News about the NFC market in Spain — trials, pilots, tests and live services.
April 23rd, 2013
Five hundred bus stops in the centre of Madrid have been equipped with NFC tags, allowing passengers to access arrival times and tourist information with their NFC phones. The tags form part of a new...
March 20th, 2013
Spanish banking group Banco Sabadell has launched an NFC payments pilot in partnership with Telefonica and BlackBerry. Customers taking part in the pilot receive an NFC-enabled BlackBerry Curve smartphone with their Visa bank card details...
February 27th, 2013
"This solution allows the financial institution to 100% independently define its business model, thus solving the current barriers we are facing with current SE-based NFC solutions," Carlos Alberto Pérez Lafuente, director of innovation for e-strategy and management at Bankinter, has told NFC World.
February 26th, 2013
Hotel room key provider VingCard Elsafe, in conjunction with other Assa Abloy group companies, has provided an NFC solution enabling Mobile World Congress 2013 event staff to use their Sony Xperia T NFC phones to...
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 23rd, 2013
82% of participants felt that the NFC bus ticketing system was better than the current subscription-based system and 88% felt that it was a good way to be able to pay for their journeys.
February 20th, 2013
The GSM Association and the city of Barcelona have chosen France-based NFC specialist Connecthings to implement a series of NFC "smart access points" around Barcelona during the 2013 Mobile World Congress. The NFC access points...
February 18th, 2013
3,500 delegates attending this year's Mobile World Congress will be offered a Sony NFC phone they can use to make payments across the Fira Gran Via venue, at 16,000 Barcelona merchants and in 700 taxis equipped to accept NFC payments.
January 29th, 2013
Hong Kong-based NFC wallet specialist Toro has opened a European research and development centre in Barcelona, Spain. Seven technical staff have already been recruited and an additional twenty developers and UI designers will be hired...
December 5th, 2012
NFC use cases are to feature heavily at the 2013 Mobile World Congress as well as around the host city, Barcelona, during the February 2013 event. "As part of the NFC Experience, the GSMA will...
December 3rd, 2012
The Spanish bank is to issue contactless TAP Visa stickers in Barcelona, and expects some 200,000 to be in use by the time the city hosts the Mobile World Congress in February.
October 10th, 2012
The mobile network operator has partnered with CTA, the public transportation operator for Spain's Asturias region, to pilot test a service that allows customers to charge transit ticket purchases to their mobile phone bill.
September 24th, 2012
UCAM, the Universidad Católica San Antonio de Murcia, is to be the first university in the world to implement NFC technology across its entire campus, the university's Samuel Mendoza, director of multimedia, and Sergio Leon,...
May 23rd, 2012
The Spanish, German, Brazilian and Northern Irish cities have picked Connecthings to deploy a network of NFC tags to provide visitors and local citizens with information on local services and attractions.
April 30th, 2012
"Our intention is that V.me will ultimately be able to incorporate any or all of our new payment technologies, allowing our members to deliver the best possible payments experience whether face-to-face, online or in a mobile environment," says Visa Europe's Mariano Dima.
February 29th, 2012
The city of Barcelona, which is already converting to mobile contactless payments, also plans to introduce NFC for public transportation ticketing, the city council has announced.
February 27th, 2012
The telecoms giant, which has 400m customers in more than thirty countries, is working with Visa to introduce a global Vodafone Mobile Wallet. Subscribers in Germany, the Netherlands, Spain, Turkey and the UK will be the first to get the new service, beginning this financial year.
February 26th, 2012
The banking giant, the eighth largest in the world, has partnered with Orange for the development and introduction of the first NFC payments solution to support cards issued by both Visa and MasterCard.
February 22nd, 2012
Public transportation operator EMT has begun an NFC ticketing pilot in the city of Malaga, the fifth largest in Spain, in conjunction with mobile network operator Orange. The first one hundred users went live earlier...
February 20th, 2012
A bottle of Bodegas Torres wine is on offer to the first two hundred MWC attendees who visit the stands taking part in the treasure hunt and use their NFC phone, or a QR code app, to scan wine bottles.