News stories featuring GSMA and NFC:
May 10th, 2013
The GSMA has published a proposed technical specification for a common standard for managing loyalty cards, coupons and vouchers in a mobile wallet — and is asking for feedback on its proposals from retailers, loyalty...
May 9th, 2013
The GSMA has partnered with China Mobile to promote NFC at this year's Mobile Asia Expo, following the successful NFC Experience provided to attendees at Mobile World Congress 2013. "We're excited to launch the NFC...
March 8th, 2013
UniCredit Business Integrated Solutions, a division of Italy-based financial institution UniCredit Group, is testing a multi-application mobile wallet solution that works on both Android and BlackBerry NFC phones.. Sixty employees taking part in the pilot...
March 6th, 2013
More than 10,000 Mobile World Congress 2013 attendees tried out the NFC Experience at this year's event. "We can probably improve a few things regarding the ergonomics," the GSMA's head of NFC has told NFC World, "but overall it went smoothly."
February 28th, 2013
Think&Go NFC has picked up first prize in the GSMA's NFC Challenge at Mobile World Congress 2013 for its Dynamic NFC-Screen, a display technology that enables NFC phone users to interact with video promotions, collect...
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.
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 26th, 2013
Korean mobile network operators KT and SK Telecom have been named as the winners of the 2013 GSMA Chairman's Award, the association's most prestigious honour, in recognition of "their pioneering efforts and leadership in driving...
February 25th, 2013
Identive's Tagtrail NFC platform is being used in deliver information to visitors to the GSMA's Connected City exhibit at Mobile World Congress 2013. "The Connected City will be filled with brand-new products and experiences that...
February 25th, 2013
Mobile network operators in the three countries have agreed technical specifications that will enable consumers to make use of NFC payments and other services in both their home country and abroad.
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.
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...
October 31st, 2012
The world's largest mobile network operator is to begin its mobile payments rollout in February 2013 and will stock a range of NFC phones supplied by eight handset manufacturers.
October 23rd, 2012
Participants in the trial can use their NFC phones on Milan's public transport network, in around 1,000 stores and to access interactive information services.
October 22nd, 2012
The BlackBerry maker has been selected by Canadian carrier joint venture EnStream to handle secure credential management for SIMs used in both Android and Windows smartphones as well as its own BlackBerry NFC devices.
October 19th, 2012
Pierre Combelles has been appointed as the GSMA's new business lead for NFC, replacing Nav Bains, who left to join Vivotech earlier this year. Combelles joins the GSMA from France Telecom-Orange group, where he was...
October 17th, 2012
The mobile network operators' trade association has published a technical document that sets out how carriers around the world could implement core NFC mobile wallet functions in a standard manner — and is asking potential service providers, suppliers and other interested parties to provide feedback on the plans.
June 25th, 2012
The world's largest mobile network operator is to collaborate with national payments network China UnionPay, in a deal set to lead to the introduction of NFC services in up to one hundred Chinese cities.
May 22nd, 2012
"With NFC technology, the mobile phone simplifies the passage of the flyer through the airport," says the CEO of the first airport in the world to pilot the use of NFC phones to improve the airline passenger experience.
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