Transit & Ticketing
September 7th, 2011
Following the successful trial of Mastercard's PayPass prepaid wristbands at the UK's Isle of Wight Festival last June, cashless music events are set to take off in 2012 — with NFC in wide use by 2013.
August 25th, 2011
The service allows travellers to check in and out of rail stations using NFC or by scanning 2D barcodes, then the fare due is calculated by Deutsche Bahn and a bill for all journeys made is sent at the end of each month.
August 23rd, 2011
French NFC and Zigbee specialist TazTag has integrated AuthenTec's TCS2 TouchChip sensor into its TazPad Android tablet. TazPad was first announced in February and is designed for "professionals who want to link a bank, a...
August 1st, 2011
The new service is designed to provide event promoters with an end-to-end ticketing system which is cheaper than existing solutions and provides a wide range of added value social media, marketing and promotion options.
July 25th, 2011
The trial will see customers of two banks being able to make payments with NFC phones at branches of the Globus hypermarket chain in the cities of Prague and Pilsen.
July 25th, 2011
Magyar Telekom, Telenor and Vodafone have joined with MasterCard, OTP Bank and loyalty programme operator SuperShop to establish the Hungarian Mobile Wallet Association with the aim of developing a technical and operational infrastructure for NFC services in Hungary.
July 21st, 2011
Nokia's C7 and N9 NFC phones are not equipped to support either an embedded secure element or an NFC SIM, the handset maker has told NFC World, so it won't be possible to use them for mobile payments or other secure NFC services.
July 12th, 2011
TfL has agreed to relax its transaction speed requirements to allow payments on London's bus and underground network to be made via NFC phones and contactless cards from next year — and expects faster NFC phones and contactless cards to arrive in the near future.
July 11th, 2011
Spanish soccer giant FC Barcelona has signed an agreement with the R&D arm of mobile network Telefónica that will see the club's Camp Nou stadium being the first to test a wide range of leading...
June 27th, 2011
News in brief from the NFC world and beyond: Korea gets NFC Forum test lab • Verayo hires CTO from Apple • US Bank issues contactless EMV cards • SPVA releases secure payment device standards • Majority don't trust mobile phone companies • 20m Visa contactless cards in UK by end of year • Groupon ties deals to loyalty cards • Identive appoints NFC VP • and more...
June 24th, 2011
The Russian bank and mobile network operator have created a new payments system called RuRu that will begin with mobile and ecommerce, P2P transfers and mobile remittances. NFC services will follow "in the near future."
June 22nd, 2011
The Russian telecoms giant has partnered with the NFC specialist to allow St Petersburg commuters to use their mobile phones to pay for their tickets, in the first stage of a planned national NFC service.
June 16th, 2011
Everything Everywhere, which runs the Orange and T-Mobile networks in the UK, Vodafone and Telefónica O2 have agreed to establish a joint venture company that "will deliver the technology required for the speedy adoption of mobile wallet and payments."
June 15th, 2011
Scandinavian Airlines (SAS) has announced it will be issuing NFC stickers to frequent flyers from September 2011. The SAS Smart Pass stickers are to be provided to all EuroBonus Gold frequent fliers across Scandinavia with...
June 13th, 2011
Up to 300,000 NFC-enabled points of sale are set to be installed in South Korea and all smartphones must include NFC capabilities by the end of 2011, Reuters has reported. The Korea Communications Commission (KCC)...
June 6th, 2011
Korean mobile network operators, card issuers, consumer electronics manufacturers and government organisations have formed the Grand NFC Korea Alliance with the aim of creating a US$1bn business opportunity and more than 5,000 jobs.
June 6th, 2011
Technical specifications have been finalised, the French government is providing €20m to promote the adoption of NFC services and four mobile network operators and four banks have announced they will deploy NFC services nationally in the spring of 2012.
May 30th, 2011
News in brief from the NFC world and beyond: Identive, NXP sign VAR deal • Huawei planning NFC phones? • Vodacom looks to NFC • NFC domain names on Ebay • US banks debut P2P payments • Samsung smashes Galaxy sales record • US theme park to offer next-gen shopping experience • Rhodes framework adds NFC support • and more...
May 30th, 2011
Two UK firms involved in contactless ticketing and payments have joined forces to launch NFC and mobile phone-based solutions. Transit specialist Applied Card Technologies (ACT) and digital payments company sQuid have merged under a new...
May 26th, 2011
Norway's transport minister has called for a national standard for mobile ticketing based on NFC technology, and urged the mobile phone industry to help the country achieve that goal. The country's Ministry of Transport and...