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    GSMA introduces code for mobile money providers

    November 10th, 2014

    The GSMA has launched a Code of Conduct for Mobile Money Providers, laying down eight common business principles designed to ensure the development of safe and responsible digital financial services. “The first mobile network operators to endorse the code are Airtel, Avea, Axiata, Etisalat, Millicom, MTN, Ooredoo, Orange, Telenor, Vodafone and Zain,” the mobile network operator’s association says. “Together, these MNO groups represent 21 mobile money deployments operating in 51 countries.”

    GSMA upgrades NFC Badge validation for MWC 2014

    February 19th, 2014

    The GSMA has partnered with nine carriers to add extra functionality to its NFC Badge service at Mobile World Congress 2014, eliminating the need for visitors to present photo ID onsite. Customers of Bouygues Telecom,… More

    Dubai to get NFC taxi payments

    October 22nd, 2013

    Dubai residents will be able to pay taxi fares using a prepaid Smart Nol transit card stored on their NFC SIM from January 2014, the city’s Roads and Transport Authority has announced. Etisalat and Du subscribers have been able to pay via NFC for public transportation since September 2013.

    NFC transit ticketing arrives in Dubai

    September 27th, 2013

    Public transportation users will be able to use an NFC phone to purchase and store tickets for use on Dubai’s subway, buses and water bus services from next week, courtesy of a new service developed… More

    Etisalat wins GSMA NFC award

    February 27th, 2013

    UAE-based carrier Etisalat has picked up the gong for ‘Best NFC/Mobile Money Product or Service’ at the GSMA’s Global Mobile Awards. Flous is an NFC-based mobile commerce service, unveiled at Gitex in Dubai.

    Dubai to get NFC transit ticketing in 2013

    October 16th, 2012

    RTA, the Dubai roads and transport authority, has announced plans to introduce NFC ticketing across the emirate’s metro, bus and water bus services next year. More

    Etisalat demos NFC in Egypt

    August 27th, 2012

    Etisalat Misr, Egypt’s leading mobile network operator, has installed an NFC access control system at its premises in Cairo. The project is believed to be the first in the Middle East/Africa region to successfully demonstrate the use of NFC for access control applications.

    Emirates government begins NFC national ID project

    April 11th, 2012

    The Emirates Identity Authority is to work with mobile network operator Etisalat to develop a new version of the United Arab Emirates’ national ID card that will allow both UAE nationals and expatriates living in the country to store their ID on an NFC mobile phone. More

    Emirates NBD to launch MoneyMobile NFC payments service

    March 20th, 2012

    The Dubai-based bank has partnered with mobile network operator Etisalat, Visa and Gemalto to introduce NFC payments in the United Arab Emirates. More

    45 mobile operators commit to NFC

    November 16th, 2011

    The mobile network operators have signed up to support and implement SIM-based NFC in a move the GSMA says will “promote the global interoperability of services and accelerate time-to-market”. More

    Dubai Metro to get NFC?

    October 17th, 2011

    Gulf News reports further details of Etisalat’s NFC payments system, due to launch in the UAE before the end of 2011. Purchases will be limited to US$50 (AED 183), with no transaction fee for consumers and “a small fee” for merchants. 600 outlets in the Emirates are currently equipped to accept NFC payments, with a further 600 expected over the next six months. Etisalat is also in talks with the Dubai Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) to allow NFC phone users to tap their way on to public transport.

    RIM to switch on BlackBerry NFC mobile payments in Dubai

    October 11th, 2011

    Subscribers of UAE-based network Etisalat are set to be among the first in the world to make mobile payments on their BlackBerry NFC phones. More

    Eight NFC products reach finals of Sesames awards

    October 3rd, 2011

    Finalists for the annual Cartes trade show awards include Taiwan-based Go-Trust, developer of a single wire protocol compliant NFC microSD card. More

    Etisalat to roll out NFC payments in four more African countries by end of 2011

    August 25th, 2011

    The UAE-based mobile network operator is to follow the July launch of commercial NFC services in Tanzania with launches in four more countries by the end of this year, Etisalat has told NFC World. More

    Etisalat Zantel launches NFC payments in Tanzania

    July 12th, 2011

    “Operators in African countries such as Tanzania benefit from being able to leapfrog legacy systems and can directly adopt NFC for their customers,” says the mobile network operator. More

    Lack of handsets continues to delay Etisalat’s commercial NFC service

    Lack of handsets continues to delay Etisalat’s commercial NFC service

    October 6th, 2010

    A lack of commercially available handsets is continuing to cause frustration at Dubai-based mobile network operator Etisalat. Etisalat originally announced in October 2009 that it would launch a commercial NFC service. But, in May this… More

    Lack of handsets delays launch of commercial NFC services in Dubai

    May 26th, 2010

    Mobile network operators Du and Etisalat have had to put back their planned NFC commercial launches due to a lack of NFC phones, the operators have told Emirates Business 24|7. More

    Samsung adds NFC to bestselling Tocco Lite/Star/Player One/Avila

    Samsung adds NFC to bestselling Tocco Lite/Star/Player One/Avila

    February 17th, 2010

    The bestselling touchscreen phone, known by a number of brand names in different regions, is to be used in trials in Spain, France and Dubai — but there are no plans yet to make the NFC version of the handset available at retail. More

    NFC set for take off in the Gulf

    NFC set for take off in the Gulf

    October 22nd, 2009

    OPINION: The past fortnight has seen announcements of new NFC services from banks and operators in both Dubai and Kuwait. More

    Etisalat partners with Emirates NBD to launch NFC in the UAE

    Etisalat partners with Emirates NBD to launch NFC in the UAE

    October 22nd, 2009

    The largest mobile operator in the Middle East has partnered with the region’s largest bank for the launch of NFC-based mobile payments. More

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