News stories featuring Telefonica and NFC:
November 28th, 2013
Brazilian mobile network operator Vivo has chosen Gemalto as its trusted service manager (TSM) for its NFC payments service in Brazil. Vivo, part of the Telefonica Group, is also using Gemalto's UpTeq NFC SIM cards....
October 21st, 2013
Rio de Janeiro is set to become the first city in Brazil to pilot an NFC ticketing service for public transportation. Four mobile network operators are taking part in the pilot, which will run with...
October 3rd, 2013
Electronic payments specialist Wirecard has integrated CorFire's Mobile Payment Service Application (MPSA) NFC API stack into its products and services, enabling secure NFC capabilities to be supported from within mobile apps. Wirecard, whose clients include...
September 17th, 2013
Mobile network operator Vivo and financial services group Bradesco are to introduce NFC payments in a number of cities in Brazil this year, ahead of a nationwide rollout in 2014. Vivo, part of the Telefonica...
September 10th, 2013
Czech smart card specialist Monet+ and mobile network operator Telefónica have teamed up to create ProID+ Mobile, a solution that enables Android phone users to log in to a computer running Windows using credentials stored...
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.
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.
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