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

Acer Pay is on the way

October 21st, 2014

Taiwanese computer maker Acer is to join Apple and Samsung in introducing a payment service for users of its mobile phones and wearable devices, Want China Times reports. The company has partnered with fingerprint sensor provider Egis Technology to develop the cloud-based solution, stating that fingerprint recognition technology is expected to play a “critical part of authentication and making payments” with the service.

Chunghwa Telecom goes live with NFC payments in Taiwan

October 2nd, 2014

Subscribers to Chunghwa Telecom with accounts at any of four Taiwanese banks will be able to download a virtual version of their credit card to their SIM card and use it to make NFC payments… More

USI to supply iWatch chips?

July 25th, 2014

“USI is the sole SiP [system in package] supplier for iWatch devices, which are expected to come in three versions: one style for men, one for women, and another low-cost version due for release in 2015″, sources have told Taiwan’s DigiTimes.

Taiwanese carriers and transit card provider to launch NFC TSM this year

July 18th, 2014

The TSM service for NFC payments being built by a joint venture between five Taiwanese carriers and prepaid card provider Easycard is to go live by the end of 2014, the partners have announced. A… More

Taiwanese banks to set up their own NFC TSM

July 8th, 2014

Taiwan’s Fair Trade Commission has approved a plan to establish a TSM platform that the country’s financial institutions will be able to use to introduce mobile payments services, Want China Times reports. Financial Information Service Co, the National Credit Card Center of ROC and the Taiwan Clearing House will jointly create the platform. The partners aim to have the TSM service up and running in December 2014.

JCB to launch NFC payments in 2015

July 1st, 2014

Japan-based payments network JCB is to begin testing a contactless payments service in Tokyo this month, ahead of a commercial rollout in 2015. “In addition to plastic cards, J/Speedy can be issued for a wide… More

KDDI, SK Planet, Chunghwa Telecom and HKT form Asia NFC Alliance

February 25th, 2014

Japanese carrier KDDI, Korea’s SK Planet, Taiwan’s Chunghwa Telecom and Hong Kong Telecommunications (HKT) are to work together to spread adoption of NFC services in Asia, using a shared NFC tag specification, brand mark and… More

Dementia patients get NFC help

February 24th, 2014

Taiwan Mobile has introduced an NFC bracelet that can be used to assist the elderly, and in particular those suffering from Alzheimer’s disease, should they get lost. When someone comes across a lost person wearing one of the smart wristbands, they simply touch the bracelet to their smartphone to send an alert containing the ID of the bracelet and their GPS location to a pre-set list of family, friends and relevant authorities.

Banks pick OTI for NFC payments in Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan

November 18th, 2013

A cross border NFC payments service using On Track Innovations’ Wave NFC add-on device is to be offered by Hong Kong ATM network JetCo, which has thirty member banks, by Taiwan’s Trade-Van and by Macau’s MTel. More

Bank SinoPac picks Morpho for NFC pilot in Taiwan

October 8th, 2013

Taiwan’s Bank SinoPac has chosen technology provider Morpho to provide an end-to-end solution for a mobile payments pilot that makes use of NFC microSD cards. During the pilot, VIP customers will be able to make… More

Xiaomi unveils Mi3 smartphone with NFC

September 6th, 2013

Chinese phone maker Xiaomi has announced the Mi3, a 5-inch NFC smartphone that is the first to use Nvidia’s 1.8GHz Tegra 4 quad core processor. Three versions will be made available; one for China Mobile’s… More

Far EasTone picks Morpho for NFC payments and rewards pilot

July 31st, 2013

Taiwanese carrier Far EasTone has chosen ID technology provider Morpho to provide the TSM platform for its upcoming NFC payments trial, which will see users able to make purchases in stores, pay for public transportation… More

Far EasTone brings low-cost NFC phone to Taiwan

July 11th, 2013

Mobile network operator Far EasTone has teamed with Vodafone to launch a low-cost Android NFC smartphone in Taiwan in preparation for its NFC payments pilot later this year. Far EasTone has already purchased some 10,000… More

Taiwan, Japan and Hong Kong carriers sign NFC collaboration deal

June 26th, 2013

Taiwan’s largest mobile network operator, Chunghwa Telecom, has signed a memorandum of understanding with Japan’s KDDI and Hong Kong-based PCCW with the aim of providing international NFC roaming services to the three networks’ customers. The… More

Far EasTone to pilot NFC payments in Taiwan

June 13th, 2013

Far EasTone, Taiwan’s third largest mobile network operator, is to begin testing NFC mobile payments during the third quarter of 2013, in cooperation with Far Eastern International Bank and MasterCard. A second phase of the… More

Computex offers NFC badges

June 4th, 2013

Attendees at Computex 2013, the technology trade show taking place in Taiwan this week, are able to use their NFC phones as ID badges. The event’s official app includes support for in-app registration as well as for NFC badges.

Chunghwa launches NFC payments in Taiwan

May 29th, 2013

Taiwan’s largest mobile network operator’s NFC payment service has gone live and four banks will now begin the roll-out of Chunghwa Telecom’s mobile credit card service, which enables Mastercard PayPass credit cards to be issued… More

Chunghwa Telecom to test NFC and QR combo payments platform

May 8th, 2013

“It is an all-in-one digital wallet that lets customers choose which way they want to pay,” the Taiwanese carrier’s Joseph Kuo has told NFC World. “The wallet supports multiple credit and bank cards, loyalty cards, coupons etc, and I think Chunghwa Telecom would like to see a big development in both technologies.”  More

Taiwan TSM plans face opposition

January 24th, 2013

The decision, taken yesterday by Taiwan’s Fair Trade Commission, to grant conditional approval for Taiwan’s five carriers and transit card issuer EasyCard to set up a national TSM joint venture for NFC payments and ticketing has not… More

Taiwan TSM project gets approval

January 23rd, 2013

Taiwan’s Fair Trade Commission has given the go-ahead for transportation card issuer EasyCard and the country’s five carriers to form a joint venture company to deliver NFC payments and ticketing services — provided the partners comply with a number of conditions designed to ensure a competitive environment is maintained. More

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