“We see growing evidence Apple will adopt NFC as a core part of its mobile payments strategy,” a new report from investment firmMorgan Stanley says — and evidence suggests that NXP has already won the contract to supply NFC controller chips for the iPhone 6.
All 6,000 payment points in Tesco’s London stores have been upgraded to accept contactless payments… (.@Tesco adds contactless payment to 500 London stores http://t.co/g33g95tgkp via @TheGrocer #retail)...
Scandinavian Airlines plans to introduce an NFC application for frequent flyers using host-cards emulation next month, an if its new mobile app arrives on schedule, it would likely be the first airline to commercialize HCE.
Organisé par le Forum SMSC au Ministère des Finances à Bercy, le colloque du 4 Avril 2014 a réuni plus de 150 entreprises, start-up, collectivités locales et représentants des pouvoirs publics pour évoquer « Les services mobiles sans contact aujourd’hui et demain ».
Thales Group has unveiled its Immersive Business Class Seat, an airline seating concept that uses NFC to enable passengers to use their mobile phone to set their comfort and entertainment preferences before boarding.
International fresh produce distributor Total Produce is to provide consumers with access to videos, recipes, interactive games and content about the benefits of a healthy, balanced diet via NFC tag and QR code-equipped SmartStands located in supermarkets and convenience stores.
While the UK’s top UK contactless issuer, Barclays and its credit card arm, Barclaycard, predict a doubling of contactless transactions this year, numbers remain relatively small, with even the most active users tapping just over four times a month, a spokesman for the issuer confirmed to NFC Times.
Finnish carrier Elisa has introduced reloadable NFC payment stickers that are available to purchase from the R-Kioskiconvenience store chain pre-loaded with €20 of value. The MasterCard-branded stickers work with the carrier's Elisa Lompakko wallet service and are available in a range of designs
L’accès aux services numériques, qu’ils soient publics ou privés, implique de justifier d’une identité ou de droits d’accès. Aujourd’hui les solutions d’identification reposent encore très largement sur le couple login / mot de passe qui, au-delà de la difficulté à mémoriser des dizaines de mots de passe pour les clients et usagers, manquent de fiabilité. Aussi les utilisateurs sont-ils en attente de solutions simples, sûres, respectueuses de leurs données personnelles et adaptées aux services proposés en mobilité.
Australian telecommunications provider Telstra is now applying NFC tags to all its broadband modems, enabling customers to access personalised help, information and support recommendations by tapping the tag with their NFC phone
TD Canada Trust today announced the launch of its NFC-enabled TD Mobile Payment service, a Visa-branched credit application, which will be available on NFC SIM cards issued by all three of Canada's major mobile operators.
Despite a widespread belief in some circles that NFC and Bluetooth low energy, or BLE, are in competition, a number of observers say they believe that the two technologies will fill complementary market niches, especially in retail marketing and wearable devices.
Transport for London (TfL) is testing payments via NFC phones for use on the tube and the overground rail network and is piloting contactless card payments with some 5,000 volunteers. Passengers will be offered the option of paying with a contactless card from later this year but the availability of NFC phone payments will depend on the results of performance tests.
Following the recent announcement of a nationwide launch by BNP Paribas, at least three other major French banks plan commercial launches of NFC mobile payments in coming months, along with the expected launch of NFC payments by the banking arm of a major French retailer.
There are currently 36.3 million contactless enabled cards in circulation in the UK, with an estimated 125 transactions a minute on VISA cards alone. This technology is expanding rapidly, with activity increasing at an average of 22 per cent every quarter.
So what are the benefits of contactless payment for you and your business?
Apple will enter the wearable devices market “this fall” with an iWatch that includes a secure element, NFC communications capabilities and support for biometrics, according to a new research note by Taiwan-based KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo.
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