News about the NFC market in India — trials, pilots, tests and live services.
May 14th, 2013
Chennai Metro Rail Limited (CMRL) plans to include an NFC ticketing option when its service launches in 2015. "CMRL officials said they were working on a facility that would be incorporated in smartphones so that...
April 29th, 2013
Madhya Pradesh Tourism Development Corporation is to use NFC and QR codes to provide tourists with information at heritage centres, The Times of India reports. By tapping a tag or scanning a code at the...
April 16th, 2013
Mumbai-based JusTap! has announced JusPocket, an NFC couponing platform that allows brands to run multiple coupon and deal campaigns in real time. JusPocket can be integrated into POS systems or accessed from a web browser,...
April 16th, 2013
New Delhi-based mobile wallet solutions provider xpWallet has announced a partnership with Toronto-based NFC specialist TapMeTags. As well as collaborating on mobile payment products, the two companies will work together on anti-fraud systems for NFC...
March 25th, 2013
NEC has launched a turnkey prepaid payments service that includes cloud-based system servers, cards, smartphone apps and payment terminals and is available in both Japan and internationally. The Integrated Electronic Money Solution provides customers with...
February 25th, 2013
Fifteen PVR cinemas in India have implemented an NFC payments service that works with BlackBerry 10 phones. The PVR wallet app lets moviegoers pay for both tickets and refreshments via NFC and is provided by...
January 7th, 2013
India-based mobile phone maker Karbonn is to introduce mobile phones and tablets with NFC capabilities in 2013. "We are planning to focus on LTE and NFC technologies as we believe these are the next frontiers...
January 7th, 2013
New Delhi-based mobile wallet provider xpWallet has introduced an NFC ticketing solution for bus and train operators that lets commuters purchase tickets from conductors equipped with NFC phones. Travellers can either tell the conductor their...
November 26th, 2012
Movie-goers at a multiplex in Mumbai, India can now book tickets, leave feedback and like the Cinemax theatre chain on Facebook after tapping smart posters or NFC enabled standees in the cinema foyer. The "Box...
November 14th, 2012
Indian video games retailer Game4u has installed smart posters in its stores that let NFC phone users tap their handset to "like" the retailer on Facebook. Game4u's NFC platform is provided by Mumbai-based JusTap!
October 12th, 2012
Indian mobile payments service Ara eTap, which was unveiled by Yeldi Softcom in July, has picked NXP and Identive to supply it with NFC payment tags. The service is due to launch "in the coming...
July 2nd, 2012
Chennai, India-based technology provider Yeldi Softcom has launched Ara eTap, an NFC sticker-based mobile payments service. Consumers who sign up for the service will be provided with an NFC sticker to attach to their mobile...
March 6th, 2012
Indian mass transportation operator Delhi Metro Railway Corporation has "started experimenting with NFC-enabled cell phones" for ticketing, reports The Times of India. 1.6 million commuters ride the Delhi Metro's 190km network every day.
November 21st, 2011
Citizens living in the eastern Indian state of Bihar are to be issued with contactless 'e-Shakti' cards they can use to access virtual bank branches equipped with NFC technology.
February 22nd, 2011
Consumers can access up to eighteen different services from each self-serve kiosk to top up airtime, pay bills, download ringtones and more.
October 15th, 2010
State Bank of India (SBI) has acquired a 20% stake in A Little World (ALW), developer of an NFC-based low cost bank branch solution, DealCurry reports. SBI has paid INR800m (US$18m) for the stake, valuing...
Tyfone’s investors explain why they took part in the MicroSD format NFC supplier’s $5m funding round
September 6th, 2010
"The investors who participated in our Series B financing round bring unique expertise within financial services and we'll benefit from their knowledge beyond the value of their financial investment in Tyfone," says the company's CEO.
March 11th, 2010
'This pilot provides insights which will prove crucial to getting the customer experience right as we, together with the industry, bring next-generation mobile financial services to market,' says Citi.
July 8th, 2009
The financial services giant has partnered with Nokia, Vodafone, MasterCard and Vivotech to launch an NFC field trial in the Indian city of Bangalore.
February 24th, 2009
Citigroup says it is to run an NFC trial in the Indian city of Bangalore, with the aim of developing a business case that it can present to carriers back in the US.