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    AFSCM to launch NFC services across France with key MNOs

    July 11th, 2016

    French NFC trade association AFSCM has partnered with three major mobile network operators to roll out SIM-based NFC services in France. The association is working with Oberthur Technologies (OT) to build a common hub with Bouygues Telecom, Orange and SFR which will enable a “massive launch of NFC services” in the country. More

    2014 “will be the year of NFC” says new AFSCM president

    February 13th, 2014

    Three French banks will launch national NFC services in partnership with carriers this year, the new president of the association responsible for bringing NFC to market in France has told NFC World — but transforming consumers into active and frequent users will be critical to success. More

    Cityzi hits 4m phones

    September 12th, 2013

    More than four million mobile phone users in France now have a Cityzi compatible NFC handset, French NFC trade association AFSCM reports, an increase of 500,000 since July 2013. “With the advent of 4G, we expect a further acceleration in the rate of adoption for NFC equipment,” says CEO Thibault Dreuille.

    NFC adoption up in France

    July 17th, 2013

    There are now 36 different mobile phones that support NFC payments on the market in France, up from 26 in February 2013, the AFSCM reports, and a total of 3.5m consumers now have a Cityzi compatible NFC phone, up from 2.5m in February. “We see a real acceleration of NFC equipment rate at the national level, making it now possible to deploy large scale services leveraging this technology” says Thibault Dreuille, the association’s CEO.

    AFSCM reports 2.5m Cityzi NFC phones in France

    February 5th, 2013

    There are now 2.5m NFC-enabled phones that work with the French mobile network operators’ Cityzi NFC platform in circulation, up from 1m in mid-2012, reports trade association AFSCM. Some 26 NFC phone models are now available,… More

    Atos offers white label wallet

    September 19th, 2012

    Transactional services supplier Atos Worldline has launched a white label NFC mobile wallet application aimed at card issuers. The “ready to go” solution implements the latest specifications from Visa, MasterCard, SIMalliance and AFSCM and includes support for coupons, loyalty and P2P payments.

    Seventeen cities shortlisted for €20m French government NFC grant

    January 3rd, 2012

    The funding will be used to build out an NFC transport ticketing infrastructure in Paris and other major French cities as national NFC standards are finalised and carriers prepare to rollout NFC payments services across France this year. More

    France set for commercial NFC services to begin in spring 2012

    June 6th, 2011

    Technical specifications have been finalised, the French government is providing €20m to promote the adoption of NFC services and four mobile network operators and four banks have announced they will deploy NFC services nationally in the spring of 2012. More

    Spanish city to lend NFC phones to tourists

    April 17th, 2011

    Tourist information centres in the Spanish city of Caceres are to distribute Google Nexus S NFC phones to visitors, to allow them to access museums, receive promotional coupons and obtain information about the city’s sights. More

    French operators commit to deploying 1m NFC phones in 2011

    French operators commit to deploying 1m NFC phones in 2011

    February 9th, 2011

    France’s mobile network operators have formally committed to deploying one million NFC phones in 2011, under the Cityzi brand name. In an official statement published by the AFSCM (Association Française pour le Sans Contact Mobile),… More

    French government funds nine NFC cities

    French government funds nine NFC cities

    January 13th, 2011

    The cities of Paris, Bordeaux, Caen, Lille, Marseille, Rennes, Strasbourg and Toulouse are to join Nice in the next stage of French plans to deploy a national NFC infrastructure. Each of the cities is to… More

    NFC city pilot to go live in Nice on 21 May under ‘Cityzi’ banner

    May 14th, 2010

    France’s mobile network operators and banks, along with Visa and MasterCard, the local transport operator, the city council and others will take part in Europe’s first pre-commercial NFC pilot — which will be identified by the new Cityzi brand. More

    Wima unveils speakers for annual NFC conference and exhibition

    Wima unveils speakers for annual NFC conference and exhibition

    March 11th, 2010

    The fourth annual Wima NFC event, to be held in Monaco from 20-22 April 2010, will include exhibitors from around the world plus conference streams and workshops focusing on both the technical and business issues surrounding near field communication. More

    Veolia Transport appoints Trusted Labs to validate NFC applications

    Veolia Transport appoints Trusted Labs to validate NFC applications

    February 15th, 2010

    Veolia Transport has appointed Trusted Labs to validate the company’s NFC transport application, which will be deployed as part of the Nice NFC City pre-commercial pilot due to take place from the second quarter of… More

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