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Transport and mobile operators begin NFC pilot in Lisbon

The Portuguese capital’s transport operators have begun a small scale NFC test in conjunction with three mobile operators, beginning on the Lisbon subway and with plans to expand to rail and bus services soon.

LISBON: A small scale NFC trial has started on the city's metro service

LISBON: A small scale NFC trial has started on the city's metro service

The Transport Operators of the Lisbon Region (OTLIS) have begun a small scale near field communication trial on the Lisbon metro, the Metropolitano de Lisboa, in conjunction with mobile operators Optimus, TMN and Vodafone and with Oberthur Technologies, supplier of Lisbon’s existing Viva travel cards.

25 people are participating in the first stage of the pilot. This will be expanded to 100 in November, using Sagem my700x NFC and the soon-to-be-released Nokia 6216 Classic phones, and to other Lisbon area transport operators including local rail and bus services.

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