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    GSMA introduces code for mobile money providers

    November 10th, 2014

    The GSMA has launched a Code of Conduct for Mobile Money Providers, laying down eight common business principles designed to ensure the development of safe and responsible digital financial services. “The first mobile network operators to endorse the code are Airtel, Avea, Axiata, Etisalat, Millicom, MTN, Ooredoo, Orange, Telenor, Vodafone and Zain,” the mobile network operator’s association says. “Together, these MNO groups represent 21 mobile money deployments operating in 51 countries.”

    T-Mobile picks Tagstand

    March 6th, 2013

    T-Mobile is to use a custom version of Tagstand’s NFC Task Launcher app to power its forthcoming Tap Tag NFC service. Tagstand “says it’s also working with other carriers and OEMs, including EMT (Estonia, Baltic carrier), Avea (Turkey) and Alcatel, a Hong Kong-based manufacturer which will be preloading Tagstand on devices sold to a major European-based multinational carrier,” reports Techcrunch.

    Turkish payments group BKM joins NFC Forum

    February 16th, 2012

    BKM, which acts as an NFC trusted service manager for member banks in Turkey, has joined the NFC Forum and revealed that four more banks are now ready to roll out NFC services. More

    45 mobile operators commit to NFC

    November 16th, 2011

    The mobile network operators have signed up to support and implement SIM-based NFC in a move the GSMA says will “promote the global interoperability of services and accelerate time-to-market”. More

    Turkcell launches commercial NFC payments with Yapi Kredi Bank

    May 5th, 2011

    The Turkish mobile network operator’s new Cep-T Cüzdan mobile wallet service lets subscribers make payments with an NFC phone or using SIM+antenna add-ons that enable transactions to be made with existing mobile phones. More

    Yapi Kredi Bank and Turkcell to launch NFC payments service using Visa’s iPhone add-on

    January 31st, 2011

    A survey conducted by Visa Europe in the UK, Italy, Poland and Turkey in advance of the launch has found that 87% of iPhone users would be willing to attach an add-on to their phone in order to make mobile payments. More

    Avea and Garanti Bank launch commercial NFC service in Turkey

    December 10th, 2010

    Turkish consumers can now buy an NFC add-on that comes with a built-in prepaid card account which they can use to make payments in stores and on public transport and to receive digital coupons. More

    Turkey’s Akbank and Visa Europe to test microSD NFC device

    August 9th, 2010

    News of Akbank and Visa’s trial follows the announcement in May that MasterCard, Garanti Bank and mobile network operator Avea are to begin a commercial NFC service in Turkey this summer. More

    Oi Paggo to run NFC field trial in Brazil using Gemalto NFC add-on

    Oi Paggo to run NFC field trial in Brazil using Gemalto NFC add-on

    May 28th, 2010

    Oi Paggo, the SMS-based mobile payments service owned by Brazilian mobile network operator Oi, is to run an NFC field trial using Gemalto’s Upteq N-Flex device later this year. The trial will focus on retail… More

    Garanti Bank and Avea to launch commercial NFC service in Turkey in July

    May 14th, 2010

    The bank and the mobile operator plan to issue 100,000 customers with an NFC SIM+antenna solution that will allow them to make payments with their mobile phones at more than 15,000 retailers in Turkey this year. More

    Turkcell also planning to launch NFC in Turkey by end of 2010

    Turkcell also planning to launch NFC in Turkey by end of 2010

    May 12th, 2010

    Following on from the news that Garanti Bank and Avea look to be planning a commercial NFC launch in July this year, Turkish publication Hurriyet reports that mobile network operator Turkcell also plans to introduce… More

    Commercial NFC service to launch in Turkey in July?

    Commercial NFC service to launch in Turkey in July?

    May 12th, 2010

    The Turkish media is reporting that Garanti Bank and mobile network operator Avea are to launch what appears to be a mass market commercial NFC service in July. The service will enable Turkish consumers to… More

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