GSMA honors KT and SK Telecom for NFC

SK Telecom and KT

Korean mobile network operators KT and SK Telecom have been named as the winners of the 2013 GSMA Chairman’s Award, the association’s most prestigious honour, in recognition of “their pioneering efforts and leadership in driving the adoption of SIM-based mobile near field communication (NFC) services”... More


Fiat investigates NFC car keys

Fiat

Fiat is working with Telecom Italia on the development of NFC car keys, enabling drivers to unlock their vehicles with their mobile phones and distribute keys to shared vehicles over-the air... More


TIM begins NFC pilot in Brazil

TIM

Brazilian mobile network operator TIM, part of the Telecom Italia group, has begun a small NFC payments pilot in collaboration with MasterCard, Banco Itaú, Redecard and TSM provider Gemalto... More




Telecom Italia to test NFC in Milan

Telecom Italia's Marco Patuano

The Italian mobile network operator is to work with French technology cluster Pole SCS on the development of a range of innovative NFC services which will be introduced first in the city of Milan from later this year. More




Milan to get NFC ticketing system

Telecom Italia and ATM

Telecom Italia and ATM, operator of Milan’s public transport network, have announced plans to run a six month NFC ticketing trial from 11 April with a view to introducing a commercial service by the end of 2011... More


World’s leading mobile operators commit to NFC — with the SIM as the secure element and the operators in control

GSMA

The GSMA has issued a statement outlining a commitment by leading global mobile network operators — many of whom have not previously been involved in NFC — to launch commercial services in 2012. “The operator community is focused on driving the standardised deployment of mobile NFC, using the SIM as the secure element to provide authentication, security and portability,” says the announcement.  More


European telco CEOs agree to work together on NFC standards

Five of Europe’s largest mobile network operators — Orange UK, Deutsche Telekom, France Telecom Orange, Vodafone and Telecom Italia — have agreed to work together to develop NFC standards, FierceWireless reports, “in hopes it will accelerate the technology’s prominence and make it easier for partners such as banks and retailers to deploy”:... More


The NFC Newswire: Breaking news, product launches and NFC-related news from around the world

All the latest news from around the NFC ecosystem including a new Toshiba NFC phone now under development, Telecom Italia’s new mobile commerce service, Visa Australia increases contactless transaction limit, Twinlinx and Windows Mobile, Montreal’s new contactless ticketing system, MoLo Rewards’ NFC coupon and loyalty solution and more…  More



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