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    GSMA appoints new head of NFC

    October 19th, 2012

    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. Combelles joins the GSMA from France Telecom-Orange group, where he was… More

    Inside Secure appoints NFC patent licensing agent

    June 27th, 2012

    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 aims at 3m NFC phones

    March 22nd, 2012

    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. That number will increase to 10m devices in 2013, Richard told the European Commission’s Neelie Kroes during a meeting in Brussels this week. Orange recently revealed it now has 500,000 customers in the UK and France equipped with an NFC phone.

    Three takes fight against UK NFC joint venture to Europe

    November 21st, 2011

    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

    Mobile payments arrive on BlackBerry phones

    October 26th, 2011

    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 mobile operators to create common NFC logo

    July 11th, 2011

    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 hires NFC expert Mung-Ki Woo as head of mobile

    January 24th, 2011

    MasterCard Worldwide has hired Mung-Ki Woo as its new ‘group executive, mobile’. Woo is a well known figure in the NFC industry and joins MasterCard from France Telecom Orange Group, where he was vice president… More

    Orange to roll out NFC services across Europe in 2011

    Orange to roll out NFC services across Europe in 2011

    December 16th, 2010

    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… More

    French government funds twelve more NFC and RFID projects

    French government funds twelve more NFC and RFID projects

    July 14th, 2010

    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. The… More

    Orange launches open source NFC application developer toolkit

    Orange launches open source NFC application developer toolkit

    November 30th, 2009

    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… More

    Motorola joins NFC patent pool

    Motorola joins NFC patent pool

    July 7th, 2009

    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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