Transit & Ticketing
February 25th, 2013
Identive's Tagtrail NFC platform is being used in deliver information to visitors to the GSMA's Connected City exhibit at Mobile World Congress 2013. "The Connected City will be filled with brand-new products and experiences that...
February 24th, 2013
Boloro Kuwait has completed a contactless payments pilot on public transit in Kuwait City. The trial, in partnership with mobile network Zain, saw customers use contactless stickers attached to their phones to pay for journeys...
February 23rd, 2013
82% of participants felt that the NFC bus ticketing system was better than the current subscription-based system and 88% felt that it was a good way to be able to pay for their journeys.
February 23rd, 2013
China Mobile, the world's largest mobile network operator, and Chinese bank card association China UnionPay have announced they have completed integration of their NFC trusted service manager (TSM) platforms. The completion of the work means...
February 19th, 2013
Transport for London (TfL), which is rolling out contactless card acceptance on London's public transportation network and ran one of the world's earliest NFC pilots in 2008, is "not convinced" about NFC, says Matthew Hudson,...
February 18th, 2013
ComboPulse "is a drop-in, zero-tuning solution that makes it easy and inexpensive to add NFC functionality into a broad range of mainstream consumer electronic products, including tablets, entry-level mobile phones, personal media players and other smart mobile devices," says the NFC chip specialist.
February 18th, 2013
3,500 delegates attending this year's Mobile World Congress will be offered a Sony NFC phone they can use to make payments across the Fira Gran Via venue, at 16,000 Barcelona merchants and in 700 taxis equipped to accept NFC payments.
February 14th, 2013
An app that allows Android devices to use 'passes' created for Apple's Passbook can now beam and redeem them via NFC, giving a vision of how an NFC iPhone could streamline usage of the increasingly popular Passbook app.
February 13th, 2013
Active users are now paying with Isis five or more times a week, says Jim Stapleton, the NFC payments platform's chief sales officer. "Consumers actually only need to know about the passcode, and you kind of have a mental 'Oh!' right there as they realize their leather wallet does not have a passcode," he explained.
February 6th, 2013
Public transportation users in the French city of Caen will be able to use NFC phones to pay for their bus and tram tickets from June 2013. The new service works with the French mobile...
February 5th, 2013
There are now 2.5m NFC-enabled phones that work with the French mobile network operators' Cityzi NFC platform in circulation, up from 1m in mid-2012, reports trade association AFSCM. Some 26 NFC phone models are now...
January 25th, 2013
"By helping us focus our efforts and expertise on the specific needs of key market sectors, the SIGs will enable the NFC Forum to facilitate and accelerate the delivery of exciting new NFC solutions to consumers," says Forum chairman Koichi Tagawa.
January 24th, 2013
The decision, taken yesterday by Taiwan's Fair Trade Commission, to grant conditional approval for Taiwan's five carriers and transit card issuer EasyCard to set up a national TSM joint venture for NFC payments and ticketing...
January 23rd, 2013
Taiwan's Fair Trade Commission has given the go-ahead for transportation card issuer EasyCard and the country's five carriers to form a joint venture company to deliver NFC payments and ticketing services — provided the partners comply with a number of conditions designed to ensure a competitive environment is maintained.
January 22nd, 2013
"We selected Bell ID for their broad experience within multiple vertical markets and proven technical ability to manage infrastructure complexity," says Andrew Bocking, senior vice president of software product management at RIM.
January 15th, 2013
The NFC Forum is launching a series of special interest groups in "key vertical markets" to support and accelerate adoption of the technology. The Forum aims to bring together leaders from consumer electronics, healthcare, payments,...
January 11th, 2013
Joe Davies, associate editor of NFC World and The Mobile Wallet Report, is to chair NFC Symposium 2013 in Stockholm later this month. "NFC Symposium 2013 is the number one meeting place in Scandinavia for...
January 7th, 2013
New Delhi-based mobile wallet provider xpWallet has introduced an NFC ticketing solution for bus and train operators that lets commuters purchase tickets from conductors equipped with NFC phones. Travellers can either tell the conductor their...
December 19th, 2012
Watchdata is to add support for Sony FeliCa contactless technology to its range of SIMpass NFC add-ons. Six million consumers in East Asia, mostly in China, already use a SIMpass SIM+antenna add-on to make NFC...
December 18th, 2012
"By working together with China Mobile, we hope to show that the development of a SIM-card based approach using recognized standards will be a key factor in winning over consumer confidence as NFC services become more and more prevalent over the coming years," says Orange's Thierry Millet.