The fast food giant has signed up to pilot test a new cloud-based NFC payments service developed by Austrian mobile network operator A1 and Paybox Bank. Supermarket chain Merkur will also participate in the trial. More
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
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
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