Gemalto adds Mifare DESFire to NFC phones

Gemalto has announced it has implemented NXP’s Mifare DESFire transport ticketing solution on a SIM card for the first time, enabling NFC phones to be used to replace tickets on the forty transport systems around the world that have implemented the high security ticketing system to date. More

VeriFone buys stake in RF SIM supplier

VeriFone Holdings has announced that it is co-lead investor in a reverse merger financing for Trunkbow International Holdings Ltd, a Chinese mobile payments and value-added service applications company specialising in 2.4GHz (RF SIM) NFC solutions. More

Telefonica announces NFC trial in Sitges, Spain

Telefonica has announced this morning that it is to run an NFC trial in the Spanish resort of Sitges, in conjunction with Visa and La Caixa bank (see a photo from the press conference here). The phones will be supplied by Samsung, which is expected to officially launch its new NFC handset at the Mobile World Congress next week. More