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    China Telecom launches NFC ticketing

    March 26th, 2015

    Residents of Shanghai and Beijing can now ride the metro and pay for tickets with their China Telecom NFC smartphones. The carrier, which has 183m subscribers, is using Gemalto’s UpTeq multi-tenant NFC SIMs to deploy its secure NFC services.

    China Telecom picks Gemalto NFC SIMs

    June 10th, 2014

    Gemalto is among the suppliers selected by China Telecom to supply SIMs to support the rollout of NFC services to its 183 million subscribers. The carrier will be using Gemalto’s UpTeq Multi-Tenant NFC SIMs which come with embedded LTE management software, “enabling China Telecom subscribers to enjoy NFC services with the convenience and speed of mobile broadband”.

    Chinese banks sign up for China Telecom NFC wallet launch

    December 3rd, 2013

    Mobile network operator China Telecom is to launch an NFC mobile wallet in China later this year, in cooperation with more than a dozen financial institutions. More than 30m NFC-enabled SIM cards will be distributed… More

    Xiaomi unveils Mi3 smartphone with NFC

    September 6th, 2013

    Chinese phone maker Xiaomi has announced the Mi3, a 5-inch NFC smartphone that is the first to use Nvidia’s 1.8GHz Tegra 4 quad core processor. Three versions will be made available; one for China Mobile’s… More

    China Mobile signs NFC payments partnership deal

    June 25th, 2012

    The world’s largest mobile network operator is to collaborate with national payments network China UnionPay, in a deal set to lead to the introduction of NFC services in up to one hundred Chinese cities. More

    ABI: Chinese NFC payments could top $8bn by 2014

    August 8th, 2011

    More than US$8bn in transactions could be conducted in China using NFC phones by 2014, according to Mobile Payments in China, a new report by ABI Research. In 2010, 45,000 NFC handsets were shipped in China,… More

    One million Chinese consumers adopt Watchdata’s NFC technology in just four months

    April 4th, 2011

    Growth in the Chinese mobile payments market has helped Watchdata sell another million of its NFC Simpass devices in just four months. More

    Watchdata produces two millionth NFC add-on

    Watchdata produces two millionth NFC add-on

    December 17th, 2010

    Smart card and data security specialist Watchdata has produced its two millionth Simpass SIM+antenna NFC device, the company has announced. “This marks an exciting and a very fruitful beginning for Watchdata as we continue to… More

    China Unicom and Bank of Communications announce commercial NFC payments launch

    June 25th, 2010

    The Chinese bank and mobile network operator are to launch a commercial NFC service that lets consumers make payments with NFC phones supporting the Single Wire Protocol — using a prepaid account that can be topped up over-the-air from the customer’s bank account. More

    China Mobile to drop RF SIM in favour of NFC?

    June 3rd, 2010

    China’s largest mobile network operator is coming under pressure from MIIT, the national technology regulator, to join the Chinese banks and its two rival operators China Unicom and China Telecom in adopting a single, national mobile payments standard based on NFC standard technology.  More

    Turkey, France and China move towards NFC adoption

    May 18th, 2010

    OPINION: News from Turkey, France and China this week indicates that the NFC market is now beginning to gather pace around the world, as both mobile network operators and banks in more and more countries commit to working together to make near field communication based services a reality. More

    Chinese banks and mobile operators to create single, open platform for NFC and mobile payments services

    May 12th, 2010

    Eighteen Chinese banks, card association China UnionPay, China Telecom, China Unicom and a range of handset manufacturers and industry suppliers have formed an alliance in a bid to create standards and a business model for the introduction of a single, open platform that can be used by businesses throughout China to offer NFC and mobile payments services. More

    VeriFone buys stake in RF SIM supplier

    VeriFone buys stake in RF SIM supplier

    February 11th, 2010

    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

    China Telecom begins RF SIM trial

    China Telecom begins RF SIM trial

    February 11th, 2010

    The country’s third largest mobile network operator is testing non-NFC standard RF SIM technology in Shanghai, where China Unicom is already running an NFC trial. More

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