November 19th, 2010
IDA, the government agency tasked with implementing a national NFC infrastructure for Singapore, is requesting proposals from consortiums to create and manage a next-generation open trusted third party infrastructure that all the country's banks, transport operators and other service providers could use to deliver NFC services.
November 5th, 2010
The mobile network operator, 49.5% owned by the Sri Lankan government, is to launch a wide range of services using an NFC platform developed by Sony FeliCa.
November 1st, 2010
A total of thirteen cities have responded to the French government's call for proposals for three to five more cities to receive funding to run large scale NFC field trials similar to the Cityzi project...
October 25th, 2010
A new research report by Sarah Clark, editor of NFC World, sets out the latest thinking on how to develop successful NFC business models and explains the options available to mobile network operators, handset manufacturers, financial institutions, third party service providers — and their potential customers.
October 25th, 2010
News in brief from the NFC world and beyond: Caen bids for NFC • Sprint adds mobile wallet • Vivotech's Dubai deal • Microsoft tags retailers • Mobile payments boost banks • Paying cash keeps you slim • NCR buys into mobile barcodes
June 3rd, 2010
China's largest mobile network operator is coming under pressure from MIIT, the national technology regulator, to join the Chinese banks and its two rival operators China Unicom and China Telecom in adopting a single, national mobile payments standard based on NFC standard technology.
May 26th, 2010
Following the successful launch of the Cityzi NFC service in Nice, a further "three to five" cities are to receive funding from the French government as the country gears up for the introduction of a nationwide commercial NFC service.
May 14th, 2010
France's mobile network operators and banks, along with Visa and MasterCard, the local transport operator, the city council and others will take part in Europe's first pre-commercial NFC pilot — which will be identified by the new Cityzi brand.
April 21st, 2010
Veolia Transport, operator of bus and tram services covering the city of Nice, site of the soon to launch Nice NFC City pre-commercial pilot, and the surrounding towns and villages, is to install NFC and...
April 13th, 2010
A guide examining the role of near field communication in local government, produced by the French government-funded association Forum des Services Mobiles Sans Contact in November 2009, is now available in English. Liberty, Equality, Mobility...
March 24th, 2010
ADMR, the French national association for providers of home care services, is to begin equipping staff with NFC phones from next month. The association's 3,350 local members have a total of 90,000 employees, providing services...
February 16th, 2010
A team from French science engineering graduate school Polytech'Marseille has been shortlisted in the 2010 Simagine awards for an NFC application designed to ease the pain of parking in busy urban areas. The Parkeur application...
January 14th, 2010
Banks and mobile network operators are set to go head to head in a bid to control the market for NFC mobile payments services, according to a new research report published today. "NFC mobile phones...
December 17th, 2009
The Department for Transport is providing £20m in funding over the next five years to enable nine of England's largest urban areas to make the switch to NFC-compatible transport ticketing systems.
November 5th, 2009
Visitors to the 13th century Vyšší Brod Monastery can now use an innovative NFC and GPS enabled device to receive an automated guided tour of all the walled religious community's important sights.
October 1st, 2009
Three French firms are working on the Smart Muse NFC tour guide project, designed to let visitors use NFC phones to get information that is tailored by place, time and consumer demographic.
August 12th, 2009
The Vienna Jungle Scrum developer challenge, run by Touchatag and Mobilkom A1, is on the hunt for a top NFC-based city game with both prize money and the chance to see your game get made and played for real up for grabs.
June 1st, 2009
The city council has won funding from the French government for a 'pre-commercial' NFC test in partnership with three mobile operators plus transport operator Veolia and the University of Nice Sophia Antipolis.
May 7th, 2009
The city of Lappeenranta is installing a series of smart posters, incorporating tamper-proof NFC tags, with one set providing quick and easy access to local information and the other enabling children visiting its famous Sandcastle to win prizes for taking part in a quiz.
November 27th, 2008
Tourists visiting ski resorts in the Italian Dolomites this winter will be provided with NFC-enabled phones for use in a range of applications as part of the Stolpan consortium's first field trial. Phones and terminals from multiple suppliers will be used.