NFC Forum adds cloud-based connectivity to P2P spec

NFC Forum

The NFC Forum has added the ability to use the cloud to establish connections between two NFC devices in a new candidate version of Connection Handover, the technical specification that covers the way in which NFC devices can establish a connection using alternative carriers, such as Bluetooth or WiFi... More


Taiwanese banks to roll out hybrid HCE payments platform

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Taiwan Mobile Payments Co (TWMP), the mobile payments TSM venture established in 2014 by three Taiwanese banking groups, has signed a deal with Mozido to provide its 27 member banks and financial institutions with a mobile wallet platform that offers support for both secure element and HCE cloud-based NFC payments... More





HP picks Carta for NFC mobile payments

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PARTNER NEWS: Transaction technology provider Carta Worldwide has been selected to support the delivery of “tap-and-go” mobile payment services to HP customers in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia Pacific and Canada... More




SIMalliance issues HCE security warning

SIMalliance chairman Frederic Vasnier

“Host card emulation is good for the NFC ecosystem as a whole, but remains immature, unstandardised and, relative to secure element based deployments, vulnerable to malicious attack,” says SIM card manufacturer association SIMalliance, which has published an HCE discussion paper called Secure Element Deployment & Host Card Emulation... More



NBS adds HCE to Xpressi TSM

NBS Technologies has added support for host card emulation (HCE) to its Xpressi Trusted Service Manager (TSM) platform, enabling customers to deploy both Visa PayWave and MasterCard PayPass NFC services in the cloud... More



ABnote to add HCE to TSM platform

Global card manufacturer and NFC service provider ABnote is to integrate SimplyTapp’s host card emulation (HCE) technology into its trusted service manager (TSM) platform, enabling card issuers to deploy cloud-based NFC payments solutions to their customers... More



MasterCard backs host card emulation for NFC payments

MasterCard

MasterCard is to publish a new specification during the first half of 2014 that uses host card emulation (HCE) for NFC mobile payments — avoiding the need to have access to a secure element on a customer’s mobile phone — and is already testing the technology with Spain’s Banco Sabadell and Capital One in the US... More




SimplyTapp gets funding for HCE

SimplyTapp

SimplyTapp, the US startup which created Host Card Emulation, bypassing the need to use a carrier controlled SIM-based secure element in NFC transactions, has raised a Series A funding round led by Lightspeed Venture Partners... More



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