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Swedish carriers pick mobile wallet suppliers

4T Sverige, the joint venture company set up by Sweden's four mobile network operators, is to launch a mobile payments service that works with 97% of current phones and also provides support for NFC.

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Amadeus reports on the future of travel

A new research study commissioned by technology provider Amadeus examines how new technologies, including NFC, are set to revolutionise the travel experience over the next decade. "There is a significant opportunity to redefine how the...

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Sprint announces more Google Wallet phones

The US carrier has revealed it will be adding two further NFC phones to its line up, the Galaxy Nexus and the LG Viper, and more are on their way.

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Japan’s KDDI Announces Small NFC Launch with Galaxy S II

Japan’s KDDI Announces Small NFC Launch with Galaxy S II

Japan’s second largest mobile operator, KDDI, said it would launch Japan’s first mobile NFC service late this month with the Samsung Galaxy S II–though the service will start out small because of Japan nearly nonexistent infrastructure of standard contactless readers.

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KDDI launches NFC in Japan

The mobile network operator will begin commercial NFC services from the end of January with partners including Japan Airlines, credit card issuers, loyalty programme providers and retailers.

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Intesa Sanpaolo begins NFC trial in Italy

The Italian financial institution's new "Move and Pay" NFC payments service is being provided in conjunction with mobile service provider Noverca, in which Intesa is a shareholder.

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Irancell demonstrates NFC payments and ticketing

Technology provider Etick, mobile network operator MTN-Irancell and Bank Pasargad have teamed up to demonstrate NFC payments in Iran.

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Spanish Bank Plans To Turn Barcelona into Contactless-Payment City

Spanish Bank Plans To Turn Barcelona into Contactless-Payment City

Large Spanish retail bank La Caixa will begin rolling out 1 million contactless cards along with more than 15,000 point-of-sale terminals and 500 contactless ATMs in Barcelona this month.

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NFC car key shown at CES

Automotive components manufacturer Continental has been showing its NFC mobile car key at the CES in Las Vegas this week. The Simplify Your Drive mobile key, previously demonstrated at the IAA Motor show in Frankfurt,...

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Spanish banks prepare Barcelona and Madrid for mobile payments

La Caixa is to equip all its 17,000 retail points-of-sale in Barcelona with contactless POS terminals while BBVA and Bankia are converting 7,000 points-of-sale in central Madrid, with the aim of paving the way for NFC mobile payments.

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South Korea Takes Lead Globally in NFC Rollouts with Millions of Phones and SIMs

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Dan Balaban
South Korea Takes Lead Globally in NFC Rollouts with Millions of Phones and SIMs

While mobile operators in most other countries are still struggling to roll out even scant volumes of NFC phones that can do payment, ticketing and other applications, South Korea’s telcos have already crossed the 5 million-phone mark–including NFC versions of such high-profile dev

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Ingenico unveils mobile retailing platform

POS terminal maker Ingenico has partnered with mobile commerce specialist iMobile3 to introduce iMRP, a mobile retail platform aimed at US retailers. iMRP incorporates a range of mobile POS devices based on the Apple iPod...

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GlobalPlatform and SIMalliance Seek ‘De Facto Standard’ for Accessing Secure Elements

GlobalPlatform and SIMalliance Seek ‘De Facto Standard’ for Accessing Secure Elements

The SIMalliance trade group and GlobalPlatform standards organization say they are working on what they predict will become a “de-facto standard” for the way apps on NFC phones communicate with secure elements.

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Sony Unveils Pair of Android NFC Phones and ‘SmartTags’

Sony Unveils Pair of Android NFC Phones and ‘SmartTags’

Sony Ericsson has announced two NFC-enabled Android smartphones and NFC tags for its Xperia series, touting NFC as enabling consumers to share content, as well as “an increasing number of NFC applications.”

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Sony unveils Xperia NFC phones and tags

Sony has announced two Xperia NFC smartphones, the Xperia Ion which is exclusive to AT&T in the US and the Xperia S which will be available worldwide this quarter, as well as read-only NFC Xperia SmartTags.

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RIM switches on BlackBerry Tag

RIM has begun rolling out the BlackBerry 7.1 operating system update, which includes the NFC-based BlackBerry Tag service. BlackBerry Tag allows users of RIM's NFC phones to instantly invite a friend to BBM or exchange...

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Broadcom unveils NFC technology for sub-$100 smartphones

The BCM21552G baseband can be used as part of a reference design for a platform that incorporates a modem, application processor and NFC support and is designed for smartphones retailing at under US$100.

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Nokia CEO: I believe in NFC

Nokia has unveiled two new smartphones at the CES, but neither include NFC. "With our first Windows Phone devices we had to make decisions about priorities," CEO Stephen Elop said, the Guardian reports. "But NFC...

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Broadcom announces Smart TV with NFC solution

Chip maker Broadcom is showcasing a new system-on-a-chip technology at the CES in Las Vegas that can be used to turn any of today's nearly two billion digital TVs into smart TVs that can access the...

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Verizon demos NFC for retailers

Verizon Wireless and Alcatel-Lucent are demonstrating a range of mobile solutions for retailers at the CES show this week, including an NFC solution that enables a consumer to collect a coupon with their NFC device and...

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