News about the NFC market in Philippines — trials, pilots, tests and live services.
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”.
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…
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…
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…
November 19th, 2008
The Philippines’ largest mobile operator has started a small scale NFC trial using equipment that meets the latest GSMA technical specifications.