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

BKM adds Google Glass payment

November 3rd, 2014

Turkish card payment system operator BKM has begun testing payments with Google Glass through its BKM Express digital wallet solution. “Existing members will access their digital wallets and pay for goods and services by operating the BKM Express Google Glass application and using simple voice commands,” the company says.

Total and BKM Express launch in-car mobile payments

October 27th, 2014

Oil and gas company Total is to begin accepting mobile payments through a partnership with card payment system operator BKM at its petrol stations across Turkey that will let Club Total members make a payment… More

Turkish Airlines offers travel benefits via BLE

July 25th, 2014

“Visitors to Turkish Airlines’ Lounge Istanbul at Atatürk Airport will now be able to access the digital Sky Library on their own devices following the installation of iBeacons in the lounge,”  Future Travel Experience reports. “When a passenger with the app installed on their device is within the vicinity of an iBeacon, they will automatically receive a WiFi password, a support number and access to the Sky Library, which includes a selection of digital books and magazines.”

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

Garanti to issue Gemalto NFC microSDs

February 25th, 2014

Turkey’s Garanti bank is to begin issuing NFC microSDs to its customers during the second half of 2014, using hardware and back office technology provided by Gemalto and a microSD payment infrastructure supplied by MasterCard…. More

Turkcell launches its own NFC phone

October 2nd, 2013

Turkcell has unveiled the T40, an NFC smartphone designed and manufactured in Turkey. The device runs a customised version of Android 4.1 Jelly Bean and includes a five megapixel camera and 4-inch LCD display. The… More

MasterCard CEO: NFC should be seen as “a longer term effort”

August 5th, 2013

MasterCard CEO Ajay Banga has suggested that NFC should be seen as a longer term effort, while acknowledging that some markets have adopted NFC much faster than others. “I don’t think these are 12 and… More

Turkcell adds transit card to mobile wallet

April 17th, 2013

Turkish mobile network operator Turkcell has added the Urfakart transportation ticketing card to its Turkcell Cüzdan mobile wallet service. To use the service, Turkcell customers in the Sanliurfa region first link their Urfakart to their Turkcell wallet…. More

NBS gets Turkish TSM deal

April 4th, 2013

NBS Technologies has announced that its Xpressi Trusted Service Manager (TSM) platform has been chosen by an unnamed customer in Turkey. Installation is due to take place early this month.

Turkcell taps Timwe

December 12th, 2012

Turkish mobile network operator Turkcell is using Timwe’s NFC Launcher tag platform in its NFC home shopping service, available to users of its MaxiPlus5 NFC phone. The mobile phone ships with an NFC fridge magnet that customer can use to automatically launch a dedicated home shopping service.

Turkcell upgrades NFC mobile wallet service

October 8th, 2012

The Turkish mobile network operator has introduced a major upgrade to its NFC-based Cep-T Cüzdan mobile wallet, adding the ability to make online purchases and support for any mobile phone. Fourteen banks have signed up for the new service and a strategic partnership with MasterCard will see the platform being made available in other countries. More

Turkcell launches NFC home shopping service

July 16th, 2012

The Turkish carrier’s new MaxiPlus5 NFC phone ships with a fridge magnet customers can use to place online orders with a variety of partner merchants. More

Denizbank adds NFC payments

April 27th, 2012

Denizbank has become the fourth Turkish bank to sign up for Turkcell’s Cep-T Cüzdan NFC mobile wallet platform. The bank’s customers can now apply for a Denizbank prepaid “card” via SMS, have the card provisioned to an NFC-enabled mobile phone over-the-air and begin using it to make mobile payments straight away. Business customers can also take advantage of the new service.

Turkcell adds location-based offers to NFC payments platform

April 23rd, 2012

The Turkish mobile network operator has combined its location-based service (LBS) platform with its NFC mobile wallet service to allow subscribers to receive special offers on their NFC phone when they are near a participating merchant — and then redeem an offer at the point-of-sale. More

Turkcell signs up 50k wallet users

March 7th, 2012

Turkcell now has 50,000 active users of its Cep-T Cüzdan NFC mobile wallet service, the Turkish carrier’s Ergi Şener has told NFC World, and plans to expand the service to include mobile coupon and loyalty… More

Vodafone to roll out mobile payments with Visa

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. More

Turkish payments group BKM joins NFC Forum

February 16th, 2012

BKM, which acts as an NFC trusted service manager for member banks in Turkey, has joined the NFC Forum and revealed that four more banks are now ready to roll out NFC services. More

Turkcell equips 300,000 customers with T-series NFC capable phones

February 16th, 2012

The Turkish mobile network operator’s customers now have the option of making payments via a BlackBerry Bold 9900 smartphone, an own-branded Huawei NFC phone, a new NFC Android handset made by ZTE or with an add-on for a standard mobile. [Updated] More

Turkcell launches NFC payments on BlackBerry phones

January 23rd, 2012

The Turkish mobile network operator has become the first in the world to offer its subscribers the ability to make payments with their NFC-enabled BlackBerry mobile phones. More

Akbank joins Turkcell NFC service

January 3rd, 2012

Turkish mobile network operator Turkcell has signed up a third bank for its Cep-T Cüzdan NFC payments service. Turkcell launched the service in conjunction with Yapi Kredi Bank in May 2011, and later added Garanti… More

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