News about Research and NFC.
May 15th, 2013
A total of 125m NFC phones were shipped in 2012, according to ABI Research, along with 147m NFC secure elements. "There are multiple chip vendors offering a range of product alternatives to OEMs in various...
April 23rd, 2013
"NFC handsets have reached a tipping point this year and global volumes will surge an impressive 138% in 2013", according to a new forecast by Strategy Analytics. "Most new LTE phones will launch with 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."
MasterCard fights back against new payments players with increased transaction fees for digital wallets that don’t share data
March 20th, 2013
The new fee is to be applied to "staged" digital and mobile wallets that provide a way for transactions to be charged to a customer's credit card without any details about the purchase being passed on to the payments network. PayPal and Google Wallet as well as a number of other new market entrants are all expected to be affected but "traditional" NFC wallets will not.
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....
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 11th, 2012
Apple is likely to launch an "iPhone 5S" in June or July 2013, Peter Misek of investment bank Jefferies has predicted in a new research note. "Based on our checks, likely updates include a new...
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.
November 27th, 2012
55% of Dutch consumers would prefer to make mobile payments through an app rather than NFC, according to a poll of 15-65 year olds conducted by Telecompaper. Respondents said convenience and trust are paramount when...
November 26th, 2012
A survey carried out by market researcher YouGov in Germany has revealed that, while 54% of the population has heard of NFC, only one in six (16%) can see themselves using NFC and contactless payments...
November 26th, 2012
The NFC World team has identified ten pressure points that suggest the arrival of mobile payments will result in a fundamental change in the overall cost of processing payments and the way in which merchants transaction fees are calculated — and we'd like to hear from anyone who is working on ways to use mobile technology to cut the cost of processing transactions at the point of sale.
November 22nd, 2012
ABI Research has raised its estimate for NFC handsets shipped in 2012 from 80m to 102m units. The analyst firm also expects 285m NFC-enabled devices to be shipped in 2013, with the number in circulation...
Mobile Wallet Outlook: Merchants and new financial services players flex their mobile payments muscles
November 14th, 2012
In the November edition of Mobile Wallet Outlook, the monthly trends bulletin for subscribers to The Mobile Wallet Report, the NFC World team examines the role US merchants plan to play in mobile payments and how the move to mobile is creating new opportunities for alternative players to define the bank account of the future.
October 19th, 2012
The total value of NFC mobile payment transactions will increase from US$4bn in 2012 to pass $100bn in 2016 and US$191bn in 2017, according to a new forecast by ABI Research. 26% of NFC handsets...
October 3rd, 2012
In the first issue of Mobile Wallet Outlook, the monthly trends bulletin for subscribers to our new research service, the NFC World team examines how the latest market developments will affect the future of the NFC and mobile wallet markets.
September 24th, 2012
Researchers at Intrepidus Group have demonstrated how an Android NFC phone can be used to add value to a transit card without paying but, says NXP, the vulnerability is limited to transportation card issuers that haven't upgraded from Mifare Ultralight to the newer Mifare Ultralight C technology.
August 27th, 2012
Estonia's banks are to begin pilot testing NFC services in January 2013. The move follows an in-depth research project which has resulted in the banks specifying NFC SIMs issued by a mobile network operator as...
August 16th, 2012
NFC payments are five to ten years away from mainstream adoption and on the crossover between the 'Peak of Inflated Expectations' and the 'Trough of Disillusionment', according to this year's Gartner Hype Cycle for Emerging Technologies. NFC as a whole is expected to hit the mainstream more quickly, but is still two to five years away from maturity.
August 7th, 2012
The number of NFC-enabled mobile devices shipped worldwide will more than double this year to nearly 100m, according to Forrester Research, but mainstream use of the technology "remains three to five years away in most...