News about the NFC market in Singapore — trials, pilots, tests and live services.
April 16th, 2013
DBS has become the first bank to offer a virtual credit card to customers of all three mobile network operators in Singapore. DBS One.Tap launched in August 2012 for StarHub customers and was expanded to...
April 9th, 2013
"The mobile ticketing innovation is the world's first NFC mobile wallet with P2P redemption of movie tickets," says technology provider C-SAM. "This new capability reduces the time customers spend purchasing and redeeming tickets, creating a compelling and seamless customer experience for movie ticketing."
April 8th, 2013
Singapore-based mobile network operator M1 and banking group DBS have teamed up to expand the NFC payments options available to their customers. DBS' One.Tap virtual credit card was previously available only to Singtel StarHub subscribers...
March 4th, 2013
Citibank has introduced contactless payment stickers in Singapore with its Quick Pay Tag service. The stickers, which can be used for payments of up to S$100 (US$80), are available for all customers of Citibank Singapore...
February 25th, 2013
MasterPass covers in-store and online payments, supports both NFC and QR codes and enables "banks, merchants and partners" to offer their own wallets to consumers.
February 14th, 2013
A chain of 51 coffee shops in Singapore has teamed up with Samsung to offer customers a free drink upsize when they tap their NFC phone to a TecTile NFC tag located in each store....
August 27th, 2012
All three of Singapore's mobile network operators are now offering commercial NFC services, enabling consumers to make purchases at more than 20,000 merchant points of sale across Singapore.
August 7th, 2012
Mobile network operator StarHub, part of the consortium which won a government contract to provide a national NFC TSM service for Singapore last year, has unveiled its NFC SmartWallet and says the service will begin "later this month".
July 26th, 2012
The fast growing Sydney-based start-up already counts Coca Cola, RIM, Johnson & Johnson and Unilever amongst its clients and has just implemented a major new project for Australian carrier Telstra.
July 16th, 2012
Gemalto's trusted service management (TSM) data center in Singapore has been certified by both Visa and MasterCard and is now fully operational, the company reports. The data centre already has two customers: Japanese mobile network...
April 3rd, 2012
The food company's baby nutrition division in Singapore has released findings from a pilot project which has seen 400 NFC tags being placed in supermarkets, clinics and in homes to provide new mothers with information on a range of parenting and nutritional topics.
December 20th, 2011
Coca-Cola has launched an NFC out-of-home advertising campaign in Singapore. The campaign promotes the company's Coca-Cola and Fanta drinks brands and uses the NFC-enabled Mobile Life! network of two hundred advertising panels introduced by Clear...
October 25th, 2011
Singapore's IDA has awarded the contract for a national NFC infrastructure to a consortium including mobile network operator StarHub, DBS Bank, public transportation card issuer EZ-Link and NFC technology provider Gemalto. Commercial services are due to go live in mid-2012.
October 18th, 2011
Singapore public transport provider SMRT has placed NFC smart posters in stations to deliver news, entertainment, music, sports, services, and merchant offers to commuters. The bus, train and taxi operator has launched its 'iMobSMRT spaces'...
October 11th, 2011
The out-of-home advertising giant has picked Singapore as the location for its first NFC-enabled smart poster network and plans to use it as a test bed and case study for the rest of Clear Channel International.
February 18th, 2011
MasterCard has revealed that, like Visa Europe, it is working with Canadian firm Wireless Dynamics to bring its payments services to iPhone users. In an article posted on the MasterCard blog, Mung-ki Woo, who recently...
November 29th, 2010
The bank, mobile network operator and transport card issuer will be using Gemalto's N-Flex NFC add-on and plan to launch commercial services towards the end of 2011.
November 19th, 2010
IDA, the government agency tasked with implementing a national NFC infrastructure for Singapore, is requesting proposals from consortiums to create and manage a next-generation open trusted third party infrastructure that all the country's banks, transport operators and other service providers could use to deliver NFC services.
May 5th, 2010
Gemalto's new Upteq N-Flex enables near field communication functionality to be added to a wide range of mobile phones and is the first NFC add-on to conform to the Single Wire Protocol.
December 2nd, 2009
Merchants in Singapore are being encouraged to make the switch to contactless card accepting terminals through a series of subsidies made possible by a S$16 million (US$11.5m) grant from the Singapore government. The aim is...