Showing posts with label NFC. Show all posts
Showing posts with label NFC. Show all posts

Friday, July 6, 2012

Telefónica Names Visa Europe as Preferred Payments Partner

Telefónica Digital has named Visa Europe as its preferred mobile payments partner in Europe.
The companies agreed to co-invest in the development of innovative products and services in areas such as mobile wallet, contactless payments (NFC), acquirer services for mobile point of sale, and merchant offers. The deal builds on its existing relationship in markets such as the UK and Ireland, formalizing it at a Europe-wide level and establishing Visa Europe as Telefónica’s preferred partner for the issuance of branded payments cards and the development of related mobile payment services.

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Japanese Carriers Establish Consortium to Promote NFC

A new Japan Mobile NFC Consortium has been established by NTT DOCOMO, KDDI and SOFTBANK MOBILE to coordinate the adoption of multiple international standards for near field communication (NFC) technologies incorporated in their mobile devices and services.

Japan’s three mobile operators already offer Osaifu- Keitai™(wallet phone) mobile services based on the contactless-IC smartcard called FeliCa.

Overseas, however, mobile operators and service providers are increasingly adopting Type A and Type B standards to develop growing markets for NFC services. In view of this worldwide trend, the consortium intends to work with mobile industry groups in Japan, including service suppliers and handset manufacturers, to incorporate compatibility with the Type A and B standards in the Japanese mobile ecosystem.

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