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July 11th, 2016
French NFC trade association AFSCM has partnered with three major mobile network operators to roll out SIM-based NFC services in France. The association is working with Oberthur Technologies (OT) to build a common hub with Bouygues Telecom, Orange and SFR which will enable a “massive launch of NFC services” in the country.
February 13th, 2014
Three French banks will launch national NFC services in partnership with carriers this year, the new president of the association responsible for bringing NFC to market in France has told NFC World — but transforming consumers into active and frequent users will be critical to success.
September 12th, 2013
More than four million mobile phone users in France now have a Cityzi compatible NFC handset, French NFC trade association AFSCM reports, an increase of 500,000 since July 2013. “With the advent of 4G, we expect a further acceleration in the rate of adoption for NFC equipment,” says CEO Thibault Dreuille.
July 17th, 2013
There are now 36 different mobile phones that support NFC payments on the market in France, up from 26 in February 2013, the AFSCM reports, and a total of 3.5m consumers now have a Cityzi compatible NFC phone, up from 2.5m in February. “We see a real acceleration of NFC equipment rate at the national level, making it now possible to deploy large scale services leveraging this technology” says Thibault Dreuille, the association’s CEO.
February 5th, 2013
There are now 2.5m NFC-enabled phones that work with the French mobile network operators’ Cityzi NFC platform in circulation, up from 1m in mid-2012, reports trade association AFSCM. Some 26 NFC phone models are now available,…
September 19th, 2012
Transactional services supplier Atos Worldline has launched a white label NFC mobile wallet application aimed at card issuers. The “ready to go” solution implements the latest specifications from Visa, MasterCard, SIMalliance and AFSCM and includes support for coupons, loyalty and P2P payments.
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.
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.
April 17th, 2011
Tourist information centres in the Spanish city of Caceres are to distribute Google Nexus S NFC phones to visitors, to allow them to access museums, receive promotional coupons and obtain information about the city’s sights.
February 9th, 2011
France’s mobile network operators have formally committed to deploying one million NFC phones in 2011, under the Cityzi brand name. In an official statement published by the AFSCM (Association Française pour le Sans Contact Mobile),…
January 13th, 2011
The cities of Paris, Bordeaux, Caen, Lille, Marseille, Rennes, Strasbourg and Toulouse are to join Nice in the next stage of French plans to deploy a national NFC infrastructure. Each of the cities is to…
May 14th, 2010
France’s mobile network operators and banks, along with Visa and MasterCard, the local transport operator, the city council and others will take part in Europe’s first pre-commercial NFC pilot — which will be identified by the new Cityzi brand.
March 11th, 2010
The fourth annual Wima NFC event, to be held in Monaco from 20-22 April 2010, will include exhibitors from around the world plus conference streams and workshops focusing on both the technical and business issues surrounding near field communication.
February 15th, 2010
Veolia Transport has appointed Trusted Labs to validate the company’s NFC transport application, which will be deployed as part of the Nice NFC City pre-commercial pilot due to take place from the second quarter of…
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