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

Elisa offers NFC payment stickers in stores

April 9th, 2014

Finnish carrier Elisa has introduced reloadable NFC payment stickers that are available to purchase from the R-Kioski convenience store chain pre-loaded with €20 of value. The MasterCard-branded stickers work with the carrier’s Elisa Lompakko wallet… More

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

Finnish book uses NFC tag for video content

June 5th, 2013

Readers of a biography of former Nokia chief technology officer Yrjö Neuvo can access multimedia content by tapping an NFC tag inside the book’s back cover with their phones. Bit Bang has been published by… More

Finnish firms form NFC tag ecosystem

November 21st, 2012

Tivit, Finland’s strategic centre for science, technology and innovation, has initiated a ‘business ecosystem’ called FinnTag that aims to create new and improved ways of delivering NFC tag based digital services. The venture aims to… More

Helsinki gets NFC tram stops

November 14th, 2012

NFC technology is being tested on 211 covered tram stops in Helsinki, Finland. The pilot involves placing two tags at each tram stop. The first allows passengers to easily purchase tram tickets from their mobile… More

Elisa issues NFC stickers to students

August 7th, 2012

Finnish mobile network operator Elisa has partnered with MasterCard and the student-owned Lyyra discount and benefit card to issue prepaid NFC stickers to more than 100,000 students from the third quarter of 2012. Students will… More

VTT tests talking product packaging

February 13th, 2012

The Finnish R&D company’s HearMeFeelMe project focused on how NFC could be used to improve the way elderly and visually impaired people interact with the world around them, including a system that allows product information to be recorded on an NFC tag and then read back to the user via an NFC phone. More

Helsinki uses 20,000 NFC tags

January 19th, 2012

Nearly 20,000 NFC tags from UPM RFID will be embedded in smart posters and stickers used to promote Helsinki’s year as the World Design Capital. The BullsEye NFC tags feature NXP’s Mifare Ultralight chips and will direct smartphone users to download a WDC 2012 app which acts as a guide to events and the 300 design projects taking place in the Finnish capital during 2012.

6Starz introduces NFC social networking for venues

April 24th, 2011

Bars, restaurants and nightclubs will be able to use the NFC-based service to communicate with regular customers and provide them with incentives for inviting friends to meet up at the venue.  More

VTT video shows NFC social networking service in action

VTT video shows NFC social networking service in action

March 24th, 2010

Finnish technical research institute VTT has produced a video showing its NFC-based social networking concept in action: Hot in the City won first place in the NFC Forum Global Competition’s Research Track last year. The… More

Luottokunta begins Visa’s first NFC trial in Finland

Luottokunta begins Visa’s first NFC trial in Finland

October 22nd, 2009

A small scale near field communication trial has begun in Finland. Forty members of staff from payments provider Luottokunta, Sodexo, Visa Europe and Venyon have been issued with NFC handsets that they can use to… More

Finnish city to test NFC posters for children’s games and smart maps

Finnish city to test NFC posters for children’s games and smart maps

May 7th, 2009

The city of Lappeenranta is installing a series of smart posters, incorporating tamper-proof NFC tags, with one set providing quick and easy access to local information and the other enabling children visiting its famous Sandcastle to win prizes for taking part in a quiz. More

Oulu, the little city with big ideas

Oulu, the little city with big ideas

October 28th, 2008

If you’ve been keeping an eye on NFC you’ll have noticed that a lot of innovative experimentation is taking place in the Finnish town of Oulu. And if you’ve been wondering why a place you’ve otherwise never heard of is at the forefront of testing NFC concepts, an article in Computing magazine now has the explanation you’ve been looking for… More

Full list of NFC trials, pilots, tests and live services around the world...