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    Société Générale to launch NFC payments in Strasbourg

    October 8th, 2013

    French banking group ‪Société Générale is to introduce an NFC payments service in the city of Strasbourg this autumn. Customers wishing to use the service will be able to apply to the bank, either online… More

    Cityzi hits 4m phones

    September 12th, 2013

    More than four million mobile phone users in France now have a Cityzi compatible NFC handset, French NFC trade association AFSCM reports, an increase of 500,000 since July 2013. “With the advent of 4G, we expect a further acceleration in the rate of adoption for NFC equipment,” says CEO Thibault Dreuille.

    NFC adoption up in France

    July 17th, 2013

    There are now 36 different mobile phones that support NFC payments on the market in France, up from 26 in February 2013, the AFSCM reports, and a total of 3.5m consumers now have a Cityzi compatible NFC phone, up from 2.5m in February. “We see a real acceleration of NFC equipment rate at the national level, making it now possible to deploy large scale services leveraging this technology” says Thibault Dreuille, the association’s CEO.

    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

    NFC transit ticketing service goes live in French city of Caen

    June 18th, 2013

    An NFC mobile ticketing service for public transportation is now live in the Caen la Mer region of France, allowing passengers to validate their tickets with a tap of their mobile phone. To use the… More

    Caen to get NFC tickets

    February 6th, 2013

    Public transportation users in the French city of Caen will be able to use NFC phones to pay for their bus and tram tickets from June 2013. The new service works with the French mobile network operators’ Cityzi NFC service to allow travellers on the Twisto network to buy single tickets, packs of ten tickets and passes from their mobile phone. They then tap their phone to the contactless ticket validators on buses and trams each time they travel.

    AFSCM reports 2.5m Cityzi NFC phones in France

    February 5th, 2013

    There are now 2.5m NFC-enabled phones that work with the French mobile network operators’ Cityzi NFC platform in circulation, up from 1m in mid-2012, reports trade association AFSCM. Some 26 NFC phone models are now available,… More

    Auchan picks mobile barcodes for France’s MCX

    December 12th, 2012

    “Our goal is to create the m-payment standard within the retail sector, independent of any telephone operators and banks,” says the head of Flash’n Pay, a new mobile wallet brand that has been created by one of the country’s largest grocery retailers and is set to go head to head with the French carriers’ NFC-based Cityzi service. 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

    Dutch banks and carriers abandon Sixpack NFC joint venture plan

    July 19th, 2012

    ABN Amro, ING, KPN, Rabobank and Vodafone are exploring a range of alternative ways to work together to introduce NFC services in the Netherlands, program director Wim Westerhof has told NFC World, in a bid to avoid the regulatory hurdles associated with forming a joint venture company. 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.

    NFC in action at French Open

    May 29th, 2012

    Orange has added NFC functionality to its mobile app for this year’s French Open tennis tournament, which takes place this week at the Stade Roland Garros in Paris. The service allows Cityzi NFC phone users to be guided to points of interest around the stadium and make payments at the “les Jardins de Roland Garros” restaurant.

    Nice retailers use NFC to attract shoppers

    January 30th, 2012

    The new Carte Magique has been introduced by independent retailer trade body OCAN to help its members fight back against online discounters. More

    Seventeen cities shortlisted for €20m French government NFC grant

    January 3rd, 2012

    The funding will be used to build out an NFC transport ticketing infrastructure in Paris and other major French cities as national NFC standards are finalised and carriers prepare to rollout NFC payments services across France this year. More

    French bank and carrier team up to bring mobile payments to market

    November 28th, 2011

    The new BNP Paribas Mobile service combines a mobile network subscription, a range of innovative mobile banking products plus a choice of phones — including three with NFC — and is being promoted to customers via the bank’s network of branches across France. More

    Galaxy S II Cityzi lands in France

    October 27th, 2011

    The NFC version of Samsung’s flagship smartphone is now shipping in France. The Galaxy S II Cityzi  is available from Orange and can be had for as little as €79 on a two year contract or bought SIM free for €639 (US$894).

    Latest NFC phone news and rumours • 19 Sept 2011

    September 19th, 2011

    The latest NFC phone rumours and announcements, including: France to get NFC Galaxy S II, with rest of Europe to follow • iPhone speculation • A trio of NFC BlackBerrys • Casio’s DT-X8 rugged terminal • Acer NFC handset could be first of many • Korea gets high-end LG NFC phone • Intel shows off Android tablet design that features NFC 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

    Orange to introduce first international NFC payments service

    June 28th, 2011

    From this summer, subscribers to the UK’s Quick Tap NFC service will be able to use their phones to make payments in Nice, home of the French Cityzi NFC service. More

    GSMA video shows NFC in action in Nice

    GSMA video shows NFC in action in Nice

    February 26th, 2011

    Mobile network operators’ association the GSMA has produced a video showing near field communication phones in action in the French city of Nice, where mobile operators have been conducting an NFC trial under the Cityzi brand name. The… More

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