News about the NFC market in Denmark — trials, pilots, tests and live services.
May 13th, 2015
The government in Denmark has proposed doing away with the obligation for retailers in the country to accept payment in cash, in an attempt to replace it with other methods such as plastic cards and mobile payments. “The government said, as of next year, businesses such as clothing retailers, gas stations and restaurants should no longer be legally bound to accept cash,” Reuters reports. The proposal will need to be approved by parliament but is “unlikely to meet much opposition”.
December 22nd, 2014
The Aalborg City Business Association has installed sensors in pedestrian areas of the Danish city to track visitor behaviour using a Bluetooth and WiFi technology platform provided by IT company Blip Systems.
November 27th, 2014
Paii, the mobile payments joint venture created by Danish mobile network operators TDC, Telenor, Telia and 3, has been sold to Swipp, a mobile payments service owned by a consortium of more than 60 banks,…
October 6th, 2014
Brewer Carlsberg is distributing beer mats containing an NFC tag and a QR code and installing Bluetooth beacons at 250 pubs and bars across Denmark to support its Crowdit offers and venue discovery app.
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…
November 26th, 2013
Danish jewellery designer Shamballa Jewels is to add an NFC and QR-based anti-counterfeiting solution to all its products from next year. Product Alive was developed by NFC Danmark and enables consumers and businesses to check the authenticity of a product, as well as when and where it was bought, by scanning or tapping a tag attached to the item. “Between five and ten brands will adopt Product Alive by the end of this year,” says the company’s Søren Kragh.
September 18th, 2013
Nordic payments and card services provider Nets has selected Oberthur Technologies’ TSM platform to enable its banking partners to offer NFC services across the region, starting in Denmark in early 2014. The TSM platform will…
August 1st, 2013
Music lovers attending the Smukfest festival in Skanderborg, Denmark, will be able to pay for goods using an NFC wristband — and three hundred traders will be able to accept contactless payments using Panasonic’s NFC-enabled…
November 19th, 2012
Denmark’s four mobile network operators have formed a joint venture company to introduce mobile payments and a three phase rollout programme that will “eventually” evolve to include support for NFC.
June 23rd, 2011
“Everything we currently physically have in our wallet or purse will soon be available digitally on our SIM card,” say TDC, Telenor, TeliaSonera and 3.
June 15th, 2011
Scandinavian Airlines (SAS) has announced it will be issuing NFC stickers to frequent flyers from September 2011. The SAS Smart Pass stickers are to be provided to all EuroBonus Gold frequent fliers across Scandinavia with…