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Citibank and 3 launch NFC mobile wallet in Hong Kong

November 1st, 2013

Mobile network operator 3 Hong Kong and Citibank Hong Kong have launched the 3 Citi Wallet, an NFC mobile wallet solution for customers of the carrier who also have a Citibank Visa credit card. From… More

Austrian companies plan national NFC wallet standard

September 18th, 2013

A group of financial, technology and telecoms companies have formed Mobile Wallet Initiative Austria, a new organisation that aims to create an open nationwide standard for NFC mobile wallets. A commercial launch is scheduled for… More

Asian mobile alliance promotes NFC with poster campaign

June 3rd, 2013

The Conexus Mobile Alliance, a regional grouping of mobile network operators, is promoting NFC throughout Asia with a “Tap and Get” smart poster campaign. Tap and Get rewards customers of Korean carrier KT or Japanese… More

Three runs NFC ad campaign on Stockholm subway

April 8th, 2013

“We are still in the early days of NFC in Sweden and we are far from mass market when it comes to smartphone penetration,” technology provider Tapit’s Niklas Bakos told NFC World. “Yet, we are already seeing as much NFC tags as QR codes being used in our recent campaigns. Just imagine when the penetration of smartphones increases in Sweden; the potential for NFC is huge.” 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

EU set to approve Project Oscar UK NFC venture

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… 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

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

UK NFC JV files with Brussels

March 9th, 2012

The NFC joint venture between three UK mobile network operators has now filed for approval with the EU to go ahead with the scheme, code named ‘Project Oscar’, the Guardian reports, despite on-going objections from… More

UK NFC JV heads to Brussels

February 29th, 2012

Everything Everywhere, Vodafone and O2 will be submitting their plans for a UK-based NFC joint venture to regulators in Brussels next week, the Financial Times reports. Mobile network operator Three, which was not invited to join the venture, is continuing to object to the plans.

UK NFC joint venture prepares to seek EU approval

February 20th, 2012

The UK NFC joint venture announced last year by mobile network operators Vodafone, O2 and Everything Everywhere is expected to seek the official go ahead for the scheme, dubbed Project Oscar, in the next two… 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

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

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.

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

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