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

Philippines tourists get NFC info

March 26th, 2014

A visitor information service that combines ebooks and mobile apps with NFC and QR codes placed at tourist attractions is to be expanded across the Philippines. The Digital Tourism project, developed by new media startup InnoPub Media and carrier Smart Communications, was piloted in the city of Cebu and is now going live in Iloilo, Baguio City and “other areas of the country”.

Asian mobile alliance promotes NFC with poster campaign

June 3rd, 2013

The Conexus Mobile Alliance, a regional grouping of mobile network operators, is promoting NFC throughout Asia with a “Tap and Get” smart poster campaign. Tap and Get rewards customers of Korean carrier KT or Japanese… More

BPI launches NFC mobile payments in the Philippines

November 28th, 2012

The Bank of the Philippine Islands (BPI) has launched the BPI Mobile Wallet, an NFC-based payments service, The Manila Times reports. “We know that the Philippines has been anticipating mobile payments, having seen other countries like… More

Smart tests NFC payments in Manila

December 20th, 2011

Smart Communications and Philippines bank BDO have conducted an NFC payments trial at the World Bazaar Festival in Manila. The trial saw Nokia C7 owners with Smart postpaid subscriptions being given free Smart Money accounts… More

Smart starts small-scale Pay-Buy-Mobile trial in the Philippines

Smart starts small-scale Pay-Buy-Mobile trial in the Philippines

November 19th, 2008

The Philippines’ largest mobile operator has started a small scale NFC trial using equipment that meets the latest GSMA technical specifications. More

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