Gemalto (Euronext NL0000400653 GTO), the world leader in digital security, has been ranked first in ABI Research’s latest competitive assessment of leading suppliers for government and healthcare electronic documents such as smart card and passport, as well as associated solutions and services.
The report that established Gemalto’s top ranking takes into account share of the ID market plus the following qualitative criteria:
•An innovative and comprehensive portfolio of platforms and services for governments and citizens
•Advanced production capabilities and service delivery
•Best list of references and the company’s ability to positively impact the development the government ID market.
With a strong presence in the Middle East, Gemalto provides eID cards to all six Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries and contributed to some leading Middle Eastern government projects including the delivery of a secure eGoverment authentication platform in Qatar and Oman, mobile ID solution in Oman, electronic ID card voting system and ePassports to the citizens of Oman, etc… to name but a few.
“Electronic identification has become a real catalyst for government towards its goal of transforming into a smart city, and we are honored to support this through government programs and initiatives,” said Hisham Surakhi, senior vice president Government Programs – Middle East, Gemalto.
ABI recognized that Gemalto has been extremely proactive in promoting and illustrating the benefits of electronic documents technology and digital ID for the public sector. The company actively contributes to international standards as well as industry groups, and recently founded the Secure Identity Alliance together with other digital ID companies.
“Gemalto continues to innovate at the forefront of the ID market,” said Phil Sealy, senior analyst at ABI Research. “In line with future market trends, the company is placing the emphasis on eGovernment enablement regardless of the device used by citizens – computers, smartphones, tablets and more,” he added.
“We are honoured that ABI recognized our ability to enable the next generation of secure eIDs and build the foundations for a modern, trusted, privacy-protected digital economy, leveraging our long-standing experience of the identity market and a robust track-record,” added Frédéric Trojani, Executive Vice President of Government Programs at Gemalto. “The company provides technologies and services to over 80 government programs around the world and is uniquely positioned to help governments succeed in their modernization projects,” he concluded.
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