Apple's entry into NFC will help fuel a more than fivefold increase in the number of users of the technology by 2020, but operators could find themselves on the outside looking in, new research has claimed.
Sandrine Andre, who is responsible for the digital economy in Strasbourg, is on a mission to change the perception of the traditional French city using an unlikely tool – NFC technology.
A number of major UK retailers will begin introducing m-payment service Zapp from next year.
Truphone's mobile recording technology has been integrated with financial company Nice's Trading Recording System, allowing financial institutions to comply with trading regulations.
UK-based operator EE plans to launch a 400Mbps 4G LTE network at Wembley Stadium in 2016 as part of a six-year partnership to make it “the world’s most connected stadium”.
Mastercard Belgium has revealed a new contactless payment system that allows smartphone users to make payments using their device’s NFC chip.
Consumers can now use NFC to travel on the London Underground, after a successful trial of contactless payments was held this year.
Apple has unveiled a new contactless payment system for its latest iPhone 6 smartphone, in addition to launching a long-rumoured smart watch.
Switzerland's mobile operators have launched a new secure form of SIM-based authentication, with Swisscom developing, operating and maintaining the technology dubbed "Mobile ID".
Inflated expectations around the Internet of Things has led research agency Gartner to dub the sector as achieving "peak hype" among various types of technology.
Giesecke & Devrient (G&D) is to supply NFC SIMs from its SkySIM CX range to Swisscom for the operator's Tapit mobile payments scheme.
Switzerland's three operators have chosen NFC to drive a new mobile payments platform for Android handsets, which allows consumers to make payments, gain loyalty points and open doors at workplaces.
French digital security specialist Gemalto has developed and customised its UpTeq Multi-Tenant NFC SIM especially for China Telecom’s NFC programme.
Huawei has launched a mobile money solution for operators, comprising banking, payments and marketing.
Giesecke & Devrient (G&D) is providing an NFC capable secure SIM-card for Deutsche Telekom's new digital wallet proposition, MyWallet.
Paypal has launched its biometric identification service for the Samsung Galaxy S5, meaning consumers in 25 countries can make payments by using their fingerprint.
NFC is being hampered by the need to install new infrastructure to use it, as well as Apple's continued reluctance about the technology, Motorola Solutions has claimed.
Huawei has entered the financial services space for the first time after Vodafone chose the vendor’s m-payments platform for its new M-Pesa service in Romania.
Handset makers and terminal manufacturers will be able to trial m-payments thanks to a test system from Agilent Technologies and chip tester FIME.
Host Card Emulation (HCE) could be the key to unlocking the "struggling" NFC market, analysts have claimed, as they predicted the value of global payments through mobile devices will hit €368 billion this year.
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