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

Safaricom to add NFC to mPesa?

March 14th, 2014

Kenyan carrier Safaricom is to add NFC payment capabilities to its flagship mPesa mobile money service, according to Techmoran.”Still undergoing the tendering process, the NFC SIM cards are expected to be rolled out to its subscribers for mobile contactless payments and transactions making Safaricom the first mobile operator in the region to mass deploy SIM-based NFC for contactless transactions,” the report says.

Google and Equity Bank launch NFC payments in Kenya

May 1st, 2013

The BebaPay service is now live on buses in Nairobi and a free app enables any Android NFC phone to be used as a card reader. Shops, traders and small businesses will be able to use Google’s BebaPay in the future “to accept payments from customers, without needing expensive tills and cash registers.” More

Kenya gets Google payments

May 28th, 2012

Google has introduced a contactless prepaid card in Kenya, TechMtaa reports. The new Beba card can be loaded with up to Ksh 10,000 (US$115) and used to make payments on Nairobi’s Citi Hoppa buses.

Airtel Africa to launch NFC services in fifteen African countries

Airtel Africa to launch NFC services in fifteen African countries

February 14th, 2011

Mobile network operator Airtel Africa is to launch NFC services in Kenya, Tanzania, Gabon and a further nine African countries in early 2011, its NFC technology partner Oberthur Technologies has announced at the Mobile World… More

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