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November 21, 2014

Mobile payment focus is back to NFC rather than cloud-based solution

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 [...]

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November 20, 2014

Smart421 wins contract to deliver integration for new ITSO-based UK smart rail ticketing

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 [...]

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November 19, 2014

Telefónica and Geotab partner to launch M2M plug-and-play fleet management solution

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.

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November 7, 2014

The HCE tap is open, let NFC services flow

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.

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October 2, 2014

Fime to offer complete testing for NFC device functionality

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.

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September 25, 2014

SIMalliance to host NFC-Security workshop to help banks and service providers make the right choices

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 [...]

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September 22, 2014

‘What do we know about Apple Pay?’ asks UL

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.

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August 7, 2014

Tapit: G&D supplies highly secure SIM card platform for the digital wallet in Switzerland

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 [...]

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July 31, 2014

INSIDE Secure and Gemalto sign a new Single Wire Protocol (SWP) license agreement

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.

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October 4, 2013

SIMalliance publishes Open Mobile API test specification for public consultation

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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