List/Grid Monthly Archives: November 2011

Dutch Telcos, Banks Delay NFC Launch Until 2013; T-Mobile Drops Out of Project

Dutch Telcos, Banks Delay NFC Launch Until 2013; T-Mobile Drops Out of Project

Major mobile operators and banks in the Netherlands say they plan to launch their NFC mobile-payment project in early 2013 as they await approval from European regulators for their planned… Read more »

SIM Vendors Promote ‘Open API’ for NFC Phones; Google Not Yet Onboard

SIM Vendors Promote ‘Open API’ for NFC Phones; Google Not Yet Onboard

NFC phone software from SIM vendor group the SIMalliance that helps phone app developers tie into the secure elements on NFC phones is getting strong support from mobile operators but… Read more »

Vodafone and Bank of New Zealand Launch NFC Trial with Galaxy S II

Vodafone and Bank of New Zealand Launch NFC Trial with Galaxy S II

Vodafone New Zealand and Bank of New Zealand have launched an employee trial of NFC payment using the Samsung Galaxy S II. The trial, involving a combined 44 employees from… Read more »

New Zealand: Vodafone and Bank Launch Employee Trial with Galaxy S II

New Zealand: Vodafone and Bank Launch Employee Trial with Galaxy S II

Substantial rollouts of NFC at the point of sale are still three to five years off, said David Messenger, executive vice president for online and mobile in American Express’ Enterprise… Read more »

Spain: Telefónica Employee Trial to Test BlackBerrys for Payment and ID

Spain: Telefónica Employee Trial to Test BlackBerrys for Payment and ID

Substantial rollouts of NFC at the point of sale are still three to five years off, said David Messenger, executive vice president for online and mobile in American Express’ Enterprise… Read more »

Telefónica to Try Out Payment on NFC-Enabled BlackBerrys

Telefónica to Try Out Payment on NFC-Enabled BlackBerrys

Spain-based Telefónica Group and Research In Motion announced today an employee trial at Telefónica’s headquarters that will test up to three NFC-enabled BlackBerry models for payment and physical access control…. Read more »

Poland: Bank Trials iPhone Attachment with Visa payWave

Poland: Bank Trials iPhone Attachment with Visa payWave

The Warsaw-based bank, operating under the mBank and MultiBank brands, is trialing an NFC-enabled attachment to the iPhone 4 and 4S for customers and employees. They’ll be able to tap… Read more »

France: Visa Europe to Launch Another microSD Trial in NFC Demo City

France: Visa Europe to Launch Another microSD Trial in NFC Demo City

About 200 bank customers and employees will be able to tap their iPhones with a contactless attachment case and microSD cards to pay where Visa payWave is accepted. They will… Read more »

GSMA’s Latest NFC Announcement Directed at ‘Over-the-Top’ Players?

GSMA’s Latest NFC Announcement Directed at ‘Over-the-Top’ Players?

The announcement Wednesday by the big mobile operator trade group, the GSM Association, proclaiming increased “momentum” for SIM-based NFC services is, in fact, largely a defensive move. The GSMA, which… Read more »

Swedish Telcos Form Mobile-Payments Joint Venture

Swedish Telcos Form Mobile-Payments Joint Venture

Four Swedish mobile operators announced they have formed a mobile-payments joint venture, the latest telcos to form a company to help them roll out NFC and other services. The telcos,… Read more »

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