Some 120m mobile wallets in Sub-Saharan Africa are now connected to mobile financial services provider MFS Africa’s MFS Hub... More
The GSMA has partnered with nine carriers to add extra functionality to its NFC Badge service at Mobile World Congress 2014, eliminating the need for visitors to present photo ID onsite... More
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
The GSMA has issued a statement outlining a commitment by leading global mobile network operators — many of whom have not previously been involved in NFC — to launch commercial services in 2012. “The operator community is focused on driving the standardised deployment of mobile NFC, using the SIM as the secure element to provide authentication, security and portability,” says the announcement. More
Mobile network operator Airtel Africa is to launch NFC services in Kenya, Tanzania, Gabon and a further nine African countries in early 2011, its NFC technology partner Oberthur Technologies has announced at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona today... More
News in brief from the NFC world and beyond: Getyoo pings Belgacom • Mobey Forum expands • Clear2Pay goes to South Africa • Facebook takes the credit • Vancouver to go contactless • …and Philadelphia to follow • Airtel Money launch • CreditCall’s EMV ticketing kernel. More
News in brief from the NFC world and beyond: NXP CEO picks NFC • Nacha cuts out cards • P2P payments set for growth • Bharti Airtel picks up payments license • Facebook Deals a blow • Only 4% have checked out checking in. More
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