INSIDE Secure NFC Payment Applet certified by MasterCard

INSIDE Secure, a provider of semiconductor solutions for secure transactions and digital identity, announced that its Mobile MasterCard (R) PayPass (TM) M/Chip 4 payment applet has attained MasterCard CAST and Functional certification on the INSIDE SecuRead (R) NFC module.

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G&D adds Visa Mobile approval to its worldwide Trusted Service Manager centres

Visa has approved the Trusted Service Manager centers operated by Giesecke & Devrient (G&D) in Munich and Toronto for commercial NFC applications.

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Partnerships need to be part of successful mobile payment strategy, says Frost & Sullivan

London, UK. August 1, 2012 – Near field communication (NFC), the promising mobile (m)-payment technology, has not created the revenue-generating opportunities the telecom industry expected. So says, a new report from analysts Frost & Sullivan.

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Giesecke & Devrient supplying hardware for Cathay United Bank’s mobile payment trial

Taiwanese Cathay United Bank recently launched a trial for mobile payments and transit in Taipei. The project enables bank customers to use their mobile phones to make contactless payments at local stores and to access the Taipei public transit system.

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FIME certifies that Qatar National Bank's NFC payments solution meets MasterCard PayPass specifications

Palaiseau, France – FIME, a global consulting and market integration tester for smart devices and secure chip-based applications, has certified Qatar National Bank’s contactless mobile payments system for compliance with MasterCard® PayPass™ specifications. The pilot project, which began roll-out in March this year, is Qatar’s first near field communication (NFC) payments initiative.

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Turkcell gets smart in NFC payments and M2M monitoring of chronic diseases

Istanbul, Turkey – Denizbank has joined Turkcell’s Cep-T Cuzdan platform enabling its customers to make contactless payment with their handsets using Near Field Communications (NFC) technology. At the same time patients in Turkey with chronic diseases are finding their care controlled by Turkcell’s Smart Health solution.

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Italy's first mobile payment pilot project uses G&D's NFC-enabled SIMS in cafes and stores

Munich, Germany — Giesecke & Devrient (G&D) is supplying Near Field Communications-enabled Subscriber Identity Modules (SIMs) to Noverca, an MVNO (mobile virtual network operator) for Italy’s first mobile payments pilot project being conducted with Banca Intesa Sanpaulo.

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Orange launches the UK’s first contactless mobile payments service

Orange and Barclaycard today launch ‘Quick Tap’ – the UK’s first contactless mobile phone payments service,  allowing consumers to make purchases on the high street using their mobile phone.

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Gemalto makes breakthrough in mobile NFC software

Digital security company Gemalto has announced what it claims is the world’s first UICC-embedded software application compliant with Mobile Mastercard Paypass M/Chip 4, the new Mastercard payment specification for mobile near field communications (NFC).

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