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

Clear Channel to take NFC advertising global

March 25th, 2014

Clear Channel Outdoor is to equip 75,000 out-of-home advertising sites in 23 countries around the world with its Connect mobile advertising platform, allowing consumers to interact with brands via NFC tags, QR codes and, in… More

Alior Bank offers NFC in Poland

March 5th, 2014

Poland’s Alior Bank has joined Eurobank, Getin Bank, Noble Bank, Raiffeisen Polbank and mBank in offering T-Mobile’s MyWallet NFC payments service to its customers. The service can be used to make payments with an Alior debit or credit card at any of the 140,000 contactless point-of-sale terminals in the country.

Krakow to get NFC ticketing

January 15th, 2014

Passengers using public transport services in Poland’s second city will soon be able to buy their tickets using NFC as a result of a programme developed by Krakow’s public transport commission, mobile services provider SkyCash Poland and carrier Orange. Using the SkyCash app, consumers will be able to search for and buy tickets and redeem them with a tap of their NFC phone or by scanning a QR code.

Eurobank offers NFC payments in Poland

October 16th, 2013

Poland’s Eurobank has begun offering its customers the ability to pay with NFC using T-Mobile’s MyWallet service. The service is already offered by Getin Bank, Noble Bank, Raiffeisen Polbank and mBank. To make NFC payments,… More

Wroclaw restaurant tries NFC table tents

April 12th, 2013

Local NFC specialist NFC Group has implemented NFC table stands and placed NFC stickers on doors in an Indian restaurant in Wroclaw, Poland. Guests are directed to a landing page when they use their smartphone or… More

Trevica picks Cardtek TSM platform

April 9th, 2013

MasterCard-owned payments processor Trevica has selected Cardtek Group’s TSMXpert platform to offer mobile payment solutions to European banks and service providers. Trevica is based in Poland and operates in a number of other countries in… More

T-Mobile Poland adds banks to NFC platform

January 29th, 2013

Customers of Getin Bank and Noble Bank are now able to access T-Mobile Poland’s MyWallet NFC service, the carrier has announced. MyWallet was launched in October 2012 and was available initially only to customers of Raiffeisen Polbank and… More

MoSoCo picks Sequent for NFC payments, marketing and loyalty platform

December 10th, 2012

Mobile solutions specialist MoSoCo has chosen Sequent as its trusted service management (TSM) provider for the introduction of a cloud-based mobile loyalty, marketing and prepaid card processing service for Polish retailers. “Sequent’s secure technology will allow… More

T-Mobile picks Gemalto for NFC

October 31st, 2012

T-Mobile has picked Gemalto’s LinqUs Trusted Service Manager (TSM) platform for its Europe-wide rollout of NFC services. Poland is the first country to go live with the new service. “Gemalto provided PTC, T-Mobile’s network operator in Poland, with a complete NFC solution encompassing the TSM platform and the mobile wallet software, as well as the UpTeq NFC high-end card,” says Gemalto.

T-Mobile launches NFC in Poland

October 22nd, 2012

The second commercial NFC service to go live in Poland this month has the backing of five banks and supports payments via both debit and credit cards. More

Orange launches NFC in Poland

October 16th, 2012

The carrier has partnered with mBank and MasterCard for the national launch of Orange Cash, a commercial NFC service that is available on nine different mobile phone models. More

ING to pilot NFC in Poland

July 24th, 2012

ING Bank Slaski is to conduct a twelve month NFC payments trial in Poland. The two hundred pilot testers, all employees of Bank Slaski or its partners Visa Europe and Oberthur, will use BlackBerry NFC phones or iPhones equipped with an NFC add-on to make mobile payments at merchants equipped with contactless point-of-sale terminals.

Deutsche Telekom unveils mobile payments plans

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. More

Krakow gallery tags exhibits

February 24th, 2012

Visitors to an art gallery at the National Museum in Krakow, Poland, can use NFC smartphones to access extra information about exhibits by touching nearby NFC tags. Patrons can use their own NFC handsets or… More

Polish banks expand NFC trial

February 14th, 2012

Poland’s MultiBank and mBank have begun the second phase of their NFC pilot, opening up the trial to consumers for the first time by providing competition winners with an iCarte accessory they can attach to their iPhone to make mobile payments. Some 35,000 points of sale in the country are currently equipped to accept contactless payments and this number is expected to rise to more than 200,000 by the end of 2015.

Visa tests iPhone NFC in Poland

November 22nd, 2011

The payments network has partnered with BRE Bank’s mBank and MultiBank divisions to test the use of Apple iPhones equipped with an iCarte NFC accessory. More

Orange launches commercial NFC payments service in Poland

June 21st, 2011

“Several thousand” customers will be able to use their NFC phones to make payments at 35,000 contactless acceptance points across Poland. More

Poland set to roll out commercial NFC payments ‘within four months’

May 23rd, 2011

Poland is set to roll out NFC-based payment services as early as the third quarter of 2011, according to Polish business publication Puls Biseznu. Six Polish banks — PKO Bank Polski, Bank Zachodni WBK, Citi Handlowy, MultiBank with mBank and ING Bank… More

Orange launches NFC payments trial in Poland

March 21st, 2011

The mobile phone operator starts delivering on its promise to roll out NFC throughout Europe during 2011, saying opportunities are “virtually limitless”. More

Deutsche Telekom details T-Mobile NFC rollout plans

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. More

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