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    Telefonica to trial NFC mPOS device

    September 2nd, 2013

    Mobile network operator Telefonica is to test a mobile point-of-sale device in the Czech Republic that enables payments to be made by NFC phones and contactless cards as well as standard ‘chip and pin’ cards; a “world first” says the carrier.  More

    Dortmunder Volksbank launches NFC payments with O2

    May 1st, 2013

    German cooperative bank Dortmunder Volksbank (DV) has introduced a mobile payments service that enables customers to make payments with their NFC mobile phone at any merchant equipped to process MasterCard PayPass contactless transactions. DV is… More

    Weve picks Logic Group for coupon and loyalty pilot

    March 13th, 2013

    Weve, the joint venture between the three major mobile network operators that is working to bring mobile payments services to market in the UK, has chosen customer interaction specialist The Logic Group as one of… More

    Telefónica O2 to begin beta testing NFC payments in Germany

    January 21st, 2013

    “Soon, children will only know from history books what a wallet and hard cash are,” says René Schuster, CEO of Telefónica Germany, as the carrier prepares to make NFC payments available to customers from next month. More

    Project Oscar opens for business as ‘Weve’

    October 29th, 2012

    The mobile commerce joint venture between UK carriers EE, O2 and Vodafone is to be called Weve and will initially focus on mobile advertising solutions, with NFC payments to follow later. More

    Carriers get green light to launch NFC in the UK

    September 5th, 2012

    The European Commission has given its unconditional approval for the UK’s three largest mobile network operators to form a joint venture company to introduce NFC mobile payments and promotional services in the UK. More

    Auriemma: UK consumers want to get mobile wallets from their bank

    July 25th, 2012

    A mobile wallet containing only cards issued by their bank is the most popular option for British consumers, a new survey has found, suggesting that the battle to be “top of wallet” for mobile payments may turn into a fight to be “only card in wallet”. More

    Hands on with the Visa Olympics NFC phone

    July 12th, 2012

    1,000 Samsung Galaxy S III NFC phones equipped with a Visa mobile payments app are being distributed to “key stakeholders and decision makers” for the London 2012 Olympics, where all points of sale will be equipped to handle contactless payments — and NFC World has been testing out one of the limited edition devices. More

    O2 Wallet launches in the UK: NFC to be added “in time”

    April 26th, 2012

    Amid on-going delays for the UK mobile network operators’ Project Oscar NFC joint venture, O2 has moved ahead with the launch of a mobile wallet that offers a suite of payments and marketing services to any mobile phone user, regardless of the carrier they get their mobile service from — with NFC to arrive later. More

    European regulators put brakes on UK NFC joint venture

    April 16th, 2012

    The European Commission has opened an in-depth investigation into the planned NFC joint venture between Everything Everywhere, Telefónica and Vodafone UK which will delay launch until after the London Olympics and casts doubts over the timetable for the introduction of similar projects in a number of other European countries. More

    Telefonica picks Sybase 365 for mobile wallet rollout

    February 14th, 2012

    The telecoms giant has chosen the SAP subsidiary to provide a mobile wallet solution that it will begin introducing in Europe and Latin America during the first half of 2012. More

    Czech firms report on NFC trial

    December 20th, 2011

    Supermarket chain Globus is to equip all its new stores with contactless POS terminals following a successful six month NFC payments trial conducted in conjunction with Telefónica O2, Komerční Banka, Citibank and Visa Europe. More

    Telefonica to launch NFC in Europe in ‘the next few months’

    December 2nd, 2011

    The telecoms giant, which runs the Movistar network in Spain and Latin America as well as O2 in Europe and Vivo in Brazil, has announced it will use a central trusted service management solution provided by Giesecke & Devrient to roll out NFC services in Europe next year. More

    O2 expands Pilsen NFC project

    November 22nd, 2011

    Telefonica Czech Republic has launched the final phase of its two-year NFC trial in the city of Pilsen. For six months, fifty users will test a fully-featured Pilsen city card held in a SIM-based mobile… More

    Three takes fight against UK NFC joint venture to Europe

    November 21st, 2011

    The planned joint venture between the UK’s three leading mobile network operators is “anti-competitive and akin to a joint selling arrangement,” says Three UK, which was not invited to take part in establishing the new NFC service provider. More

    Three: UK mobile operators’ NFC joint venture “raises serious competition concerns”

    September 8th, 2011

    “Competition authorities in Brussels should not allow this type [of] collaboration to go forward under any circumstances,” says Three, which was not invited to be part of the UK project. “We’re asking the Commission to take a clear view of what is at stake for consumers and the dangerous precedent this move could set across Europe.” More

    German mobile operators to launch joint NFC payments service

    August 16th, 2011

    Vodafone, Telefónica and Deutsche Telekom are to launch a joint NFC payments service under the Mpass brand name early next year, beginning with NFC stickers and then moving on to NFC phones. More

    Telefonica begins Czech NFC payments trial

    July 25th, 2011

    The trial will see customers of two banks being able to make payments with NFC phones at branches of the Globus hypermarket chain in the cities of Prague and Pilsen. More

    Nokia: No mobile wallet support in current NFC phones

    July 21st, 2011

    Nokia’s C7 and N9 NFC phones are not equipped to support either an embedded secure element or an NFC SIM, the handset maker has told NFC World, so it won’t be possible to use them for mobile payments or other secure NFC services.  More

    Europe’s mobile operators to create common NFC logo

    July 11th, 2011

    Europe’s big five mobile operators are working together to create a new logo for NFC, designed to be clearly recognisable and drive usage of the technology. More

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