News about Infrastructure and NFC.
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.
October 30th, 2012
"The consumer benefits of contactless payments are obvious," says Christian Wirtz, m-commerce director for Vodafone Group. "The potential of mobile to transform existing industries — such as financial services, retail and transport — is enormous."
September 19th, 2012
A US-based start-up has developed an alternative approach to storing the sensitive data required to make a transaction with an NFC phone. Rather than placing it in a secure element on the phone, SimplyTapp stores the data in the cloud on a "remote secure element" and passes encrypted transaction data through the phone to a point-of-sale terminal when the user makes a purchase.
September 5th, 2012
The Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA), the government body responsible for the maintenance and development of Hong Kong's financial infrastructure, has announced plans to implement a series of retail payment initiatives, including a first step...
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...
August 7th, 2012
Mobile network operator StarHub, part of the consortium which won a government contract to provide a national NFC TSM service for Singapore last year, has unveiled its NFC SmartWallet and says the service will begin "later this month".
July 19th, 2012
ABN Amro, ING, KPN, Rabobank and Vodafone are exploring a range of alternative ways to work together to introduce NFC services in the Netherlands, program director Wim Westerhof has told NFC World, in a bid to avoid the regulatory hurdles associated with forming a joint venture company.
July 18th, 2012
The Korean IT services supplier has partnered with carriers KT and LG U+ to enable employers to use NFC mobile phones to replace staff ID badges. Additional services such as payroll integration and payments are planned for the future.
July 3rd, 2012
"We want to build a comprehensive ecosystem around mobile payment, helping Telekom to realise its strategy of being the first choice for customers regarding connected life and work," says the T-Mobile operator as it signs a partnership deal with MasterCard and outlines four "strategic pillars" for its move into financial services.
June 29th, 2012
Oberthur Technologies has acquired Boston-based mobile payments specialist MoreMagic. Oberthur plans to combine the company's technology with its existing NFC and TSM offerings to create a comprehensive suite of mobile commerce and financial services solutions,...