Mobile network operator Du has formed a partnership with mobile payment service Beam Wallet and Majid Al Futtaim Ventures to promote Beam’s QR code solution to retailers and petrol stations across Dubai... 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
Dubai residents will be able to pay taxi fares using a prepaid Smart Nol transit card stored on their NFC SIM from January 2014, the city’s Roads and Transport Authority has announced... More
Public transportation users will be able to use an NFC phone to purchase and store tickets for use on Dubai’s subway, buses and water bus services from next week, courtesy of a new service developed by the emirate’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA)... More
RTA, the Dubai roads and transport authority, has announced plans to introduce NFC ticketing across the emirate’s metro, bus and water bus services next year. 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
A lack of commercially available handsets is continuing to cause frustration at Dubai-based mobile network operator Etisalat... More
Mobile network operators Du and Etisalat have had to put back their planned NFC commercial launches due to a lack of NFC phones, the operators have told Emirates Business 24|7. More
Mobile operator Du and card issuer Dubai First have begun distributing handsets to trial participants ahead of the launch in the next two weeks of the Middle East’s first NFC mobile payments pilot... More
The bank and the telecoms operator are to run a six month pilot in Dubai, ahead of a commercial NFC launch later this year. More
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