Pierre Combelles has been appointed as the GSMA‘s new business lead for NFC, replacing Nav Bains, who left to join Vivotech earlier this year... More
The NFC chip specialist has hired IP commercialisation specialist France Brevets to handle licensing of more than seventy patents — including a core patent that is expected to mean any manufacturer incorporating an NFC controller into their device will need to acquire a license. More
Orange plans to provide three million SIM-based NFC devices to customers based in the European Union in 2012, according to Stéphane Richard, chairman and CEO of France Telecom-Orange... More
The planned joint venture between the UK’s three leading mobile network operators is “anti-competitive and akin to a joint selling arrangement,” says Three UK, which was not invited to take part in establishing the new NFC service provider. More
Carriers and banks around the world can now use the BlackBerry Bold 9900 and the BlackBerry Curve 9360 smartphones to deliver MasterCard-approved NFC mobile payments services. More
Europe’s big five mobile operators are working together to create a new logo for NFC, designed to be clearly recognisable and drive usage of the technology. More
MasterCard Worldwide has hired Mung-Ki Woo as its new ‘group executive, mobile’... More
Orange will begin introducing NFC services “in the majority of countries in which it has a presence” in 2011, the mobile network operator has told mobile phone manufacturers at a meeting in Paris on 15 December... More
Christian Estrosi, the French Minister for Industry and the Mayor of Nice, has announced details of twelve NFC and RFID projects which are to share in €4.5 million of funding from the French government... More
Mobile network operator Orange has developed an NFC Application Developer Toolkit and made it available as open source software. IzyNFC is designed to enable the development of mobile NFC applications based on a SIM-centric architecture and Java platform... More
The mobile communications giant has added its NFC-related patents to a pool of IP and rights managed and made available for joint licensing by Via Licensing. More
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