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    GSMA publishes IoT security guidelines

    February 11th, 2016

    The GSMA has published a set of security guidelines for service providers developing new Internet of Things (IoT) products and services. “The mobile telecommunications industry has a long history of providing secure products and services to their customers and would like to share their security expertise with IoT service providers,” the GSMA says.

    Join NFC World for a free webinar on NFC transport ticketing

    May 8th, 2015

    The next event in NFC World’s free educational webinar series will be held at 15:00 BST on Thursday 21 May, when the GSMA and invited experts will explain how to deliver standardised Mifare ticketing services… More

    GSMA introduces code for mobile money providers

    November 10th, 2014

    The GSMA has launched a Code of Conduct for Mobile Money Providers, laying down eight common business principles designed to ensure the development of safe and responsible digital financial services. “The first mobile network operators to endorse the code are Airtel, Avea, Axiata, Etisalat, Millicom, MTN, Ooredoo, Orange, Telenor, Vodafone and Zain,” the mobile network operator’s association says. “Together, these MNO groups represent 21 mobile money deployments operating in 51 countries.”

    NFC Forum publishes connection handover paper

    September 24th, 2014

    The NFC Forum has published guidelines for developers looking to use NFC to easily establish a connection between two devices and then hand over to Bluetooth or WiFi for high speed or long distance data exchange. Connection Handover User Experience Recommendations includes general guidance for all applications, for audio and video streaming use cases, and recommendations specific to Bluetooth use.

    Visa unveils host card emulation specification for NFC payments

    February 19th, 2014

    Visa has introduced a new standard that uses host card emulation (HCE) to enable financial institutions to securely host Visa accounts in the cloud. The standard is available now and will include support for QR… More

    Federal Reserve reports on barriers to NFC adoption in the US

    November 27th, 2013

    The Federal Reserve Bank of Boston has published a summary of a June meeting of its Mobile Payments Industry Workgroup (MPIW) that sets out a number of reasons why NFC has not yet taken off in… More

    Hong Kong banks agree NFC payment standards

    November 26th, 2013

    The Hong Kong Association of Banks (HKAB) has issued Best Practice for NFC Mobile Payment in Hong Kong, a set of common standards and best practices that aims to help establish an interoperable, as well… More

    OSPT Alliance releases Cipurse mobile guidelines

    May 3rd, 2013

    The Open Standard for Public Transport (OSPT) Alliance has released a set of guidelines for transport operators seeking to develop and deploy NFC mobile ticketing applications. The guidelines detail the requirements and use cases for… More

    Hong Kong government reports on NFC payments plans

    March 27th, 2013

    “The HKMA will work with the industry to promote a fully interoperable and versatile platform to enable Hong Kong to enter into a new era of diversified retail payments,” says Peter Pang, deputy chief executive of the Hong Kong Monetary Authority. More

    MasterCard floats forum for US move to EMV

    May 22nd, 2012

    MasterCard has proposed the formation of a cross-industry group designed to foster collaboration and alignment between all stakeholders in the coming move to EMV “chip and pin” technology in the United States. “We recognize that… More

    Canadian banks issue landmark NFC payments guidelines that focus on open mobile wallets and consumer data protection

    May 14th, 2012

    The Canadian banking and credit union industry’s Mobile Payments Reference Model provides a detailed blueprint for how NFC mobile payments can be offered in Canada, how open mobile wallets will be and how consumer privacy will be assured. More

    Canadian banks move on NFC

    May 14th, 2012

    Members of the Canadian Bankers Association reached agreement on Friday on how NFC mobile payments will be handled in Canada, says The Globe and Mail, opening the way for the first commercial deployments to take place. These are likely to take the form of partnerships between financial institutions and carriers, the newspaper reports. An official announcement of the guidelines to be adopted may be made as soon as today.

    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

    European Payments Council launches public consultation on mobile contactless payments

    May 5th, 2011

    The payments organisation is calling on the industry to provide feedback on its suggested NFC interoperability guidelines by 17 June. More