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News about the NFC market in Belgium — trials, pilots, tests and live services.

Mobile payments platform Sixdots goes live with multiple banks in Belgium

December 8th, 2014

Customers of nine banks representing 80% of the Belgian market can now make use of Sixdots, a mobile wallet service that uses a combination of QR codes and a six-digit PIN to make payments in… More

Seqr signs up new partners

July 4th, 2014

Seamless has signed up US-based prepaid card provider InComm and the Belgian arm of POS terminal provider Ingenico as partners for its Seqr mobile payment solution. InComm offers stored value cards from more than 500 brands and will enable Seqr-accepting stores to digitize their gift cards. Ingenico Payment Services will enable its more than 160,000 merchants in Belgium to offer Seqr mobile payments to their customers.

Clear Channel to take NFC advertising global

March 25th, 2014

Clear Channel Outdoor is to equip 75,000 out-of-home advertising sites in 23 countries around the world with its Connect mobile advertising platform, allowing consumers to interact with brands via NFC tags, QR codes and, in… More

McDonald’s to offer NFC and QR payments across Belgium

November 14th, 2013

McDonald’s is to roll out NFC payments across all of its locations in Belgium in the spring of 2014 using Seamless’ Seqr mobile payments platform. Working in partnership with the country’s Bpost Bank, Seamless will… More

MasterCard unveils MasterPass digital wallet and mobile payments platform

February 25th, 2013

MasterPass covers in-store and online payments, supports both NFC and QR codes and enables “banks, merchants and partners” to offer their own wallets to consumers. More

Theme park connects visitors to Facebook with NFC

July 9th, 2012

NFC social networking specialist Getyoo has developed a contactless system that allows theme park visitors to post real-time Facebook ‘likes’ for rides they enjoy. Visitors register over the web ahead of their visit, then pick… More

Belgian NFC payments joint venture hits the rocks

February 26th, 2012

Plans to create a common mobile payments platform for Belgium’s banks and mobile network operators have been abandoned over an inability to agree on whose technology to use or a business case that could work for all parties. More

NFC news in brief • 12 Sept 2011

September 12th, 2011

News in brief from the NFC world and beyond: Austrian bus stops offer NFC updates • Caen gets NFC transit stops too • NFC tag store opens in Korea • Belgian museum offers NFC info • Gentag picks up patch patent • plus Clear2Pay, ITSO, TfL, FirstGroup, Google and more… More

Getyoo raises €600k for interactive NFC events solution

July 18th, 2011

Belgian NFC specialist Getyoo has completed a €600,000 funding round, led by Eric Bigeard, the former CEO of international office supplies business Lyreco. Getyoo specialises in providing NFC-based interactive solutions for the event industry. In… More

Faithless fans to test NFC’s social networking capabilities

March 23rd, 2011

Up to 10,000 fans attending the PIAS Nites festival in Brussels this weekend will be some of the first to find out how NFC technology could be used to enhance music gigs. “It’s a revolutionary concept that opens up a wide range of possibilities in the world of music events,” says PIAS’ CEO. More

Belgian banks and mobile operators to launch SMS and NFC mobile payments service in 2011

Belgian banks and mobile operators to launch SMS and NFC mobile payments service in 2011

February 10th, 2011

Belgium’s mobile network operators have joined forces with the country’s financial sector with the aim of introducing SMS and NFC based mobile payments by the end of 2011. “The goal is to make a mobile… More

Orange to roll out NFC services across Europe in 2011

Orange to roll out NFC services across Europe in 2011

December 16th, 2010

Orange will begin introducing NFC services “in the majority of countries in which it has a presence” in 2011, the mobile network operator has told mobile phone manufacturers at a meeting in Paris on 15… More

Belgian group reports on two year NFC voucher study

Belgian group reports on two year NFC voucher study

March 8th, 2010

The results of a two year project investigating the potential of near field communication to replace meal vouchers, discounts coupons and gift vouchers have been released. More

Belgacom and Alcatel-Lucent to develop open payments system

Belgacom and Alcatel-Lucent to develop open payments system

June 8th, 2009

Belgacom’s PingPing and Alcatel-Lucent’s Touchatag are creating an open system that will allow consumers to use contactless cards, stickers or NFC phones to access services developed by a range of technology suppliers, operators and application developers. More

Belgacom launches PingPing, tests NFC stickers

Belgacom launches PingPing, tests NFC stickers

April 3rd, 2009

The Belgian telecoms operator has launched a series of mobile payment initiatives under the new PingPing banner and has partnered with Accor Services, Coca-Cola and supermarket chain Delhaize to test three different applications for NFC tag payments. More

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