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    News about SIM+antenna.

    OTI picks up US patents

    July 6th, 2012

    Israel-based contactless technology developer On Track Innovations has been granted two new patents. US patent 8,195,236, “Retrofit contactless smart SIM functionality in mobile communicators” covers adding NFC to mobile phones with a SIM+antenna add-on, while US patent 8,186,602, “Multi-application contactless smart card“, deals with supporting multiple applications or payment mechanisms on a single contactless device.

    Megafon launches NFC transit ticketing service

    May 30th, 2012

    The Russian mobile network operator is providing customers in the city of Yekaterinburg with the ability to store bus, tram and metro tickets on either a mobile phone with built-in NFC or a SIM+antenna add-on that works with standard handsets. More

    MTS launches commercial NFC payments service in Russia

    May 23rd, 2012

    Mobile network operator MTS and MTS Bank, both owned by Russia’s Sistema group, have launched an NFC payments service in conjunction with MasterCard. The service is available to customers in Moscow today and will be expanded to other major Russian cities in the near future. More

    Watchdata unveils NFC on a SIM

    February 16th, 2012

    “Our new Simpass-SC solution gives MNOs what they want right now — the most practical and quick-to-deploy form factor,” says the company’s Michael Yu. “We feel this will provide greater customer attraction and higher ROI for our MNO customers.” More

    OTI gets SIM+antenna patent

    January 24th, 2012

    On Track Innovations (OTI) has been granted a US patent on its SIM+antenna NFC technology. US patent 8,090,407, “Contactless Smart SIM”, describes several ways of adding NFC to an existing mobile handset using a special SIM card and an attached antenna.

    Turkcell launches NFC payments on BlackBerry phones

    January 23rd, 2012

    The Turkish mobile network operator has become the first in the world to offer its subscribers the ability to make payments with their NFC-enabled BlackBerry mobile phones. More

    MTS and Lukoil use NFC to streamline paying at the pump

    October 11th, 2011

    Russian mobile network operator MTS and oil company Lukoil have developed an NFC system that lets drivers enter on their phone how much fuel they wish to buy and then tap it to the pump to get and pay for the exact amount requested. More

    Eight NFC products reach finals of Sesames awards

    October 3rd, 2011

    Finalists for the annual Cartes trade show awards include Taiwan-based Go-Trust, developer of a single wire protocol compliant NFC microSD card. More

    ABI: Chinese NFC payments could top $8bn by 2014

    August 8th, 2011

    More than US$8bn in transactions could be conducted in China using NFC phones by 2014, according to Mobile Payments in China, a new report by ABI Research. In 2010, 45,000 NFC handsets were shipped in China,… More

    VimpelCom and Ambiq provide NFC ticketing for St Petersburg Metro

    June 22nd, 2011

    The Russian telecoms giant has partnered with the NFC specialist to allow St Petersburg commuters to use their mobile phones to pay for their tickets, in the first stage of a planned national NFC service. More

    Turkcell launches commercial NFC payments with Yapi Kredi Bank

    May 5th, 2011

    The Turkish mobile network operator’s new Cep-T Cüzdan mobile wallet service lets subscribers make payments with an NFC phone or using SIM+antenna add-ons that enable transactions to be made with existing mobile phones. More

    One million Chinese consumers adopt Watchdata’s NFC technology in just four months

    April 4th, 2011

    Growth in the Chinese mobile payments market has helped Watchdata sell another million of its NFC Simpass devices in just four months. More

    China Unicom launches commercial NFC service in Beijing

    January 5th, 2011

    Customers can now use their mobile phones to make payments on public transport services and at more than 2,000 other businesses by swapping their standard SIM for an NFC SIM+antenna device supplied by Watchdata. More

    OTI introduces Copni NFC SIM+antenna device

    OTI introduces Copni NFC SIM+antenna device

    January 5th, 2011

    Contactless specialist On Track Innovations (OTI) has announced a new NFC add-on. Copni (Contactless Payment and NFC Insert) is a SIM+antenna solution that supports credit, debit and prepaid cards, Mifare and loyalty programmes and enables users… More

    Watchdata produces two millionth NFC add-on

    Watchdata produces two millionth NFC add-on

    December 17th, 2010

    Smart card and data security specialist Watchdata has produced its two millionth Simpass SIM+antenna NFC device, the company has announced. “This marks an exciting and a very fruitful beginning for Watchdata as we continue to… More

    Oberthur launches SIM+antenna and Mifare DESFire NFC solutions

    Oberthur launches SIM+antenna and Mifare DESFire NFC solutions

    December 15th, 2010

    Oberthur Technologies has launched a new NFC add-on and an NFC SIM designed to support Mifare DESFire applications. The new NFC SIM Adaptor is aimed at payments, transport, retail and loyalty applications, says Oberthur. “Made… More

    Softbank to test NFC in Japan

    December 15th, 2010

    Softbank Mobile has partnered with credit card issuers Credit Saison and Orient Corporation to test NFC on HTC Android smartphones equipped with a SIM+antenna solution and mobile wallet software. More

    Avea and Garanti Bank launch commercial NFC service in Turkey

    December 10th, 2010

    Turkish consumers can now buy an NFC add-on that comes with a built-in prepaid card account which they can use to make payments in stores and on public transport and to receive digital coupons. More

    DBS, StarHub and EZ-Link to begin Singapore NFC pilot in December

    November 29th, 2010

    The bank, mobile network operator and transport card issuer will be using Gemalto’s N-Flex NFC add-on and plan to launch commercial services towards the end of 2011. More

    Moscow Metro and MTS to launch NFC ticketing service in Q4 2010

    June 23rd, 2010

    MTS subscribers will be able to visit special kiosks at Moscow Metro stations to equip their phones with a SIM+antenna solution that enables them to charge their travel costs to their mobile phone bill.  More

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