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    AFSCM to launch NFC services across France with key MNOs

    July 11th, 2016

    French NFC trade association AFSCM has partnered with three major mobile network operators to roll out SIM-based NFC services in France. The association is working with Oberthur Technologies (OT) to build a common hub with Bouygues Telecom, Orange and SFR which will enable a “massive launch of NFC services” in the country. More

    SNCF extends NFC train tickets

    March 17th, 2015

    French railway operator SNCF has expanded availability of its NFC ticketing service to include the Alsace, Aquitaine, Haute-Normandie, Lorraine and Midi-Pyrenees regions. Launched in Normandy in October 2014 and developed in partnership with Orange and SFR, the service allows commuters to buy, manage and validate their tickets using their smartphone.

    BNP Paribas rolls out NFC payments across France

    March 31st, 2014

    French banking group BNP Paribas’ Kix NFC payments service is now available to customers across France, following its introduction in the city of Strasbourg in January 2013. The service is available on 25 Android NFC… More

    2014 “will be the year of NFC” says new AFSCM president

    February 13th, 2014

    Three French banks will launch national NFC services in partnership with carriers this year, the new president of the association responsible for bringing NFC to market in France has told NFC World — but transforming consumers into active and frequent users will be critical to success. More

    Strasbourg NFC ticketing moves to commercial launch

    July 5th, 2013

    Transit operator CTS has announced the launch of an NFC mobile ticketing service on public transport in the French city of Strasbourg, in partnership with mobile network operators Orange,  Bouygues Telecom, SFR and NRJ Mobile…. More

    French carrier SFR to issue own-brand card in move towards NFC payments

    September 26th, 2012

    Mobile network operator SFR has launched France’s first rechargeable MasterCard PayPass card, in a first step towards issuing its own NFC mobile payment service. The new SFR PayCard will be available from October to anyone in… More

    French carriers pick Adelya for mobile loyalty wallet

    September 17th, 2012

    “The Cityzi Fid wallet brings together all the loyalty and coupon offers of your favorite stores directly on a Cityzi phone, simplifying the way you shop as you say goodbye to a bulging wallet full of cards,” the NFC loyalty specialist says. More

    Cityzi hits 1m NFC phones

    June 28th, 2012

    French mobile network operators Orange, Bouygues Télécom, SFR and NRJ Mobile have announced that more than one million Cityzi NFC phones have now been sold. First launched in the city of Nice in May 2010 with just one feature phone, 18 Cityzi NFC mobile phone models are now available in France.

    45 mobile operators commit to NFC

    November 16th, 2011

    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

    French carriers launch second NFC city

    September 12th, 2011

    The Cityzi NFC mobile payments service will go live in the city of Strasbourg on 17 October. More

    France set for commercial NFC services to begin in spring 2012

    June 6th, 2011

    Technical specifications have been finalised, the French government is providing €20m to promote the adoption of NFC services and four mobile network operators and four banks have announced they will deploy NFC services nationally in the spring of 2012. More

    French operators commit to deploying 1m NFC phones in 2011

    French operators commit to deploying 1m NFC phones in 2011

    February 9th, 2011

    France’s mobile network operators have formally committed to deploying one million NFC phones in 2011, under the Cityzi brand name. In an official statement published by the AFSCM (Association Française pour le Sans Contact Mobile),… More

    French retailers begin the move to NFC loyalty programmes

    June 17th, 2010

    Three retailers in Nice are using Fidbook, an NFC loyalty application that works with a simple reader costing under €100 and avoids the need to upgrade to a contactless payments terminal. More

    NFC city pilot to go live in Nice on 21 May under ‘Cityzi’ banner

    May 14th, 2010

    France’s mobile network operators and banks, along with Visa and MasterCard, the local transport operator, the city council and others will take part in Europe’s first pre-commercial NFC pilot — which will be identified by the new Cityzi brand. More

    French retailers, financial services providers and mobile operators publish NFC adoption plans

    French retailers, financial services providers and mobile operators publish NFC adoption plans

    October 8th, 2009

    The Ergosum consortium, comprising France’s leading retailers, store card providers and mobile operators, has published detailed specifications and use cases for the implementation of NFC payments, coupon redemption and loyalty points management at the point of sale, ahead of planned large scale consumer testing. More

    French retailers, operators publish NFC adoption plans

    French retailers, operators publish NFC adoption plans

    September 27th, 2009

    The Ergosum consortium of French retailers and operators has published its specifications and two use cases, for both traditional points of sale and self-checkout scenarios, ahead of planned large-scale testing of NFC in the French… More

    Paris transport operators to launch NFC ticketing from the end of 2010

    Paris transport operators to launch NFC ticketing from the end of 2010

    June 16th, 2009

    From the end of next year passengers on the Paris Metro, local trains and the region’s buses will begin to be able to buy their tickets and get them validated using an NFC phone. More

    Nice to become France’s NFC City

    Nice to become France’s NFC City

    June 1st, 2009

    The city council has won funding from the French government for a ‘pre-commercial’ NFC test in partnership with three mobile operators plus transport operator Veolia and the University of Nice Sophia Antipolis. More

    French banks, network operators publish Payez Mobile specifications

    French banks, network operators publish Payez Mobile specifications

    May 28th, 2009

    Following extensive field testing, the banks and mobile operators behind the NFC tests in Caen and Strasbourg have now published the functional and technical specifications for Payez Mobile applications.  More

    French retailers commit to large scale NFC trials in 2009

    French retailers commit to large scale NFC trials in 2009

    December 5th, 2008

    France’s largest retail chains have agreed to work together with the country’s leading mobile operators to put in place a series of large scale near field communication trials that will see consumers using NFC phones to make payments and manage their loyalty cards. More

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