Watchdata unveils NFC on a SIM

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“Our new Simpass-SC solution gives MNOs what they want right now — the most practical and quick-to-deploy form factor,” says the company’s Michael Yu. “We feel this will provide greater customer attraction and higher ROI for our MNO customers.” More


NFC gets Iran demo

Watchdata has demonstrated its NFC products and services at the Fifth Islamic Banking Exhibition in Tehran, in conjunction with local firm Padisar Informatics... More






Transport ticketing alliance debuts ‘Cipurse’ open alternative to Mifare

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The Open Standard for Public Transport (OSPT) Alliance is proposing a new open ticketing standard to be called Cipurse that will “enable technology suppliers to develop and deliver interoperable transit fare collection solutions for cards, stickers, fobs, NFC mobile phones and other consumer devices.” Singapore’s Land Transport Authority is the first to agree to adopt the new standard. More




China Mobile to drop RF SIM in favour of NFC?

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China’s largest mobile network operator is coming under pressure from MIIT, the national technology regulator, to join the Chinese banks and its two rival operators China Unicom and China Telecom in adopting a single, national mobile payments standard based on NFC standard technology. More


The NFC Report: Is China heading towards the adoption of NFC?

China Mobile, the world’s largest mobile operator with 470 million subscribers, and China Unionpay, the national bank card association, were amongst the first in the world to field test NFC back in 2006. Now, both companies are taking a second look at mobile contactless payments and mobile operator China Unicom is getting in on the action too… More




Cartes 2008: NFC pops up all over the show

Anyone who expected to visit Cartes 2008 and find just the odd NFC application hidden somewhere round the back of a small stand lost in the outer reaches of the exhibition hall was in for quite a surprise — Near Field Communications World spotted forty companies talking NFC at this year’s event… More


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