News about Report and NFC.
March 27th, 2013
"NFC has reached the point of no return," says practice director John Devlin. "It all hinged on handsets; and next year we will see half-a-billion devices in the hands of consumers as it becomes more widely integrated."
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 26th, 2013
A social media study conducted by MasterCard and Prime Research has identified a high volume of conversation and consumer interest in adopting mobile payments — as well as highlighting a number of barriers to entry....
The Mobile Wallet Report: PayPal takes its digital wallet overseas, biometrics gain ground and marketers flock to Apple Passbook
December 18th, 2012
In the December edition of Mobile Wallet Outlook, the NFC World team examines the resurgence of interest in using fingerprint verification at the point of sale, the innovative new services being built on top of Apple's Passbook mobile wallet and the latest consumer adoption surveys. Our first "spot report" takes an in-depth look at PayPal's digital wallet and in-store payments strategy and asks whether the online payments giant can succeed in crossing the online-offline divide.
December 18th, 2012
In a blog post entitled "Looking Ahead to 2013", PayPal president David Marcus sets out his "thought starters, perhaps predictions, for 2013" — and at the top of the four-point list is "NFC will fail...
December 5th, 2012
Global NFC retail transaction values will now reach US$110bn in 2017, significantly below the $180bn previously forecast, the analysts say, due to the lack of NFC in the iPhone 5, lower than expected adoption of Google Wallet and the delay in the launch of Isis.
August 16th, 2012
Global mobile payment transaction volumes will increase nearly fourfold over the next five years to more than US$1.3 trillion, according to a new forecast by Juniper Research. Growth will be driven primarily by sales of...
June 29th, 2012
The mobile device hardware security market will be worth US$1.9bn by 2017, up from US$430m in 2012, according to a new report by ABI Research. The Mobile Device Security study looks at the market for...
June 11th, 2012
By 2016 almost 80% of the smartphones in Canada will be NFC-enabled, "providing a solid foundation for the uptake of mobile contactless payments", according to Canadian Payments Forecast — 2012, a new report from TSI....
June 7th, 2012
The US will have the world's highest density of NFC point-of-sale terminals in five years time, the forecasters say, as the global installed base increases from 3.9m today to 43.4m in 2017.
June 6th, 2012
NFC payments will be being made in store by more than one in four mobile phone users in the US and Western Europe in five years time, the forecaster predicts.
May 30th, 2012
Global mobile payment transaction values are set to grow by 42% a year, say the analysts, but the market will be fragmented over the next two years and NFC payments won't hit the mass market until 2015.
April 27th, 2012
The Chinese mobile payment market is expected to be worth more than US$80bn with some 441m active users by 2015, according to new research from Kapronasia. China has already surpassed the US as the biggest...
April 16th, 2012
A new research report by Sarah Clark, editor of NFC World, allows business executives to get up to speed quickly and easily with the current status and future developments in NFC tags, phones, secure elements, mobile wallets, OTA platforms, contactless terminals, TSMs and more.
March 2nd, 2012
The search giant is in discussion with mobile network operators around the world, NFC World has learned, with the aim of making its NFC mobile wallet available both internationally and on a wide array of handsets. US carrier partner Sprint is set to be the first, with up to ten additional handsets due to get Google Wallet this year.
February 13th, 2012
One in eight (13%) of North American and western European mobile users will use their NFC-enabled mobile phones as a metro rail or bus ticket by 2016, compared with less than 1% today, according to...
January 25th, 2012
There will be 200m phones with built-in NFC technology by the end of 2012, according to the new edition of Deloitte's Technology, Media and Telecommunications Predictions report. "Even if 2012 turns out to be no...
December 18th, 2011
Smart posters and mobile marketing programmes have used more than half the NFC tags shipped to date and will account for 70% of shipments in 2016, according to a new report from ABI Research. In...
December 15th, 2011
A new research report by Sarah Clark, editor of NFC World, sets out the current state of play in the international NFC market, explains the critical factors for success, identifies the issues that remain to be resolved and analyses the opportunities for growth in the year ahead.
December 6th, 2011
A new survey from KPMG has found that 41% of shoppers now use their phone to research products and services in-store and consumers are increasingly willing to share data with advertisers if it saves them money — but concerns over mobile payments security and privacy issues remain.