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Blackberry Expands Commitment to Mobile Payments Management Services

13 June, 2014

Source: Caj News Africa

Johannesburg — BLACKBERRY, a world leader in mobile communications, has announced a new three-year agreement with EnStream LP, a mobile payments firm to provide a secure platform that supports transaction services between leading banks and consumers.

EnStream LP is a joint venture owned by Canadian wireless carriers Bell, Rogers and TELUS.

Under the agreement, EnStream will leverage BlackBerry's proven and reliable infrastructure to enable financial institutions, including Royal Bank of Canada, TD Bank Group, CIBC and Desjardins, and mobile operators to securely provision sensitive payment card credentials into any smartphone capable of near field communication.

John Sims, President of Global Enterprise Services, BlackBerry said his company had proven through our decades of experience in enterprise mobility that it had the ideal infrastructure and security capabilities to protect users' data when new capabilities such as mobile payments emerged.

“Together with EnStream and partners like them around the world, BlackBerry can better reach customers and provide a complete solution for banks with opportunities in the mobile payments space,” he said.

Almis Ledas, Chief Operating Officer, Enstream LP, said EnStream, with BlackBerry, was already serving a number of banks and mobile operators, and was becoming a hub for payment credential delivery to smartphones in Canada.

“We expect most major Canadian banks and mobile operators to connect through this platform to meet consumer demand for efficient and safe digital transactions,” said the official.

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