News about SIM+antenna.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
January 24th, 2012
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.
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.
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.
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,…
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.
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.
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.
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.
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…
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…
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…
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.
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.
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.
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.