Canadian carrier Rogers is to make an open NFC mobile wallet available to its customers “in the coming weeks.” The new Suretap Wallet, which is separate from the Suretap payments service launched last November in partnership with CIBC, will allow Rogers to work “cooperatively with all banks to ensure numerous cards from many different banks are available in the Suretap Wallet.”... More
Canadian athlete Simon Whitfield has completed Canada’s first NFC transaction, at a Tim Hortons coffee shop, and customers of the bank and mobile network operator can now order an NFC-enabled Rogers SIM ahead of the full commercial launch of the new mobile payments service on 16 November. More
Rogers Communications has selected Gemalto to supply it with NFC-enabled SIMs for its forthcoming NFC payments deployment... More
Negotiations between Canada’s telecoms companies and banks are in the final stages and mobile network operator Rogers Communications expects to launch a mobile wallet service within six months, Reuters reports... More
Canadian mobile network operator Rogers Wireless has said it aims to become a ‘middleman’ for NFC mobile payments systems, Canoe reports... More
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