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    Chile NFC pilot to begin in Santiago

    September 2nd, 2013

    More details of the NFC payments pilot to be carried out by mobile network operator Movistar and banking group Banco Santander in Chile later this year have been revealed. Following an initial trial in the… More

    NFC pilot to begin in Chile

    August 14th, 2013

    Mobile network operator Movistar has partnered with Banco Santander, Samsung, Oberthur Technologies and MasterCard to conduct Chile’s first NFC payments trial. Two hundred people will take part in the pilot, using Samsung Galaxy S III mobile phones running an NFC payments app developed by Movistar and Banco Santander. A commercial launch is planned “before the end of 2013”.

    Telefónica launches NFC transit trial in Spain

    October 10th, 2012

    The mobile network operator has partnered with CTA, the public transportation operator for Spain’s Asturias region, to pilot test a service that allows customers to charge transit ticket purchases to their mobile phone bill. More

    Telefónica picks Visa for mobile payments in Europe

    July 6th, 2012

    Telefónica Digital has appointed Visa Europe as its preferred mobile payments partner for its O2 and Movistar networks in Europe in a deal described as “a wide ranging strategic partnership to drive new business opportunities within… More

    Telefonica picks Sybase 365 for mobile wallet rollout

    February 14th, 2012

    The telecoms giant has chosen the SAP subsidiary to provide a mobile wallet solution that it will begin introducing in Europe and Latin America during the first half of 2012. More

    Telefonica to launch NFC in Europe in ‘the next few months’

    December 2nd, 2011

    The telecoms giant, which runs the Movistar network in Spain and Latin America as well as O2 in Europe and Vivo in Brazil, has announced it will use a central trusted service management solution provided by Giesecke & Devrient to roll out NFC services in Europe next year. More

    FC Barcelona to test NFC at Camp Nou

    July 11th, 2011

    Spanish soccer giant FC Barcelona has signed an agreement with the R&D arm of mobile network Telefónica that will see the club’s Camp Nou stadium being the first to test a wide range of leading… More

    Vodafone and EPT launch NFC bus ticketing service in Murcia, Spain

    March 28th, 2011

    “This is a new opportunity to put technology at the service of citizens, improve public transport and encourage its use,” says the region’s minister of public works. More

    Spain’s leading mobile operators sign NFC collaboration deal

    March 16th, 2011

    Orange, Telefónica Movistar and Vodafone are to work together to “achieve maximum compatibility and uniformity in both the customer experience and the technology used in order to simplify the adoption of NFC services by customers, other companies and technology providers.” More

    MasterCard and Telefonica team up for major Latin America mobile payments project

    January 31st, 2011

    The payments network and multi-national mobile network operator are to form a joint venture which will develop mobile financial solutions in the twelve countries in Latin America covered by Telefónica’s Movistar brand. More

    La Caixa reports first results from Sitges NFC trial

    La Caixa reports first results from Sitges NFC trial

    July 14th, 2010

    The first results of the NFC payments trial taking place in Sitges, Spain show that 60% of the participants have so far used their phone to make a payment, Benjamí Puigdevall, CEO of e-La Caixa,… More

    Telefónica Movistar, La Caixa and Visa begin pre-commercial NFC pilot in Spanish resort of Sitges

    May 28th, 2010

    1,500 customers of Telefónica and La Caixa have been issued with Samsung S5230 NFC phones which they can use to make debit and credit card payments in taxis, sports centres, at market stalls and in retail stores. More

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