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    South Korean store launches smart shopping experience

    October 7th, 2016

    Customers at Lotte Department Store in the Bundang district of Seoul, South Korea, are being offered a new service that enables them to shop by scanning the barcode on their desired products using a shopper scanner… More

    Gemalto analyses success of SK Telecom’s NFC service

    May 25th, 2016

    PARTNER NEWS: A case study of South Korean mobile network operator SK Telecom’s NFC-based mobile wallet which explores the reasons behind its success is now available from digital security giant Gemalto. “Gemalto is supplying SK Telecom’s SK Wallet solution with NFC SIM cards,” the company says. “Today, SKT mobile wallet is available to more than 12m subscribers through their NFC SIMs.”

    SK Telecom launches hands free mobile payments and rewards

    March 30th, 2016

    More than 100,000 customers of SK Telecom in Korea have subscribed to T Pay, a hands free mobile payment and rewards service based on Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) technology that launched earlier this month. More

    SK Planet to roll out Bluetooth beacons to 10,000 stores across Korea

    November 3rd, 2014

    SK Planet has launched a new Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) service in Korea that offers customers reward points and benefits directly on their mobile device whenever they enter a participating retail location. The BLE beacon-based solution is expected to be installed in more than 10,000 stores by next month. More

    Korea’s SK Planet buys US BLE offers platform Shopkick

    September 29th, 2014

    Mobile offers platform Shopkick, which is working with a number of high profile US retailers to roll out a network of Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) beacons, has been acquired by SK Planet (SKP), operator of… More

    Samsung includes NFC and BLE in first Tizen phone

    June 3rd, 2014

    Samsung has announced the first commercially available phone based on its Tizen operating system, and it will come with NFC. The Samsung Z is a 4.8-inch touchscreen smartphone with a 2.3GHz quad core processor and… More

    NFC couponing service launches in Tokyo stores

    June 26th, 2013

    Korean mobile network operator SK Telecom‘s subsidiary SK Planet has launched an NFC couponing service in the Shin-Okubo neighbourhood of Tokyo, the centre of the city’s Korean community, in partnership with Japanese carriers KDDI and… More

    Korean banks launch NFC payments service

    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. More

    GSMA honors KT and SK Telecom for NFC

    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 the adoption… More

    LG reveals Optimus 3D Cube with NFC

    February 22nd, 2012

    LG has unveiled another NFC smartphone, its second this week, in the run-up to the Mobile World Congress. The LG Optimus 3D Cube is an Android smartphone set to be released in Korea by SK… More

    World Expo 2012 to showcase NFC applications

    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. More

    Tizen preview unveiled

    January 24th, 2012

    The Linux Foundation has published a Tizen SDK preview to give application developers a pre-release look at the new mobile operating system. Tizen, a free open source OS based on Linux, is the successor to Meego and will support NFC. Development is led by members of the Tizen Association, which include Intel, Samsung, NTT Docomo, SK Telecom, Orange, Vodafone and Telefónica.

    Japanese carriers form NFC consortium

    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. More

    NFC shopping zone opens in Seoul

    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. More

    Korea to eliminate paper receipts with NFC

    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. 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

    Korea gets LTE NFC phone

    October 11th, 2011

    A new premium NFC smartphone from Pantech will be available in South Korea through SK Telecom from later this month. The ultra-thin Sky Vega LTE runs Android 2.3 and features a 4.5-inch 1280 by 800 display.

    SK Telecom launches SIM cards that add NFC to existing phones

    September 15th, 2011

    The ‘NFC on USIM’ cards support card emulation and tag read/write functions and are expected to cost in the region of US$30-40 each. Peer-to-peer support will be added towards the end of 2011.  More

    SK Telecom: All new smartphones must come with NFC

    August 1st, 2011

    The Korean mobile network operator has committed to an aggressive plan to quickly move large numbers of its customers towards NFC services by deciding that, from now on, it will only offer smartphones equipped with NFC functionality. More

    SK Telecom to open NFC Zone in Seoul

    June 30th, 2011

    Korean mobile network operator SK Telecom is to open an ‘NFC Zone’ in Seoul, the company’s head of global partnerships has told delegates attending the GSMA’s Mobile Money Summit in Singapore. The NFC Zone will… More

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