News stories featuring Telefonica and NFC:
March 26th, 2013
Telefónica O2 Germany is using technology from Giesecke & Devrient (G&D) in an NFC payments pilot, which began last month. G&D's TSM solution and its NFC SIMs are both being used in the O2 Wallet...
March 20th, 2013
Spanish banking group Banco Sabadell has launched an NFC payments pilot in partnership with Telefonica and BlackBerry. Customers taking part in the pilot receive an NFC-enabled BlackBerry Curve smartphone with their Visa bank card details...
February 25th, 2013
Vodafone Group has formed a partnership with Munich-based Wirecard for the introduction of its mobile payment service, due to be rolled out internationally from this year. The partnership covers "the creation, implementation and operation of...
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.
February 6th, 2013
Mobile network operator Vivo, part of the Telefonica group, and Brazil's Bradesco bank have begun an NFC payments pilot. Employees of both companies are participating in the test, which enables them to store a Bradesco...
January 30th, 2013
Customers with an NFC phone can now sign up at any GE Money Bank branch to begin making mobile payments.
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.
December 3rd, 2012
The Spanish bank is to issue contactless TAP Visa stickers in Barcelona, and expects some 200,000 to be in use by the time the city hosts the Mobile World Congress in February.
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.
October 10th, 2012
The mobile network operator has partnered with CTA, the public transportation operator for Spain's Asturias region, to pilot test a service that allows customers to charge transit ticket purchases to their mobile phone bill.
October 2nd, 2012
The telecoms giant is adding MasterCard PayPass stickers to the mPass service it operates with Vodafone and Deutsche Telekom, allowing users of the mcommerce and ecommerce payments service to also use it to make purchases in stores.
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.
August 29th, 2012
Two thousand customers who purchase a Samsung Galaxy S III are to be the first Czech consumers to take part in a commercial NFC payments service, offered by carrier Telefonica in conjunction with Komerční Banka, Visa Europe and Samsung.
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.
July 9th, 2012
The European Commission is set to green light the creation of a joint venture company to bring NFC to market in the UK, according to the Financial Times. Project Oscar, first announced in June 2011...
July 6th, 2012
Telefónica Digital has appointed Visa Europe as its preferred mobile payments partner for its O2 and Movistar networks in Europe in a deal described as "a wide ranging strategic partnership to drive new business opportunities...
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.
March 27th, 2012
Two of the twenty teams which took part in last weekend's Isobar Create London NFC app development event have received kick-starter funding they will be able to use to turn their apps into commercial products.
March 16th, 2012
The carrier's digital division has announced that the mobile payments platform provider, which last month unveiled an NFC service for mobile network operators, is to become its preferred mobile payments partner.
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.
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