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    Apple targets cashless society

    October 18th, 2016

    Apple is planning to “pour further resources” into Apple Pay in Japan and across other Asian markets in an attempt to promote a cashless society. “We would like to be a catalyst for taking cash out of the system,” Apple CEO Tim Cook told Nikkei Asian Review. “We don’t think the consumer particularly likes cash.” Apple’s iPhone 7 flagship device will take Apple Pay to Japan utilising Sony FeliCa NFC technology this month.

    Jakarta gets NFC rail tickets

    February 17th, 2015

    From this month the 700,000 daily users of Jakarta’s local train network can pay for their tickets with a tap of a contactless wristband or card at any of 64 stations served by Indonesian regional rail operator PT Kai Commuter Jabodetabek (KCJ). KCJ’s new ticketing system has been supplied by Sony FeliCa and support for NFC phones is planned “from the middle of 2015.”

    Mobispot to offer multifunction NFC wristband platform

    April 4th, 2014

    Singapore-based Mobispot Social Systems has introduced a platform that enables “modern city residents” to access a variety of services — including payments, transportation, ticketing, access control, discounts, membership and information sharing — via NFC wristbands…. More

    Gemalto to offer Felica microSDs

    February 24th, 2014

    Sony and Gemalto are working together to add Sony FeliCa and NFC functionality to Gemalto microSD cards. “Incorporating a contactless IC and an antenna, Gemalto’s FeliCa/NFC equipped microSD cards will enable access to contactless card services simply by being inserted into mobile handsets and smartphones, including non-NFC handsets,” says Sony.

    Octopus and Alibaba add NFC security to ecommerce

    February 19th, 2014

    Hong Kong prepaid card provider Octopus has partnered with Chinese online giant Alibaba’s Taobao ecommerce platform and Alipay mobile payments service to let customers make secure online purchases using a combination of contactless cards, QR codes and NFC phones. More

    Octopus pilots Sony FeliCa NFC payments in Hong Kong

    October 14th, 2013

    Hong Kong contactless transportation ticketing and stored value payments provider Octopus is conducting a mobile payments pilot in conjunction with mobile network operator PCCW-HKT, using Octopus Mobile SIMs — NFC-enabled SIM cards compatible with Sony… More

    AMS launches Active Boost AFE chip that can add NFC to standard mobile phones

    March 7th, 2013

    “Active Boost technology from AMS changes the game because it enables NFC to become a ‘plug and play’ function for any device with a microSD, SD or SIM card slot,” says AMS’ Mark Dickson. More

    Sony and Watchdata team up on NFC

    December 19th, 2012

    Watchdata is to add support for Sony FeliCa contactless technology to its range of SIMpass NFC add-ons. Six million consumers in East Asia, mostly in China, already use a SIMpass SIM+antenna add-on to make NFC mobile payments with… More

    NTT Docomo to take Japanese mobile wallet global

    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. More

    KDDI unveils world’s first NFC and Felica phone

    May 16th, 2012

    Japanese mobile operator KDDI will offer the world’s first phone with both NFC and Felica support from this summer. The Sharp Aquos Phone Serie will support Japan’s widely-used Felica contactless payment system as well as the… More

    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

    Sony and HID launch NFC reader module for laptops and tablets

    November 17th, 2011

    Sony and secure identity specialist HID Global have launched a contactless smart card reader platform that can add NFC and secure access control to laptop PCs and other mobile devices. The design includes a secure… More

    Sony announces FeliCa Lite-S NFC chip

    November 14th, 2011

    Sony has announced the FeliCa Lite-S chip, a smaller, faster and more secure update to its low cost FeliCa Lite chip for NFC tags and stickers. The new chip improves security by introducing a “write… More

    Sony enters NFC controller market

    November 10th, 2011

    The electronics giant’s new NFC controller chip will enable mobile phone makers to manufacture devices that support both international NFC standards and Japan’s existing Osaifu-Keitai mobile wallet service. More

    Sharp launches Android NFC tablet in Japan

    August 22nd, 2011

    The RW-T107 Android 2.3 tablet includes an NFC interface that allows it to be used in stores and other commercial locations to read loyalty, membership, ID and other contactless cards. More

    NFC news in brief • 7 March 2011

    March 7th, 2011

    News in brief from the NFC world and beyond: Norwegians ready to ditch cash • Airtag raises €4m • Cassis signs TSM deals • Intel invests in NFC firm • NEC introduces NFC POS device • AT&T adds ShopAlerts • Square hits $1m a day More

    10% of Japanese consumers made a purchase with their mobile wallet in December

    10% of Japanese consumers made a purchase with their mobile wallet in December

    February 26th, 2011

    Analysis by Comscore for its 2010 Mobile Year in Review has found that just under 10% of Japanese mobile subscribers made a purchase with their mobile wallet during December 2010. In all, 9.8 million mobile users made… More

    NTT Docomo adds NFC tag reading to wide range of mobile phones

    November 11th, 2010

    NTT Docomo has begun the world’s first mass market deployment of mobile phones with NFC tag reading capabilities. Sixteen of the operator’s new range of mobile phones and a number of existing handsets will be able to perform both Osaifu-Keitai mobile contactless payments functions and NFC tag reading from next week. More

    NTT Docomo to switch to NFC in 2013?

    NTT Docomo to switch to NFC in 2013?

    November 9th, 2010

    NTT Docomo is set to make the switch to NFC standard technology in 2013, according to a report in Japanese business newspaper Nihon Keizai Shimbun. The mobile network operator currently runs the Osaifu-Keitai mobile wallet… More

    Mobitel and Sony to introduce national NFC service in Sri Lanka

    November 5th, 2010

    The mobile network operator, 49.5% owned by the Sri Lankan government, is to launch a wide range of services using an NFC platform developed by Sony FeliCa. More

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