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    Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore (IDA)

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    Singapore carriers to use Gemalto NFC SIMs for transit ticketing rollout

    April 4th, 2016

    PARTNER NEWS: Digital security giant Gemalto is supplying Singapore’s mobile network operators with UpTeq Multi-Tenant NFC SIMs for the rollout of a service enabling commuters to use a mobile version of their EZ-Link transit card… More

    Singapore commuters get NFC payments

    March 30th, 2016

    Customers of mobile network operators M1, Singtel and StarHub can now pay for journeys on public transport services in Singapore with a tap of their NFC device as a result of a partnership between the Land Transport Authority (LTA), Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore (IDA) and transport card issuer EZ-Link. More

    Singapore’s national NFC service goes live

    August 27th, 2012

    All three of Singapore’s mobile network operators are now offering commercial NFC services, enabling consumers to make purchases at more than 20,000 merchant points of sale across Singapore. More

    National NFC service to go live in Singapore this month

    August 7th, 2012

    Mobile network operator StarHub, part of the consortium which won a government contract to provide a national NFC TSM service for Singapore last year, has unveiled its NFC SmartWallet and says the service will begin “later this month”. More

    Singapore awards national NFC infrastructure contract

    October 25th, 2011

    Singapore’s IDA has awarded the contract for a national NFC infrastructure to a consortium including mobile network operator StarHub, DBS Bank, public transportation card issuer EZ-Link and NFC technology provider Gemalto. Commercial services are due to go live in mid-2012. More

    IDA demos NFC ‘smart shopping’ service

    June 22nd, 2011

    Singapore’s Infocomm Development Authority (IDA), the government agency tasked with implementing a national NFC infrastructure for Singapore, is demonstrating a number of “rich mobile NFC services” at the imbX tradeshow in Singapore. The demonstrations are… More

    DBS, StarHub and EZ-Link to begin Singapore NFC pilot in December

    November 29th, 2010

    The bank, mobile network operator and transport card issuer will be using Gemalto’s N-Flex NFC add-on and plan to launch commercial services towards the end of 2011. More

    Singapore issues request for proposals for national NFC TSM

    November 19th, 2010

    IDA, the government agency tasked with implementing a national NFC infrastructure for Singapore, is requesting proposals from consortiums to create and manage a next-generation open trusted third party infrastructure that all the country’s banks, transport operators and other service providers could use to deliver NFC services. More

    Asia-Pacific mobile payments market to double in five years

    Asia-Pacific mobile payments market to double in five years

    October 8th, 2010

    The Asia-Pacific mobile payments market is set to double to US$3.6bn by 2015, according to a new report from Frost & Sullivan. SMS payments, which accounted for nearly 82% of total transactions in 2009, are… More

    Singapore government invests in kick starting contactless and NFC

    Singapore government invests in kick starting contactless and NFC

    December 2nd, 2009

    Merchants in Singapore are being encouraged to make the switch to contactless card accepting terminals through a series of subsidies made possible by a S$16 million (US$11.5m) grant from the Singapore government. The aim is… More

    Citibank, Visa announce NFC trial in Singapore with operator M1

    Citibank, Visa announce NFC trial in Singapore with operator M1

    April 3rd, 2009

    Citi M1 Platinum Visa cardholders will be able to use their mobile phones to make contactless payments linked to their credit card account at any merchant equipped to handle Visa payWave contactless transactions. More

    Singapore to get national trusted third party for NFC

    Singapore to get national trusted third party for NFC

    February 25th, 2009

    Singapore’s banks, telecoms networks and transit operators have given the go ahead for the creation of a national trusted third party designed to ensure full interoperability between the NFC services of all mobile operators and all service providers. More

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