C-SAM Celebrates StarHub's SmartWallet "Best NFC Project" Win at Smart Card Awards Asia 2013

May 03, 2013, 09:00 ET from C-SAM, Inc.

CHICAGO, May 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- C-SAM today celebrates StarHub's "Best NFC Project" win at Smart Card Awards Asia 2013, which recognizes StarHub's successful launch of its innovative near field communication (NFC) wallet, SmartWallet. C-SAM is StarHub's technology partner for this project and the solution has been co-developed in partnership with MasterCard.

Smart Card Awards Asia is designed to identify, acknowledge and reward companies who have demonstrated an unparalleled ability to succeed and have continually set standards of excellence within the smart card and payment technology industry. This year's winners were announced at the Gala Dinner which took place on April 24, during the Cards and Payments Asia conference.  

SmartWallet integrates contactless payment options from EZ-Link, DBS and MasterCard into a single mobile app, enabling StarHub Mobile customers to securely pay for goods and services with their digital payment cards, as well as redeem discount coupons at selected merchants across Singapore. Just last month, StarHub enhanced SmartWallet to offer movie goers the added convenience of collecting Shaw Theatres' movie tickets with a tap of their NFC smartphone.

"Receiving the 'Best NFC Project' award for StarHub SmartWallet has encouraged us and deepened our commitment to developing Singapore's NFC mobile payment landscape," said Ms Yeong Mun-Ling, Vice President of Business Strategy at StarHub. "Through our partnership with C-SAM, we will continue to enhance SmartWallet with more contactless payment and lifestyle options in order to deliver greater value and convenience to our mobile customers."

SmartWallet utilizes C-SAM's flexible and highly scalable mobile transaction platform (MTP) which provides the underlying mobile wallet technology to facilitate SmartWallet's secure payment and lifestyle services.

"We are delighted that StarHub received this award," said Mr Felix Marx, Chief Executive Officer at C-SAM. "This both validates our success to date and confirms the future of our joint vision for the space. Mobile transactions are evolving quickly and the recognition from the Smart Cards Awards Asia highlights our ability to provide a trusted platform on the forefront of mobile wallet innovation."

About C-SAM
C-SAM, Inc. is a pioneer in secure mobile transactions technology. The company provides turnkey services to carriers, banks, merchants, settlement networks, healthcare providers, and large infrastructure providers. C-SAM has launched commercial services in the US, Japan, Vietnam, India, Singapore, and Mexico. For more information, visit http://www.c-sam.com/ or follow us on Twitter at @c_sam_inc.

About StarHub
StarHub is Singapore's fully-integrated info-communications company, offering a full range of information, communications and entertainment services for both consumer and corporate markets. StarHub operates a HSPA+ mobile network that delivers up to 42Mbps for downlink to complement its nationwide GSM network, and an LTE network that provides connection speeds of up to 75Mbps in key business areas. It also manages an island-wide HFC network that delivers multi-channel pay TV services (including HDTV, Internet TV and on-demand services) as well as ultra-high speed residential broadband services. StarHub operates an extensive fixed business network that provides a wide range of data, voice and wholesale services. Over Singapore's fibre-based Next Generation Nationwide Broadband Network, StarHub offers a broad range of home and business broadband plans along with a host of advanced media-rich value-added services.

Launched in 2000, StarHub has become one of Singapore's most innovative info-communications providers, and the pioneer in 'hubbing' - the ability to deliver unique integrated and converged services to all its customers. StarHub, listed on the main board of the Singapore Exchange since October 2004, is a component stock of the Straits Times Index and the MSCI Singapore Free Index. Please visit www.starhub.com for more information.

Lora Friedrichsen/Valerie Christopherson
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