Morpho selected to supply SIM cards to Telefónica

Barcelona, February 22, 2013
Morpho (Safran) has been selected by Telefónica, one of the world's largest telecommunications network operators, to supply a range of SIM cards in over 16 countries in Latin America and Europe. Delivery of the SIM cards to Spain Brazil, Mexico, Chile, Peru and Colombia has already started.

Sixteen countries (14 in Latin America and 2 in Europe) will be supplied with Morpho technology. The contract covers a range of form factors including standard SIM cards, 2FF, 3FF and the 4FF Nano SIM for the latest smartphone deployments. With this new contract, Morpho's SIM cards are now available in all the Latin American countries where Telefónica is present.

"This cooperation opens up many opportunities for both partners," said Yves Portalier, Senior Vice President Telecoms at Morpho, e-Documents Division. "Morpho will leverage Telefónica's huge presence and potential, with a special focus in Latin America, where we are also present with two factories. Telefónica, on the other hand, benefits from our expertise, leadership and innovation in several fields such as mobile telecoms, trusted services and digital identity management. It was a real challenge to complete this project in such a short time but we made it possible."

Morpho is building a strong relationship with Telefónica, which will benefit from Morpho's global account network. This provides strategic leadership and coordination at a global level while keeping very close contact locally.

Morpho will support Telefónica in the most efficient way through its global network of SAS[[SAS (Security Accreditation Scheme): The SAS is a voluntary GSMA scheme through which suppliers subject their production sites and processes to a comprehensive security audit.]]-approved manufacturing sites around the world.

***

About Morpho
Morpho, a high-technology company of Safran, is one of the world's leading suppliers of identification, detection and e-document solutions. Morpho is specialized in personal rights and flow management applications, in particular based on biometrics, a sector in which it is the world leader, as well as secure terminals and smart cards. Morpho's integrated systems and equipment are deployed worldwide and contribute to the safety and security of transportation, data, people and countries.

For more information: www.morpho.com/e-documents - www.safran-group.com

Follow @MORPHO_NEWS on Twitter

[1] SAS (Security Accreditation Scheme): The SAS is a voluntary GSMA scheme through which suppliers subject their production sites and processes to a comprehensive security audit.

Mareike NEUMAYER
Phone: +49 (0) 4347 715 2501
Mobile: +49 (0) 162/ 200 77 61
mareike.neumayer@morpho.com