swisscom Introduces 1 Gbps Broadband
Nov 12 13
Swisscom is offering internet speeds of 1 Gbps to residential customers from 11 November using its new fibre-optic network, which is now available to over 650,000 homes. This top speed can be booked as an option with 'Vivo Casa 5' for CHF 100 a month. Another new option available with this package is 300 Mbps for CHF 20 a month. All Vivo Casa 5 customers benefit in addition from an automatic increase in browsing speed to 100 Mbps at no extra charge (CHF 149), up from 50 Mbps. Swisscom aims to make ultra broadband available to over 2.3 million homes and businesses by 2015. Swisscom has developed a new Internet Box to support the new 1 Gbps speeds.
Swisscom AG Launches Docsafe Service for Consumers
Nov 12 13
Swisscom AG is expanding its range of cloud services with the launch of Docsafe for private customers. This allows consumers to store and archive digital documents. From February 2014, Docsafe will be expanded to allow customers to pay bills through the service.