The world’s leading digital security company, Gemalto, has secured over three billion phonebook contacts for 22 mobile operators in Africa and the Middle East.
Through its LinqUs Cloud Backup solution, Gemalto now says the subscriber base has doubled over the last two years, with 40 million subscribers no longer having to worry about losing contacts, should their phone be lost or stolen.

“Our cloud backup solutions are number one in the region,” Eric Claudel, the Gemalto President for Africa & Middle East said and added: “The combination of a field proven solution with our extensive experience in managing platforms on behalf of customers ensures that we can readily replicate and share best practice and expertise. With 9 out of 10 of our clients in the region opting for the Gemalto-operated-service solution, it is clear we are increasingly recognized as a strategic partner that can support particularly dynamic business development plans.”

Gemalto employs 14,000 people working in 24 research and software development centers located in 46 countries.