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Smart mobility in Barcelona will be driven by NXP’s MIFARE DESFire

The Barcelona Metropolitan Transport Authority (ATM) are to use NXP Semiconductors’ MIFARE® DESFire® for their new mobility card, T-Mobilitat. Barcelona has long stood by its statement that it has a long-term ambition to become a self-sufficient and innovative city through progressive urban transformation. Now the Spanish city claims they are one-step closer to achieving this […]

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Wagamama want you eat and then pay Qkr! with MasterCard

Everyone at some point has experienced the following scenario. You have a specific appointment (meeting, cinema time, date etc) and you decide to get a bite to eat first. All goes well until it’s time to pay and leave as the deadline approaches. Suddenly, your very attentive server is no longer around or if they […]

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OSPT Alliance invites MNOs to join as it publishes Open Standards whitepaper

In response to demand from mobile network operators (MNOs) for open standards for multi-application environments, industry association, OSPT Alliance, has today published a whitepaper which offers guidance to MNOs on the specific value and benefits that its CIPURSE™ open standard can bring to automated fare collection (AFC), as well as a range of other services […]

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Ingenico Mobile launch mPOS with NFC acceptance for Apple Pay, MasterCard and Visa contactless payments

At the 2015 GSMA Mobile World Congress conference in Barcelona, Ingenico Mobile Solutions, have unveiled the industry’s first audio-jack based NFC/contactless mobile card acceptance solution with support for Apple Pay, MasterCard contactless and Visa payWave. Ingenico Mobile Solutions has developed the RP170c that they claim ‘gives small merchants a future-proof solution for contactless payment acceptance […]

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Visa and Airtel to extend mobile payments to seven african countries

Visa Inc. and Bharti Airtel, a leading telecommunications services provider with operations in 20 countries across Asia and Africa, today at MWC 2015 announced a partnership to bring innovative mobile payment services to seven markets in Africa including Gabon, Ghana, Kenya, Madagascar, Rwanda, Seychelles and Tanzania. Visa and Airtel will build on the existing capabilities […]

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Cubic’s Mobile Transit App Sales Top Five Million Tickets in Frankfurt

Cubic Transportation Systems, Inc., a business segment of Cubic Corporation and a leading integrator of payment and information technology and services for intelligent travel solutions, reported today that its customer Rhein-Main-Verkehrsverbund GmbH (RMV), one of Europe’s largest transport associations, sold five million tickets through its Cubic-developed mobile ticketing app. Managing director for RMV, Professor Knut […]

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MasterCard, Cubic want to make our cities ‘smart’

At this years MWC, MasterCard has announced a global partnership with Cubic Transportation Systems, a leading provider for smart city solutions across North America, Europe, Middle East and Asia-Pacific. The alliance is designed to help the millions of daily commuters around the world experience faster, more convenient and personalized ways to get around, tapping into […]

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NXP launches Secure Service Development Platform for secure mobile transactions

NXP Semiconductors N.V. has announced the availability of its Secure Service Development Platform (SSDP) developed to ‘facilitate the rapid introduction of applications that utilize NXP’s NFC and embedded Secure Element (eSE) module, PN66T’. The SSDP provides a turnkey approach for the loader service on the PN66T enabling a faster time-to-market for secure mobile applications. Secure […]

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Norwegian Eika mobile wallet launches with technology from OT

In autumn 2014, Eika began cooperating with Nets and Oberthur Technologies (OT) to develop the bank’s future mobile payments solution. After less than a year, Eika is now ready to launch the Eika mobile wallet, which will initially be available for use by 100,000 potential customers of seven local Norwegian banks in June. From the […]

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Infineon introduces embedded Secure Elements for advanced mobile communications

Infineon Technologies AG is introducing its new embedded security controllers for premium handsets and smart wearables at Mobile World Congress 2015. The new members of the SOLID FLASH™-based SLE 97 product family provide industry’s highest memory capacity of up to 1.5MByte and are available with ultra-small packages. New functionalities require memory capacity to securely store […]

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