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    AFSCM to launch NFC services across France with key MNOs

    July 11th, 2016

    French NFC trade association AFSCM has partnered with three major mobile network operators to roll out SIM-based NFC services in France. The association is working with Oberthur Technologies (OT) to build a common hub with Bouygues Telecom, Orange and SFR which will enable a “massive launch of NFC services” in the country. More

    US Smart City Challenge adds NXP’s RFID tagging solutions

    May 18th, 2016

    PARTNER NEWS: The US Department of Transportation (USDOT) has expanded its Smart City Challenge initiative to include NXP’s RFID tagging solutions and smart card ICs. The addition of NXP RFID tagging will enable automatic vehicle… More

    Consortium to develop NFC packaging across UK supply chain

    March 31st, 2016

    The Centre for Process Innovation (CPI) has formed a specialist consortium to create a UK manufacturing supply chain that will support the widespread adoption of NFC packaging.  More

    NXP to showcase NFC and IoT technologies in 86 cities around the world

    January 7th, 2016

    PARTNER NEWS: NXP is to showcase NFC and the Internet of Things (IoT) in a world tour that includes stops in 86 cities. The Smarter World Tour “is a highly visible, 36 tons, 2 levels, fully mobile semi-truck trailer designed by Luigi Colani which turns into a large and spacious mobile tradeshow,” NXP says. More

    US banks pilot mobile wallet authentication and issuance at the ATM

    October 21st, 2015

    PARTNER NEWS: ATM manufacturer Diebold has teamed up with HCE specialist SimplyTapp to offer banks a way to use their ATM network to add a layer of card present security to their mobile wallet provisioning… More

    AMS unveils NFC chip and antenna for adding payments and ticketing to wearable devices

    October 21st, 2015

    PARTNER NEWS: Chip maker AMS has introduced an NFC payments and ticketing solution for manufacturers of smartwatches, wristbands and other small devices that only have room for an extremely small antenna. “The new AS3921 is… More

    MTS picks Novacard for NFC in Russia

    March 5th, 2014

    Russian carrier MTS has selected Novacard, a Russia-based SIM and smart card supplier, as its TSM provider and will launch the new platform at the end of 2014. The Novacard platform to be introduced by… More

    Broadcom introduces low cost, low power NFC chips for smartphones and wearables

    February 24th, 2014

    Chip maker Broadcom has unveiled a new generation of NFC controllers that reduce power consumption by 60%, lower the total cost for device manufacturers by 35% and cut antenna size by 50% — making them… More

    ABnote to add HCE to TSM platform

    February 20th, 2014

    Global card manufacturer and NFC service provider ABnote is to integrate SimplyTapp’s host card emulation (HCE) technology into its trusted service manager (TSM) platform, enabling card issuers to deploy cloud-based NFC payments solutions to their… More

    GlobalPlatform grows NFC specs

    January 15th, 2014

    Secure element standards organisation GlobalPlatform has published a new framework for secure NFC service deployment, designed to reduce both time to market and overall deployment costs. End-to-End Simplified Service Management Framework v1.0 specifies “the workflows… More

    Google gets around the carriers with Host Card Emulation for NFC payments

    October 31st, 2013

    Google has introduced support for Host Card Emulation in Android 4.4 KitKat, enabling any Android NFC device to be used for mobile payments and other secure applications — without needing access to a secure element…. More

    Ingersoll Rand launches secure P2P platform for NFC keys

    October 2nd, 2013

    Secure P2P offers a number of advantages over card emulation mode, the access control specialist’s Raj Venkat has told NFC World — there is no no need to wait for carriers to deploy TSM platforms, no middlemen have to be involved and the technology works on both locked and unlocked NFC phones. More

    RBC to launch NFC payments in the cloud

    July 24th, 2013

    Canadian bank RBC is to introduce an NFC mobile payments service that stores customers’ card details in the cloud. RBC Secure Cloud will launch later this year and will  be delivered “through partnerships with mobile… More

    Hang Seng launches NFC payments service

    July 4th, 2013

    Hong Kong’s Hang Seng Bank has launched an NFC mobile payment service in partnership with mobile network operator PCCW Mobile, MasterCard, Gemalto and Samsung Electronics. The service was first announced late last year and its… More

    Disney MyMagic+ sets a new bar for mobile wallet design

    March 12th, 2013

    A new report from the NFC World team has found that Disney’s new MagicBand bracelet system provides unmissable lessons for anyone planning, implementing or supplying mobile wallet solutions. More

    Hang Seng Bank to launch NFC payments in Hong Kong

    November 2nd, 2012

    The bank is partnering with PCCW Mobile, MasterCard, Gemalto and Samsung Electronics to introduce Hong Kong’s first NFC service in mid-2013. More

    Monitise picks up mobile payments patent

    September 12th, 2011

    The patent covers a way to enable shoppers to create and use a ‘virtual payment card’ so they can make payments in shops and online with their mobile phone without divulging their card details. More

    US telcos to invest $100m+ in Isis NFC venture?

    August 29th, 2011

    US mobile network operators AT&T Mobility, Verizon Wireless and T-Mobile are planning to invest more than US$100m in their Isis NFC joint venture, Bloomberg reports, citing “people with knowledge of the project.” Ultimately, Bloomberg adds:… More

    Hungarian mobile operators form NFC alliance

    July 25th, 2011

    Magyar Telekom, Telenor and Vodafone have joined with MasterCard, OTP Bank and loyalty programme operator SuperShop to establish the Hungarian Mobile Wallet Association with the aim of developing a technical and operational infrastructure for NFC services in Hungary. More

    Isis to adopt open TSM architecture

    July 19th, 2011

    Isis is to put in place a fully open ‘TSM to TSM’ architecture, the company has told NFC World, so that banks and service providers — as well as Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express — will be free to choose their own NFC technology suppliers. More

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