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    Three launches NFC mobile payments in Austria

    November 24th, 2015

    Mobile network operator Three has launched a SIM-based NFC mobile payments service in Austria. “For this new service, a virtual debit card with contactless payment function based on MasterCard PayPass is being stored on the Android smartphone’s NFC SIM card,” the carrier says. “Three customers can test 3Geldbörse for two months for free. After two months, the new services costs 1€/month.”

    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

    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

    Danish mobile operators create NFC joint venture

    June 23rd, 2011

    “Everything we currently physically have in our wallet or purse will soon be available digitally on our SIM card,” say TDC, Telenor, TeliaSonera and 3. More

    UK to get five ‘exclusively NFC payment-based towns’ by end 2011

    UK to get five ‘exclusively NFC payment-based towns’ by end 2011

    February 16th, 2011

    The UK’s mobile network operators are working on plans to establish five exclusively NFC payment-based towns, where all card accepting merchants would be equipped with contactless point of sale terminals, Charlotte Blanchard, director of products… More

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