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Hungarian national NFC service enters pilot testing phase

July 9th, 2013

The Hungarian Mobile Wallet Association, an alliance between mobile network operators Magyar Telekom, Vodafone and Telenor with MasterCard, OTP Bank and SuperShop, is launching a pilot to test a new NFC mobile payment solution in… More

Google runs NFC campaign in Australian airports

July 8th, 2013

Google is running an NFC and QR code based digital advertising campaign in airports around Australia, allowing travellers to use a smartphone or tablet to take control of Google Play video ads on giant screens…. More

Lycamobile adopts NFC for international workforce management

July 8th, 2013

UK-based tracking system specialist Crystal Ball has implemented a new mobile tracking solution with NFC for the world’s largest mobile virtual network operator, Lycamobile, which is now going live with employees in sixteen countries. Crystal Ball… More

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

Hang Seng launches NFC payments service

July 4th, 2013

Hong Kong’s Hang Seng Bank has launched an NFC mobile payment service in partnership with mobile network operator PCCW Mobile, MasterCard, Gemalto and Samsung Electronics. The service was first announced late last year and its… 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

US Bank expands NFC iPhone payments nationwide

July 3rd, 2013

US Bank has expanded its NFC mobile payment service for iPhone users nationwide following its beta test in Salt Lake City and Portland earlier this year. The Go Mobile service is now available to anyone… 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

Sony adds NFC to Cyber-shot camera

June 27th, 2013

Sony has launched its first NFC camera with the RX100 II Cyber-shot, an updated version of its popular RX100 model, which promises to provide crisper and clearer imaging. The RX100 II boasts a new 20.2… More

Toshiba announces NFC controller chip

June 26th, 2013

Toshiba has unveiled an NFC controller that enables multiple concurrent connections with three different secure elements — “allowing manufacturers to design NFC-enabled applications before the SE for the transaction system is determined.” The T6NE2XBG is… More

Taiwan, Japan and Hong Kong carriers sign NFC collaboration deal

June 26th, 2013

Taiwan’s largest mobile network operator, Chunghwa Telecom, has signed a memorandum of understanding with Japan’s KDDI and Hong Kong-based PCCW with the aim of providing international NFC roaming services to the three networks’ customers. The… More

Samsung launches laser printers with NFC

June 26th, 2013

One touch printing from smartphones is on the way with the new Samsung Xpress series of NFC printers. The range includes the C410W colour laser printer, the C460W with print, copy and scan functionality and… More

NFC couponing service launches in Tokyo stores

June 26th, 2013

Korean mobile network operator SK Telecom‘s subsidiary SK Planet has launched an NFC couponing service in the Shin-Okubo neighbourhood of Tokyo, the centre of the city’s Korean community, in partnership with Japanese carriers KDDI and… More

Novay releases NFC passport verification app

June 26th, 2013

Dutch research institute Novay has developed an Android app that could make expensive NFC reader equipment redundant when verifying passports. NFC Passport Reader uses NFC to read the chip embedded in a passport and can… More

NFC devices now account for 13.32% of mobile web traffic

June 26th, 2013

Mobile web specialist and device detection provider 51Degrees.mobi has released stats that reveal NFC enabled mobile device web traffic has reached 13.32% worldwide. According to the results, detailed in a blog post, the percentage has… More

Sony unveils Xperia Z Ultra with NFC and 6.4-inch display

June 25th, 2013

Sony has unveiled the Xperia Z Ultra, an ultra slim, waterproof and dust-resistant NFC phone with a whopping 6.4-inch full HD display, Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor and 4G LTE. Launching globally from Q3 2013, the… More

French winery picks NFC tags for authentication

June 25th, 2013

Prestigious Bordeaux winery Château Le Pin, which produces some of the most expensive wines in the world, has partnered with NFC object identification specialist Selinko to attach NFC tags to wine bottles so users can authenticate… More

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