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    Norway’s Valyou NFC wallet to shut down due to lack of user adoption

    November 18th, 2015

    The Valyou NFC mobile wallet developed by Norwegian mobile network operator Telenor and banking group DNB is to shut down due to a “much lower than expected end user uptake”. A lack of contactless terminals… More

    Norwegian carriers pick Amdocs for mobile payments

    January 30th, 2015

    Strex, the mobile payments joint venture between Norwegian carriers Telenor, TeliaSonera and Tele2, has selected software and services provider Amdocs’ Mobile Financial Services solution to “consolidate the operators’ multiple SMS-based payment systems into one” mobile wallet. Strex will now be able to offer users a single solution to pay for digital and physical goods or services, send money and pay bills using “either SMS, web, USSD or via a mobile app,” Amdocs says.

    Danish carriers abandon mobile payments ambitions

    November 27th, 2014

    Paii, the mobile payments joint venture created by Danish mobile network operators TDC, Telenor, Telia and 3, has been sold to Swipp, a mobile payments service owned by a consortium of more than 60 banks,… More

    GSMA introduces code for mobile money providers

    November 10th, 2014

    The GSMA has launched a Code of Conduct for Mobile Money Providers, laying down eight common business principles designed to ensure the development of safe and responsible digital financial services. “The first mobile network operators to endorse the code are Airtel, Avea, Axiata, Etisalat, Millicom, MTN, Ooredoo, Orange, Telenor, Vodafone and Zain,” the mobile network operator’s association says. “Together, these MNO groups represent 21 mobile money deployments operating in 51 countries.”

    Valyou goes live across Norway

    November 4th, 2014

    The NFC mobile wallet solution developed by mobile network operator Telenor and banking group DNB has launched nationwide across Norway. The first payment card available in the Valyou wallet, which was first detailed at Mobile World Congress 2013, is a Visa Paywave card issued by DNB. Card issuers and banks including SpareBank1, Skandiabanken, Ya Bank, Fana Sparebank and EnterCard will join the Valyou wallet in 2015.

    Hungarian Mobile Wallet Association reports NFC pilot results

    July 7th, 2014

    Participants in The Hungarian Mobile Wallet Association’s MobilTarca NFC pilot made 41,000 payments valued at more than 120 million HUF (US$525,000) during the first 12 months of the trial, the association has revealed. Users also… More

    Hungarian mobile wallets get NFC event ticketing

    February 7th, 2014

    The NFC mobile wallet being tested by Hungarian carriers Magyar Telekom, Vodafone and Telenor with MasterCard, OTP Bank and loyalty scheme operator SuperShop is expanding its range of services to include ticketing for live events… More

    Positive reaction sees Hungarian mobile wallet ready for market

    November 27th, 2013

    Eight out of ten testers of the Hungarian mobile wallet pilot project have found the service “very useful” prompting the Hungarian Mobile Wallet Association — an alliance between mobile network operators Magyar Telekom, Vodafone and… More

    Telenor picks G&D and Gemalto

    November 19th, 2013

    Norwegian carrier Telenor is to use Giesecke & Devrient’s SmartTrust NFC Enabler and Gemalto’s  Allynis TSM solution for the commercial launch of its NFC mobile wallet, to be introduced in partnership with DNB bank. G&D will also supply Telenor with multi-application NFC SIMs.

    Telenor to launch NFC wallet in Norway

    July 31st, 2013

    Norwegian telco Telenor‘s Valyou NFC mobile wallet is set for a commercial launch during the third quarter of 2013, in conjunction with banking group DNB. TSM Nordic, jointly owned by Telenor and DNB, will act as… More

    Hungarian national NFC service enters pilot testing phase

    July 9th, 2013

    The Hungarian Mobile Wallet Association, an alliance between mobile network operators Magyar Telekom, Vodafone and Telenor with MasterCard, OTP Bank and SuperShop, is launching a pilot to test a new NFC mobile payment solution in… More

    Telenor unveils Valyou NFC mobile wallet

    February 26th, 2013

    The carrier has partnered with DNB bank for the launch of the NFC payments service in Norway and is demonstrating the new solution at Mobile World Congress 2013. More

    Danish telco payments venture maps out path to NFC

    November 19th, 2012

    Denmark’s four mobile network operators have formed a joint venture company to introduce mobile payments and a three phase rollout programme that will “eventually” evolve to include support for NFC. More

    Telenor Hungary picks State Printing House for NFC

    August 27th, 2012

    Hungary’s State Printing House, Állami Nyomda, has announced it has been selected as Telenor Hungary‘s technical partner for NFC. Telenor Hungary is preparing to test NFC payments and loyalty services and is to participate in the Hungarian Mobile… More

    Telenor reports results of Oslo NFC payments trial

    July 6th, 2012

    “Mobile payment is something that people want and will use, if the solutions are adequate,” says Telenor’s Viktoria Erngard. “But in order to succeed in the long run, we need to get as many merchants on board as possible and offer more NFC-enabled phones.” More

    Swedish carriers launch mobile wallet service

    June 29th, 2012

    WyWallet offers 97% of Swedish mobile phone users the ability to make funds transfers, online and SMS payments today and will include support for NFC payments from 2013. More

    Swedish carriers pick mobile wallet suppliers

    January 17th, 2012

    4T Sverige, the joint venture company set up by Sweden’s four mobile network operators, is to launch a mobile payments service that works with 97% of current phones and also provides support for NFC. More

    Swedish MNOs form payments JV

    November 21st, 2011

    Swedish mobile operators Telia, Tele2, Telenor and 3 have formed a mobile payments joint venture. The new company plans to launch a mobile wallet by mid-2012 which will allow Swedes to pay for services such as public transportation and parking. All operators will offer the same product, making it easier for customers to switch providers.

    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

    Hungary confirms NFC for 2012

    October 17th, 2011

    The Hungarian mWallet Association, an alliance between Magyar Telekom, Telenor, Vodafone, MasterCard, OTP Bank and SuperShop, has confirmed plans for a commercial launch of NFC-based mobile wallet services in 2012.

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