mobilkom tests mobile ticketing platform

Austrian mobile operator, mobilkom, said Tuesday that it has developed a chip-based NFC (Near Field Communications) system for mobile ticketing in conjunction with OBB – the Austrian Federal Railways group. The chip-based NFC application is based on the international standard VDV-KA, allowing train passengers and ticket collectors to buy and mange tickets in a user […]

Operators call for contactless payment support

On Tuesday, a number of mobile operators from around the globe called on handset vendors to implement contactless payment functionality in devices from mid-2009 in a bid to drive adoption of mobile payment services. At a GSM Association (GSMA) event held in Macau, China this week, the mobile carrier community called for full NFC (Near […]

Money transfer, NFC to drive m-payments

Mobile money transfer and NFC (Near Field Communications) transactions are predicted to account for 50 per cent of the global mobile payment market by 2013. Industry analyst Juniper Research said this week that while the mobile payments market is currently dominated by purchases of digital content such as ringtones, music and games, it will in […]

NFC receives mobile boost

A six-month study focusing on consumer acceptance of near field communications (NFC) carried out by the UK’s largest mobile network operator, O2, has come out strongly in favour of the contactless technology. The O2 Wallet trial took place over six months between November 2007 and May 2008 and involved 500 triallists. It tested consumer demand […]

London trials electronic wallet, ticket platform

Londoners could be using their mobile handsets as electronic train tickets and credit or debit cards from as early as next year, as the UK’s first large scale trial of Near Field Communications (NFC) technology gets underway. On Wednesday, mobile operator O2 UK revealed the details of its O2 Wallet application, which has already been […]

NFC handsets coming to London Underground

London Underground users are expected to be able to use mobile handsets as electronic train tickets in the very near future, as Transport for London (Tfl) and handset partner Nokia prepare to go commercial with a Near Field Communication (NFC) device. An NFC handset would incorporate the Oyster ‘swipe card’ used by millions of Londoners […]