IBM is to integrate Visa Token Service into its Watson IoT cognitive technology platform to enable payments to be embedded into “any device connected to the Internet of Things (IoT)”, with all of IBM’s Watson IoT Platform customers gaining access to Visa payment services via IBM’s cloud service — rather than businesses needing to be approached on a one-by-one basis... More
A joint venture has been established in France with the aim of bringing an NFC mobile ticketing solution to the market in 2017. Public transport operator RATP, mobile network operator Orange, digital security giant Gemalto and railway company SNCF each hold a 25% stake in Wizway Solutions, which remains open to other operators and carriers. More
French railway operator SNCF has expanded availability of its NFC ticketing service to include the Alsace, Aquitaine, Haute-Normandie, Lorraine and Midi-Pyrenees regions... More
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
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
The six month trial will see 1,000 commuters replacing their current travel pass with a dedicated NFC device supplied by Neowave. More
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
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