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Far EasTone picks Morpho for NFC payments and rewards pilot

July 31st, 2013

Taiwanese carrier Far EasTone has chosen ID technology provider Morpho to provide the TSM platform for its upcoming NFC payments trial, which will see users able to make purchases in stores, pay for public transportation… More

CES to issue NFC badges

July 26th, 2013

The 2014 International CES show, to be held in January 2014 in Las Vegas, will offer visitors NFC badges. The badges will “result in shorter lines, more badge functionality and greater ease of use,” show organisers say.

NFC mobile ticketing to go live in Beijing

July 24th, 2013

The NFC mobile payments service introduced last month by China Mobile and China UnionPay will be commercially launched on public transport in Beijing next week, according to CCTV News. The launch follows a trial period… More

76% of mobile developers want to use NFC in their apps

July 24th, 2013

More than 31% of mobile developers are supporting NFC in their mobile apps today and an additional 45% plan to support the technology in the next 12 months, according to a Mobile Development Survey released… More

Geotab adds NFC driver tracking

July 17th, 2013

Fleet management technology provider Geotab has added NFC support to its driver and vehicle tracking platform. NFC Driver ID sees drivers of pooled vehicles issued with an NFC fob which they use to identify themselves to a vehicle’s telematics system so fleet operators can track the activity of both individual drivers and vehicles.

NFC adoption up in France

July 17th, 2013

There are now 36 different mobile phones that support NFC payments on the market in France, up from 26 in February 2013, the AFSCM reports, and a total of 3.5m consumers now have a Cityzi compatible NFC phone, up from 2.5m in February. “We see a real acceleration of NFC equipment rate at the national level, making it now possible to deploy large scale services leveraging this technology” says Thibault Dreuille, the association’s CEO.

Moscow subway to get NFC

July 5th, 2013

Moscow’s Department of Transportation is planning to install NFC subway turnstiles for mobile payments later this year, according to Tass Telecom. A pilot will start in September and the project involves 32 partners, including mobile network operators, banks and payment systems, says Tass.

Strasbourg NFC ticketing moves to commercial launch

July 5th, 2013

Transit operator CTS has announced the launch of an NFC mobile ticketing service on public transport in the French city of Strasbourg, in partnership with mobile network operators Orange,  Bouygues Telecom, SFR and NRJ Mobile…. More

GeoToll uses NFC to manage RFID road toll payments

July 4th, 2013

Transportation technology startup GeoToll is developing a tolling system that automatically takes payment as a vehicle passes a toll gantry, using a combination of NFC, RFID and GPS. The new system uses GPS to wake… More

British Airways to offer NFC luggage tags

July 3rd, 2013

British Airways has announced it will be launching an electronic luggage tag that houses support for NFC next year. The product will be trialled over the next few months. Using the British Airways mobile app,… More

EE to launch mobile wallet with NFC payments in the UK

July 3rd, 2013

UK 4G mobile network operator EE has announced it will be launching a new NFC mobile payments service later this month, in partnership with MasterCard. The Cash on Tap service will offer customers the ability… More

NFC transport ticketing service to launch in Valencia

July 1st, 2013

Mobile network operator Orange has partnered with Valencia’s department of infrastructure and transport to develop an NFC payment service for public transport in the region. The service is set to launch commercially by the end… More

Russian carriers launch joint NFC ticketing service in Kazan

June 28th, 2013

Russian mobile network operators MTS, MegaFon, Vimpelcom and Rostelecom have launched a joint NFC public transportation service in the city of Kazan, in partnership with Transport Card and the GSM Association (GSMA). Subscribers can now… More

Bristol ID to produce dual-frequency NFC/RFID cards

June 19th, 2013

US-based RFID card manufacturer Bristol ID has announced a new dual-frequency card with a pair of passive RFID chips that allow it to communicate in two different frequency ranges simultaneously. The card will be available… More

Connecthings equips Nice bike rental stations with NFC tags

June 19th, 2013

Contactless mobile services supplier Connecthings has added more than 200 NFC tags to Velo Bleu bike rental stations across the French city of Nice. Using the new Nice Essentiel mobile service, cyclists can tap their… More

UK gov offers passport reader

June 18th, 2013

The UK Home Office’s Identity and Passport Service has created an Android app that allows citizens to read the embedded NFC chip present in most passports issued since 2006. The app is a proof of concept that displays the data held on the passport once a user has entered their passport number, date of expiry and date of birth. The passport cannot be verified as genuine by this method, although future versions of the app might do so, the Home Office says.

NFC transit ticketing service goes live in French city of Caen

June 18th, 2013

An NFC mobile ticketing service for public transportation is now live in the Caen la Mer region of France, allowing passengers to validate their tickets with a tap of their mobile phone. To use the… More

China Mobile and China UnionPay test NFC on public transport

June 18th, 2013

The NFC mobile payments service launched earlier this month by China Mobile and bank card association China UnionPay has been pilot tested on public transportation services in Beijing, reports TechWeb China. The trial, which has… More

AirPlus and Deutsche Telekom begin NFC payment pilot

June 14th, 2013

Business travel payment specialist AirPlus International has launched an NFC pilot in Germany, in partnership with mobile network operator Deutsche Telekom. Starting this week, employees at the telco’s Bonn, Frankfurt and Hamburg sites can pay… More

Juniper cuts NFC ticketing forecast

June 12th, 2013

Just over 950m mobile phone users worldwide are forecast to use their handsets for mobile ticketing by 2018, up from 458m this year, according to a new report from Juniper Research, but NFC ticketing will… More

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