News about the NFC market in Germany — trials, pilots, tests and live services.
June 14th, 2013
Business travel payment specialist AirPlus International has launched an NFC pilot in Germany, in partnership with mobile network operator Deutsche Telekom. Starting this week, employees at the telco's Bonn, Frankfurt and Hamburg sites can pay...
May 1st, 2013
German cooperative bank Dortmunder Volksbank (DV) has introduced a mobile payments service that enables customers to make payments with their NFC mobile phone at any merchant equipped to process MasterCard PayPass contactless transactions. DV is...
April 16th, 2013
Finnish tag supplier NFC Netstore is to provide its Contact Point durable NFC tags to Deutsche Bahn for the rail operator's Touch&Travel national NFC ticketing scheme. Regional transportation operator RMV has already installed 25,000 of the new tags across the Frankfurt region.
March 26th, 2013
Telefónica O2 Germany is using technology from Giesecke & Devrient (G&D) in an NFC payments pilot, which began last month. G&D's TSM solution and its NFC SIMs are both being used in the O2 Wallet...
January 21st, 2013
"Soon, children will only know from history books what a wallet and hard cash are," says René Schuster, CEO of Telefónica Germany, as the carrier prepares to make NFC payments available to customers from next month.
November 26th, 2012
A survey carried out by market researcher YouGov in Germany has revealed that, while 54% of the population has heard of NFC, only one in six (16%) can see themselves using NFC and contactless payments...
October 2nd, 2012
The telecoms giant is adding MasterCard PayPass stickers to the mPass service it operates with Vodafone and Deutsche Telekom, allowing users of the mcommerce and ecommerce payments service to also use it to make purchases in stores.
September 26th, 2012
Giesecke & Devrient's TSM centres in Toronto and Munich have added Visa approval to the MasterCard certifications they received in 2011 and 2009. "By operating two separate but interlinked data centres, one in Munich and...
July 3rd, 2012
"We want to build a comprehensive ecosystem around mobile payment, helping Telekom to realise its strategy of being the first choice for customers regarding connected life and work," says the T-Mobile operator as it signs a partnership deal with MasterCard and outlines four "strategic pillars" for its move into financial services.
June 28th, 2012
Targobank, part of the French Crédit Mutuel group, and E-Plus, Germany's third largest mobile network operator, have announced plans to work together to test NFC payments. The partners will begin with a pilot test using...
May 23rd, 2012
The Spanish, German, Brazilian and Northern Irish cities have picked Connecthings to deploy a network of NFC tags to provide visitors and local citizens with information on local services and attractions.
February 27th, 2012
The telecoms giant, which has 400m customers in more than thirty countries, is working with Visa to introduce a global Vodafone Mobile Wallet. Subscribers in Germany, the Netherlands, Spain, Turkey and the UK will be the first to get the new service, beginning this financial year.
January 24th, 2012
German B2B social network Xing has added support for NFC, allowing members to add new contacts to their network by simply tapping together their mobile phones. Xing is using the Android Beam peer-to-peer functionality included...
January 3rd, 2012
Germany's Landesbank Berlin has begun testing NFC payments, using iPhones equipped with an iCaisse NFC case, in conjunction with Visa Europe and Swiss Post Solutions, a division of the Swiss postal service. The bank plans...
August 25th, 2011
The service allows travellers to check in and out of rail stations using NFC or by scanning 2D barcodes, then the fare due is calculated by Deutsche Bahn and a bill for all journeys made is sent at the end of each month.
August 16th, 2011
Vodafone, Telefónica and Deutsche Telekom are to launch a joint NFC payments service under the Mpass brand name early next year, beginning with NFC stickers and then moving on to NFC phones.
June 28th, 2011
The German Savings Banks and Giro Association (DSGV) is to convert all its customers' debit cards into contactless payments cards, as a forerunner to the introduction of NFC payments, Der Handel reports. The association's 428...
Transport operators Deutsche Bahn and RMV to co-operate on national NFC ticketing system for Germany
March 3rd, 2011
The two transport operators are to combine their existing Touch&Travel and HandyTicket services to deliver a single solution that lets passengers buy tickets on any service with their NFC phone.
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.
February 15th, 2011
German telecoms giant Deutsche Telekom, which has over 129 million mobile customers under the T-Mobile brand name in multiple European countries as well as the United States, has announced plans to introduce commercial NFC services...