T-Mobile are reporting that their customers in the Czech republic are starting to embrace the use of their mobiles as a payment tool. Last year, reports T-Mobile, for the first time ever customers in the Czech Republic spent more than a billion Czech crowns using this payment method. In 2012, customers of the magenta operator […]
Morpho (Safran) is the supplier of the first Colombian MasterCard Maestro PayPass debit card launched by Bancolombia. Based on tap-and-go technology, Morpho’s multi-application dual-interface product range will enable customers of Colombia’s largest bank to experience the benefits of both contact and contactless payment. Morpho is providing a full set of consulting, integration, personalization and production […]
Visa’s payWave contactless technology has reached its one million Visa payWave-enabled payment card in Singapore, issued since their introduction into the market there in 2007. When paired with the government’s ongoing support of contactless infrastructure, Visa says that this announcement marks a tipping point for contactless payments taking off in the country and continued adoption of […]
MasterCard Worldwide has reported record growth of its contactless payments technology, MasterCard® PayPass™, across the Asia/Pacific, Middle East and Africa (APMEA) region in 2012, citing a 28% (YoY) increase in merchant. MasterCard’s PayPass contactless payment network now boasts nearly 700,000 merchant locations in 51 countries as of Q4 2012. The company says that growth data reflects a strong demand from consumers […]
NXP have recently relaunched their MIFARE.net web site: http://mifare.net and to remind us all how important MIFARE is to the contactless transport industry, they’ve put together an impressive and expansive image video for the technology. Check it out here.
NXP Semiconductors N.V. have announced that Canada’s South Coast British Columbia Transportation Authority (TransLink) has adopted its MIFARE technology platform for Vancouver’s public transport system. With the introduction of NXP’s MIFARE technology, the company says that TransLink can quickly roll out a reliable and secure contactless service across the entire infrastructure to further accelerate use […]
By Eve Pearce; The number of payments made through Near Field Communication (NFC) technology in China is expected to rise by 52.7 percent in 2013, according to new research. The findings, which were released as part of the World Payments Report 2012 by Capgemini, predicted that China would see exponential growth in the number of contactless payments […]
Confidex, a supplier of contactless fare media, has been selected by Strathclyde Partnership for Transport (SPT), which owns and operates the Glasgow Subway, to supply a large volume of contactless ITSO smart tickets to replace magnetic stripe tickets currently in use across the underground system. The tickets will be encoded and issued from vending machines, parking machines and […]