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    Visa to supply athletes with NFC payment rings at Rio 2016

    June 3rd, 2016

    Athletes at this year’s Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games will be given an NFC payments ring linked to a Visa account that will let them make purchases by tapping their hand against contactless terminals. More

    Rio gets 5,000 NFC tags

    June 20th, 2014

    Five thousand NFC and QR stickers have been placed at bus stops in Rio de Janeiro to provide locals and visitors with up-to-date information on bus routes and times, as well as information on local tourist destinations and points of interest. The Rio Smart City service also offers information on current events, such as the Fifa World Cup, says supplier Connecthings.

    Bradesco and Claro to launch NFC payments in Brazil

    March 26th, 2014

    Mobile network operator Claro and one of Brazil’s largest banks, Bradesco, are to commercially launch an NFC mobile payments service in the state of São Paulo during the first half of this year, ahead of… More

    Brazilian carriers test NFC in Rio de Janeiro

    October 21st, 2013

    Rio de Janeiro is set to become the first city in Brazil to pilot an NFC ticketing service for public transportation. Four mobile network operators are taking part in the pilot, which will run with… More

    TIM and Bradesco pilot NFC in Brazil

    June 3rd, 2013

    Brazilian mobile network operator TIM, part of the Telecom Italia group, has started an NFC payments pilot in partnership with Bradesco Bank, with plans to commercially launch the service by the end of this year…. More

    TIM begins NFC pilot in Brazil

    January 31st, 2013

    Brazilian mobile network operator TIM, part of the Telecom Italia group, has begun a small NFC payments pilot in collaboration with MasterCard, Banco Itaú, Redecard and TSM provider Gemalto. The pilot involves fifty people who will be able to… More

    Barcelona, Hamburg, Rio and Derry to get NFC information services

    May 23rd, 2012

    The Spanish, German, Brazilian and Northern Irish cities have picked Connecthings to deploy a network of NFC tags to provide visitors and local citizens with information on local services and attractions. More