In February 2014 during the Mobile World Congress event, Visa and Mastercard announced that the both firms will support Host Card Emulation (HCE) initiative in order to help the take up of NFC services. PayPal entering the physical payment world with a wallet and Apple’s new iPhone 6 supporting NFC features with the Apple Pay wallet, HCE initiative caused strong disruption among payment [...]
UK IT services firm Smart421 has announces a new contract win to help deliver the next generation smart ticketing system for the Rail industry. The contract for a Transaction Management System (TMS) for South East Flexible Ticketing (SEFT) is awarded to Smart421 by the Rail Settlement Plan Limited, the commercial arm of the Association of Train Operating Companies (ATOC) and comes after a [...]
Telefónica and Geotab have announced an agreement to partner in Europe. The agreement will initially focus on the markets of Spain, Germany and the UK with the intention to explore Latin American markets in the near future.
I was prepared for Mobey Forum’s third annual Mobey Day event to be a lively affair. Bringing banks together with, amongst others, GSMA, chip manufacturers and mobile payment software providers to discuss the future of near field communication (NFC) was always going to ignite debate.
Advanced testing provider, FIME, has taken steps to streamline near field communication (NFC) enabled device testing with the addition of new test libraries to its Global TEE test tool. The new tool, now named ‘Global Device’, has been upgraded following GlobalPlatform’s advancement of its device compliance programme to better support the needs of the mobile services community.
SIMalliance, the global non-profit industry association which simplifies secure element (SE) implementation to drive secure mobile services, will bring together a number of experts from across the NFC ecosystem in October. It will host an interactive workshop designed to help banks and other secure NFC service providers – such as merchants and transit operators – understand the importance [...]
Apple has announced Apple Pay as their mobile payment solution. In this paper UL, the safety science company, describe what they know about Apple Pay in both technical and organisational context, as well as what questions still remain to be answered.
Munich, 5 August 2014 – The Swiss mobile network provider Swisscom is counting on highly secure NFC-enabled SIM cards from Giesecke & Devrient (G&D) to allow its customers to make payments with “Tapit”. Tapit is the digital wallet for smartphones in Switzerland. The platform is used by every mobile network provider in the country. The smartphone app uses NFC technology [...]
INSIDE Secure has announced a new Single Wire Protocol (SWP) license agreement with Gemalto. The agreement is an extension of the 2008 SWP and HCI (Host Controller Interface) cross-license agreement and provides a standard interface for INSIDE’s VaultSEcure Secure Element product line.
London, UK. October 4, 2013 — A test specification promoting standardised implementation of Open Mobile API (application performance indicator) specifications among mobile network operators (MNOs) and handset developers is being proposed by SIMalliance to support an open mobile ecosystem.
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