Austria's A1 pilots paybox NFC® payment solution with McDonald’s and Merkur

Vienna, Austria — Telekom Austria Group’s domestic subsidiary A1 has launched a pilot scheme with McDonald’s and Merkur, an Austrian supermarket chain, which allows customers to make cashless, PIN-less payments of up to EUR 25 with a single hand movement.

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NFC Forum N-Mark showing strong momentum

April 05, 2012 WAKEFIELD, Mass.—The NFC Forum a non-profit industry association that advances the use of Near Field Communication (NFC), today announced that a growing number of companies are displaying the N-Mark, the universal symbol and touchpoint for NFC, on smart posters, tags and media, promotional materials, and websites.

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AT4 wireless Laboratories announces the first NFC Forum device certification

Malaga, Spain — Sony RC-S380 NFC device achieves the first NFC Forum certification using AT4 wireless as its testing partner.

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NFC Forum and GlobalPlatform partner to accelerate interoperable NFC

GlobalPlatform, an organisation which standardises the management of applications on secure chip technology, has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the NFC Forum, the association that advances the use of near field communication (NFC) technology.

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NFC-enabled handset shipments reached 30 million units in 2011

Gothenburg, Sweden. March 26, 2012 – According to a new research report by Berg Insight, global sales of handsets featuring Near Field Communication (NFC) increased ten-fold in 2011 to 30 million units. Growing at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 87.8%, shipments are forecast to reach 700 million units in 2016.

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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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Intel chooses G&D for Trusted Service Management of mobile device platform's embedded secure elements

Munich, Germany – Giesecke & Devrient (G&D) has been selected by chip manufacturer, Intel to deliver lifecycle management of the embedded Secure Elements within Intel’s Smartphone Reference Device. These provide an additional protected area for security-sensitive applications such as payments and ticketing using NFC (Near Field Communications) technology.

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NFC on a SIM gives new life to legacy phones

INSIDE Secure (NYSE Euronext: INSD) and Sunward Telecom have announced a new NFC upgrade that fits entirely within a standard-size SIM card and achieves industry-standard, 4-cm proximity transaction performance when inserted in a non-NFC mobile phone.

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Gemalto launches next gen-ready wireless connectivity for M2M, NFC and 4G LTE

1 March 2012, Mobile World Congress, Barcelona, – Gemalto, a world leader in digital security, has announced the launch of the Advanced Connectivity offer, an end-to-end system allowing 100% success rate for the download and activation of mission critical applications including M2M, NFC and streaming multimedia content over LTE networks.

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Gemalto and Sony establish global agreement

Mobile World Congress, Barcelona, 28 February, 2012- Gemalto (Euronext NL0000400653 GTO), a leader in Digital Security, and Sony Corporation have established an agreement to provide FeliCa / Near Field Communication (NFC) solutions globally.

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RIM unveils Porsche 911 with NFC

28 February 2012, Mobile World Congress, Barcelona — RIM have unveiled a Porsche 911 fully loaded with Blackberry technology and equipped with one touch NFC pairing.

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Vodafone and Visa announce “world’s largest mobile payment partnership”

Mobile World Congress, Barcelona, 27 February 2012 – Vodafone and Visa today announced a worldwide partnership to enable consumers to pay for goods and services using their mobile phones instead of coins and banknotes.

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Mobile NFC metro tickets to be used by 13% of mobile users in the West by 2016

Hampshire, UK. February 2012: A new report from Juniper Research has found that 1 in 8 (13%) of North American and Western European mobile users will use their near-field communications or NFC-enabled mobile phones as a metro rail or bus ticket by 2016. This compares with less than 1% today.

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35 million handsets in 2011 marks breakthrough year for mobile NFC

According to a new report by IMS Research, a leading independent supplier of market research and consultancy to the global electronics industry the number of Near Field Communications (NFC)-enabled phones shipped in 2011 totaled 35 million globally.

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Telefónica selects Giesecke & Devrient to deliver NFC solutions across Europe

Telefónica’s new Digital unit and Giesecke & Devrient have reached an agreement to establish a single European-wide platform for Near Field Communication (NFC) services.

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INSIDE Secure opens door to HID global iCLASS credentials on NFC-enabled smartphones

SecuRead NFC chip with iCLASS support will be at the heart of new smartphones

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