News stories featuring KT and NFC:
June 3rd, 2013
The Conexus Mobile Alliance, a regional grouping of mobile network operators, is promoting NFC throughout Asia with a "Tap and Get" smart poster campaign. Tap and Get rewards customers of Korean carrier KT or Japanese...
May 1st, 2013
In the April issue of Mobile Wallet Outlook the NFC World team examines why NFC is failing to gain traction in the mobile payments market, analyzes the range of cloud-based options available for those seeking to deliver mass market mobile wallets — and sets out in detail how MCX's barcode and cloud-based wallet will work, when it's likely to launch and who is already using the same approach today.
March 20th, 2013
Sixteen Korean banks have introduced BankWallet, a prepaid NFC payments service that uses a platform developed by interbank clearing house KFTC. SK Telecom subscribers with an NFC phone will be the first to be able to use the new service and KT customers will be added soon.
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
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.
December 12th, 2012
KT's MoCa combines payment cards, coupons and offers stored in the cloud with a mobile wallet app that allows consumers to make payments at merchants via traditional barcodes, QR codes or NFC — providing retailers with the flexibility to use their prefered choice of POS hardware to close the "last inch" at the point-of-sale.
November 7th, 2012
Morpho has shipped 500,000 NFC/LTE SIM cards to KT, Korea's second largest mobile network operator. KT expects that 20m Korean consumers will be equipped with an NFC phone by the end of this year.
October 11th, 2012
The Japanese carrier, founder of Japan's Osaifu-Keitai mobile wallet service, has signed a deal with MasterCard that will see its 17m iD mobile credit card holders being able to use a new generation of phones to make payments at MasterCard Paypass merchants in 41 countries as well as at 560,000 Osaifu-Keitai points of sale in Japan.
October 10th, 2012
"Docomo and KT plan to share the results of their commercial endeavor with global associations and standardization bodies, aiming to promote the realization of a commercial environment for globally compatible NFC services," the Japanese and Korean carriers say.
July 18th, 2012
The Korean IT services supplier has partnered with carriers KT and LG U+ to enable employers to use NFC mobile phones to replace staff ID badges. Additional services such as payroll integration and payments are planned for the future.
March 13th, 2012
The first international NFC marketing service is to go live on 1 April, allowing customers of NTT Docomo and KT to collect and redeem special offers from NFC posters in both Japan and Korea — and payments and ticketing services as well as the participation of carriers in additional Asian countries are set to follow.
February 20th, 2012
This year's World Expo in Yeosu, Korea is to include NFC-based payments, food ordering, entrance tickets and parking as well as an NFC shopping wall and access to multilingual information on exhibits and transportation.
January 3rd, 2012
Five million Koreans already have an NFC phone, says mobile network operator KT, and payments for bus, subway and taxi fares are the most popular NFC applications.
December 22nd, 2011
NTT Docomo, KDDI and Softbank Mobile have set up the Japan Mobile NFC Consortium with the aim of working together to coordinate the switch from Japan's existing Osaifu-Keitai non-NFC standard mobile payments system to NFC.
December 18th, 2011
Korea's leading mobile network operators, card networks, phone manufacturers and government agencies have joined forces to provide shoppers in Seoul's busiest shopping district with a wide range of NFC services including payments, couponing, smart posters and digital receipts.
December 6th, 2011
Telecoms research institute ETRI has established a standard way for Korean merchants to deliver receipts to NFC mobile phones, allowing stores to cut out the need to print paper sales slips.
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".
October 4th, 2011
Korean mobile network operator KT is adding smart posters to bus stops across Gyeonggi Province. Travellers will be able to use the posters to download real-time bus service information via NFC tags or QR codes.
September 22nd, 2011
The Korean mobile network operator is offering iPhone users a case that enables them to make payments at merchants and on public transportation with their mobile phone.
June 13th, 2011
Up to 300,000 NFC-enabled points of sale are set to be installed in South Korea and all smartphones must include NFC capabilities by the end of 2011, Reuters has reported. The Korea Communications Commission (KCC)...
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