A payments perspective on Mobile World Congress 2019

For anyone attending Mobile World Congress 2019, they have no doubt gone to bed dreaming of 5G networks and foldable smartphones. But dig a little deeper, and there was a lot more up for discussion (honestly).

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Unleashing the Internet of Things with in-memory computing

According to the “Cisco Global Cloud Index: Forecast and Methodology, 2015–2020,” the total amount of data created by devices, driven by the Internet of Things (IoT), will reach 600 ZB per year by 2020, up from 145 ZB per year in 2015.

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Fintech innovation propels B2B money transfer market to $218tn by 2022, says Juniper Research

New findings from Juniper Research have concluded that the cross-border B2B money transfer market is ripe for disruption, as new technologies and legislative changes redefine traditional banking practices across the globe. Cross-border B2B transactions will exceed $218 trillion (€175.13 trillion) by 2022, up from $150 trillion (€120.50 trillion) this year.

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Secure elements for LoRaWAN launched by Avnet Silica and Trusted Objects

Avnet Silica, an Avnet company, and Trusted Objects, a provider of secure firmware and security services, announced the availability of a new LoRaWAN™ family of secure elements.

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World’s first NFC payment ring powered by Infineon’s contactless security chip

Whether at the beach, on the daily jog, or at the gym: from now on, everyone can carry money discreetly on the body.

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Giesecke & Devrient receives Visa certification for HCE cloud payment services

Giesecke & Devrient (G&D) has been certified “Visa Ready” by Visa for Host Card Emulation (HCE) cloud based payment services. With the Visa Ready status, Visa ensures that technology and service providers develop and deploy products and services that are compatible with Visa’s requirements

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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

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SIA uses Gemalto’s TSM platform to link service providers and speed up NFC rollout in Italy

Gemalto, a leader in digital security, and SIA, an international payments processor for banks, corporate and Public Administration bodies, are joining forces to support rapid deployment of NFC services throughout Italy

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Gemalto delivers prepaid card services to Russia's Svyaznoy Bank

Gemalto, one of the leaders in digital security, announces that Svyaznoy Bank is deploying the first large scale prepaid card offer for its customers in Russia.

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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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iPhone 5 dodges NFC as a mobile wallet technology and plays for time on Passbook

(Reuters & additional reporting) — Any lingering hopes among proponents of NFC that Apple’s launch of the iPhone 5 (pictured) might spring a pleasant surprise were dashed on Friday when the new device emerged without the technology. This non-move had been trailed beforehand but backers of NFC as a leading mobile payment technology may still

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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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