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

Starwood’s mobile keys go live

November 11th, 2014

The Bluetooth-based mobile keyless entry solution unveiled by Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide earlier this month is now live in 10 hotels in Beijing, Hong Kong, New York, Los Angeles and Doha and will be rolling out to Aloft, Element and W Hotels across the globe. Starwood plans to rollout the SPG Keyless service to 30,000 doors in 150 hotels by early 2015.

Starwood Hotels picks Bluetooth for mobile room keys that work on smartphones and Apple Watch

November 3rd, 2014

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide has unveiled a mobile keyless entry system that will allow guests to use smartphones to unlock rooms using Bluetooth at 150 hotels around the globe by early 2015. The service will also be available via an Apple Watch app when the new wearable device ships next year, the hotel chain has told NFC World+. More

QNB promotes NFC payments with ‘first transaction free’ offer

June 19th, 2012

The Qatar-based bank is motivating customers to take up its new ‘Tap and Pay’ service by offering to refund the cost of their first NFC transaction, up to the country’s contactless payment limit of QR100. More

QNB and Qtel to launch NFC services in Qatar

March 7th, 2012

The bank and mobile network operator have partnered for the launch of the country’s first NFC payments service, using BlackBerry NFC phones as well as NFC stickers. More

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