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    Air France to test NFC

    June 25th, 2014

    Air France is to run an NFC pilot at airports in Paris and Toulouse from 2 July, enabling a selected group of customers to download their boarding pass to their NFC phone. Further details will be available when the pilot has been completed, the airline told NFC World+. Air France ran one of the world’s first NFC boarding pass pilots at Nice airport in 2009.

    Nice bike rental stations get new NFC signs

    October 11th, 2013

    Velo Bleu bike rental stations across the French city of Nice are sporting a new design for their NFC signs. More

    Sistel shows NFC aid for Alzheimer’s

    October 1st, 2013

    Wireless communications specialist Sistelnetworks has demonstrated how its vWand NFC stylus could be used to help sufferers of Alzheimer’s disease. The project, which has been tested at MBDS facilities at the University of Nice, enables patients to use the vWand to revisit personal memories triggered by NFC tags and see them on their preferred screen. A pilot is planned at a retirement home in Grasse.

    Connecthings equips Nice bike rental stations with NFC tags

    June 19th, 2013

    Contactless mobile services supplier Connecthings has added more than 200 NFC tags to Velo Bleu bike rental stations across the French city of Nice. Using the new Nice Essentiel mobile service, cyclists can tap their… More

    Visa releases Olympics NFC and contactless usage statistics

    September 19th, 2012

    “The response has been extremely positive and our priority now is on turning that enthusiasm into commercial mobile payment deployments across Europe,” says Visa’s Mary Carol Harris, adding that “we recognise that the journey is a marathon, not a sprint.” More

    MasterCard adds Mobile PayPass User Interface SDK

    September 19th, 2012

    “MasterCard is providing a programmer-friendly set of functions that make it easy for application developers to rapidly deliver payment apps to consumers – without having to become smart card programming experts,” says the payments network. More

    Orange France to stock 20 NFC phones by year end

    September 19th, 2012

    Close to 50% of the mobile phones stocked by Orange France will be equipped with NFC functionality by the end of 2012, Thierry Millet, the carrier’s VP of mobile payments and NFC, has told attendees at… More

    BNP rolls out NFC in Strasbourg

    January 23rd, 2012

    French banking group BNP Paribas is expanding availability of its Kix NFC mobile payment application to Strasbourg. The bank, which worked with Orange on the Cityzi NFC trial in Nice, introduced the Android app in 2011. Users can make purchases of up to €20 without a PIN, and for larger amounts which require PIN entry this can be done on the handset before getting to the point of sale — for example, while waiting in line to be served.

    Seventeen cities shortlisted for €20m French government NFC grant

    January 3rd, 2012

    The funding will be used to build out an NFC transport ticketing infrastructure in Paris and other major French cities as national NFC standards are finalised and carriers prepare to rollout NFC payments services across France this year. More

    French bank and carrier team up to bring mobile payments to market

    November 28th, 2011

    The new BNP Paribas Mobile service combines a mobile network subscription, a range of innovative mobile banking products plus a choice of phones — including three with NFC — and is being promoted to customers via the bank’s network of branches across France. More

    French carriers launch second NFC city

    September 12th, 2011

    The Cityzi NFC mobile payments service will go live in the city of Strasbourg on 17 October. More

    BNP Paribas and Orange to launch next-generation mobile bank

    August 1st, 2011

    “Customers will be able to access the most innovative m-banking and m-payment services to manage their accounts and make payments using their mobile phones,” say the French banking group and mobile network operator.  More

    BPCE and Visa to test NFC microSD in Nice and Strasbourg

    June 28th, 2011

    BPCE, France’s second largest banking group and owner of both Banque Populaire and Caisse d’Epargne, is teaming up with Visa to conduct a pilot test of NFC MicroSD cards in the cities of Nice and Strasbourg… More

    France set for commercial NFC services to begin in spring 2012

    June 6th, 2011

    Technical specifications have been finalised, the French government is providing €20m to promote the adoption of NFC services and four mobile network operators and four banks have announced they will deploy NFC services nationally in the spring of 2012. More