News about Infrastructure and NFC.
November 27th, 2013
SimplyTapp, the US startup which created Host Card Emulation, bypassing the need to use a carrier controlled SIM-based secure element in NFC transactions, has raised a Series A funding round led by Lightspeed Venture Partners....
November 27th, 2013
The Federal Reserve Bank of Boston has published a summary of a June meeting of its Mobile Payments Industry Workgroup (MPIW) that sets out a number of reasons why NFC has not yet taken off...
November 26th, 2013
The Hong Kong Association of Banks (HKAB) has issued Best Practice for NFC Mobile Payment in Hong Kong, a set of common standards and best practices that aims to help establish an interoperable, as well...
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....
August 20th, 2013
ID technology provider Morpho has opened a TSM data centre in São Paulo, Brazil. The facility, believed to be the first in Latin America, will "provide the infrastructure for all businesses that need secure and...
August 5th, 2013
MasterCard CEO Ajay Banga has suggested that NFC should be seen as a longer term effort, while acknowledging that some markets have adopted NFC much faster than others. "I don't think these are 12 and...
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...
July 1st, 2013
Mobile network operator Orange has partnered with Valencia's department of infrastructure and transport to develop an NFC payment service for public transport in the region. The service is set to launch commercially by the end...
June 4th, 2013
Tinkoff Credit Systems is to launch an NFC mobile wallet service, developed by Russian mobile technology developer i-Free, that enables virtual MasterCard PayPass cards to be stored on embedded secure elements in Android NFC phones...
May 20th, 2013
UL has extended its testing services to include Application Activation User Interface (AAUI) and Proximity Payment System Environment (PPSE) testing, enabling payments technology providers to ensure their products adhere to EMVCo's Contactless Mobile Payment Product...
March 27th, 2013
"The HKMA will work with the industry to promote a fully interoperable and versatile platform to enable Hong Kong to enter into a new era of diversified retail payments," says Peter Pang, deputy chief executive of the Hong Kong Monetary Authority.
March 22nd, 2013
"Customers will only have one TSM. It's like a billing system; if you're in, it's harder to get you out rather than if you fight to get in," says Olivier Piou. "I think that we have a very good momentum."
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.
February 27th, 2013
POS maker VeriFone and Korea-based IT company SK C&C have announced they are working together to deploy mobile wallet solutions for "several large mobile network operators". "Our partnership with VeriFone will enable MNOs to rapidly...
February 27th, 2013
"This solution allows the financial institution to 100% independently define its business model, thus solving the current barriers we are facing with current SE-based NFC solutions," Carlos Alberto Pérez Lafuente, director of innovation for e-strategy and management at Bankinter, has told NFC World.
February 20th, 2013
ABN Amro, ING and Rabobank have teamed up with mobile network operator KPN to run an NFC pilot in the city of Leiden this summer "with a large group of consumers."
February 6th, 2013
The models include an embedded NFC tag, can be produced from standard 3D printing files and are available in sizes up to 15cm cubed at a starting price of US$8 per item.
January 22nd, 2013
"We selected Bell ID for their broad experience within multiple vertical markets and proven technical ability to manage infrastructure complexity," says Andrew Bocking, senior vice president of software product management at RIM.
January 16th, 2013
"The year ahead will see us putting mobile contactless payments into consumers' hands and introducing digital wallets on a mass scale," says Peter Ayliffe, chief executive of Visa Europe, as the payments network predicts there will be 40 mobile contactless payments issuers in Europe in 2013.
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.