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    Czech Republic

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

    Europeans make more than 1bn Visa contactless transactions in 12 months

    July 6th, 2015

    More than one billion contactless transactions worth in excess of €12.6bn have been made by Visa cardholders across Europe in the past 12 months, research from Visa Europe has found, with its customers spending €1.6bn… More

    Worapay raises funds

    July 25th, 2014

    Lithuania-based mobile wallet platform provider Worapay has raised €400,000 in new funding from Israel’s Entree Capital, Verslo Zinios reports. The company currently operates in Lithuania and Estonia and has launch plans for Latvia, Poland, Czech Republic, Finland and Spain.

    Visa Inc abandons digital wallet ambitions, Visa Europe to continue investing

    July 17th, 2014

    Visa Inc is replacing its V.me digital wallet service with Visa Checkout, a new payment service that enables consumers in the US, Canada and Australia to pay for goods online, on any device, in “just… More

    Estonia to get Worapay mobile payments

    July 8th, 2014

    Lithuania-based mobile payments provider Worapay is set to go live in Estonia this month with partner and local businessman Rando Parna, who has acquired a license to operate the technology. Parna plans to invest up to €100,000 to push the product and will develop a network of merchants in the country. Worapay also plans to launch in Latvia, Poland, Czech Republic, Finland and Spain.

    Monet+ adds Windows logins via NFC

    September 10th, 2013

    Czech smart card specialist Monet+ and mobile network operator Telefónica have teamed up to create ProID+ Mobile, a solution that enables Android phone users to log in to a computer running Windows using credentials stored… More

    Telefonica to trial NFC mPOS device

    September 2nd, 2013

    Mobile network operator Telefonica is to test a mobile point-of-sale device in the Czech Republic that enables payments to be made by NFC phones and contactless cards as well as standard ‘chip and pin’ cards; a “world first” says the carrier.  More

    Czech firm releases universal NFC ID system

    June 19th, 2013

    The Institute of Microelectronic Applications in the Czech Republic has launched NFC Porter, an NFC-based identification system that includes an NFC reader designed to connect to any existing access control or ID system. “We are… More

    Telefonica rolls out NFC payments in the Czech Republic

    January 30th, 2013

    Customers with an NFC phone can now sign up at any GE Money Bank branch to begin making mobile payments. More

    Citi debuts Czech stickers

    January 28th, 2013

    Citibank is to issue contactless payment stickers to all new customers in the Czech Republic of its Citi Life, Citi Life Metropole, Citi Broker Consulting, Citi Billa and Citi CSA credit cards from February 2013. The stickers will also be available on request to existing customers. The move follows the launch of a similar service in Hungary in October 2012.

    Telefonica begins commercial NFC service in Czech Republic

    August 29th, 2012

    Two thousand customers who purchase a Samsung Galaxy S III are to be the first Czech consumers to take part in a commercial NFC payments service, offered by carrier Telefonica in conjunction with Komerční Banka, Visa Europe and Samsung. More

    Shared office users pay for coffee and snacks with NFC

    July 24th, 2012

    Users of a shared workspace in Prague are paying for drinks and snacks with contactless cards thanks to an NFC payments solution developed by a local company. The PiggyBank system now in use at The Hub Prague… More

    Komerční Banka to launch NFC payments in Czech Republic

    February 22nd, 2012

    The bank has partnered with Visa Europe for a limited commercial NFC payments rollout, using iPhone 4 and 4S handsets equipped with Wireless Dynamics’ iCarte accessory. More

    Czech firms report on NFC trial

    December 20th, 2011

    Supermarket chain Globus is to equip all its new stores with contactless POS terminals following a successful six month NFC payments trial conducted in conjunction with Telefónica O2, Komerční Banka, Citibank and Visa Europe. More

    O2 expands Pilsen NFC project

    November 22nd, 2011

    Telefonica Czech Republic has launched the final phase of its two-year NFC trial in the city of Pilsen. For six months, fifty users will test a fully-featured Pilsen city card held in a SIM-based mobile… More

    Telefonica begins Czech NFC payments trial

    July 25th, 2011

    The trial will see customers of two banks being able to make payments with NFC phones at branches of the Globus hypermarket chain in the cities of Prague and Pilsen. More

    Czech banks and supermarket to test NFC with Telefónica O2

    March 31st, 2011

    Telefónica O2 Czech Republic, Komerční Banka, Citibank Europe, supermarket chain Globus and Visa Europe are to conduct an NFC payments trial in the Czech Republic from mid-2011. The six-month trial involves 200 customers and is… More

    Deutsche Telekom details T-Mobile NFC rollout plans

    February 21st, 2011

    NFC services will begin in Germany and Poland in 2011 and in the US, the Netherlands and the Czech Republic in 2012. In Germany, the operator looks set to offer its own payments service but in other countries it will partner with other operators or with banks, depending on market conditions. More

    Telefónica O2 launches its first commercial NFC service — and sets out strategy for future deployments

    May 27th, 2010

    The mobile network operator is starting small with a limited rollout in the Czech city of Pilsen but a business strategy is now in place and commercial launches in the UK and Spain could be next. More

    T-Mobile begins internal NFC payments and access control trial in Czech Republic

    T-Mobile begins internal NFC payments and access control trial in Czech Republic

    April 23rd, 2010

    Mobile network operator T-Mobile Czech Republic has begun testing NFC at its offices in the Czech Republic. Participants can use their Samsung Star NFC phones to gain entry to the building and to individual offices,… More

    Czech monks embrace NFC-based visitor information system

    Czech monks embrace NFC-based visitor information system

    November 5th, 2009

    Visitors to the 13th century Vyšší Brod Monastery can now use an innovative NFC and GPS enabled device to receive an automated guided tour of all the walled religious community’s important sights. More

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