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

    BBVA reports more than 1m downloads of HCE mobile wallet app

    November 13th, 2015

    More than one million consumers have downloaded BBVA’s host card emulation (HCE) mobile wallet since it launched in June 2014. The Spanish banking group is now expanding the service to Turkey and expects more than… More

    Chile stadiums offer MasterCard Qkr! app

    June 18th, 2015

    Visitors to Chile’s National, Estadio Monumental David Arellano and La Portada stadiums during the Copa America football tournament this month will be the first in Latin America to place orders and pay for food with their mobile phones using MasterCard’s Qkr! app. The service was introduced in Australia in 2012 and made available in UK restaurant chain Wagamama earlier this year.

    BBVA reports 250,000 mobile wallet users

    September 2nd, 2014

    Spain-based banking group BBVA has signed up 250,000 customers for its BBVA Wallet service and is to expand availability to the US, Mexico and Chile this year. The wallet includes support for host card emulation… More

    BBVA launches NFC payments based on Visa HCE specifications

    June 30th, 2014

    BBVA has become the first bank to launch a commercial NFC payments service that makes use of Visa’s cloud-based payments specifications. Customers in Spain with an Android NFC handset can use host card emulation (HCE)… More

    Banco Santander provides students with NFC microSDs

    March 31st, 2014

    A mobile campus card service that uses NFC built into microSD cards is now live at a “number of universities”, enabling students to use their mobile phone to make payments in canteens and to access buildings…. More

    Chile NFC pilot to begin in Santiago

    September 2nd, 2013

    More details of the NFC payments pilot to be carried out by mobile network operator Movistar and banking group Banco Santander in Chile later this year have been revealed. Following an initial trial in the… More

    NFC pilot to begin in Chile

    August 14th, 2013

    Mobile network operator Movistar has partnered with Banco Santander, Samsung, Oberthur Technologies and MasterCard to conduct Chile’s first NFC payments trial. Two hundred people will take part in the pilot, using Samsung Galaxy S III mobile phones running an NFC payments app developed by Movistar and Banco Santander. A commercial launch is planned “before the end of 2013”.

    Chile explores m-transit

    February 28th, 2012

    Chile’s Minister of Transport and Telecommunications is attending the Mobile World Congress this week to investigate the potential for introducing mobile transportation ticketing within the next few months, Chilean publication Emol reports. Plans call for requirements to be defined by April 2012 so that initial deployments can begin in June or July this year.

    Chile to get NFC in 2012

    September 29th, 2011

    The Chilean unit of South Korean electronics manufacturer LG expects some retail stores and perhaps public areas like transport to start experimenting with NFC early next year, Sang Park, marketing manager for mobile communications with LG Electronics, has told BNamericas.

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