Has NFC missed the mobile payments boat or will the industry rise to the cloud payments challenge?

In the April issue of Mobile Wallet Outlook the NFC World team examines why NFC is failing to gain traction in the mobile payments market, analyzes the range of cloud-based options available for those seeking to deliver mass market mobile wallets — and sets out in detail how MCX’s barcode and cloud-based wallet will work, when it’s likely to launch and who is already using the same approach today. More









Enstream sells off Zoompass wallet

Enstream has sold its Zoompass mobile wallet

Canadian mobile network operator-owned NFC provider Enstream has sold its Zoompass mobile payments service to Paymobile, a financial technology company that provides program management services for a range of open loop prepaid and virtual card programs... More






A1 tests NFC access control

Austrian mobile network operator A1 reports that it has successfully tested a new NFC access control service called Airkey, developed by door lock maker Evva, IT specialist Rise and the Vienna University of Technology... More






100m NFC phones to ship in 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 countries”... More


Hands on with the Visa Olympics NFC phone

Visa's NFC payments app running on the Samsung Galaxy S III

1,000 Samsung Galaxy S III NFC phones equipped with a Visa mobile payments app are being distributed to “key stakeholders and decision makers” for the London 2012 Olympics, where all points of sale will be equipped to handle contactless payments — and NFC World has been testing out one of the limited edition devices. More


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