Orange, China Mobile team-up on NFC services

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Orange and China Mobile have signed a memorandum of understanding with the goal to accelerate the commercialization of NFC-based services by integrating standardized technical protocols into their respective service offerings. The two companies will work together to ensure the large-scale adoption of SIM-based NFC services and the availability of compatible devices in a open and…

Juniper scales back NFC growth to $110 billion in transactions by 2017; iPhone 5′s lack of NFC to blame

Juniper scales back NFC growth to $110 billion in transactions by 2017; iPhone 5's lack of NFC to blame

Juniper Research revised its forecasts for the global NFC market, significantly scaling back growth estimates for the North American and Western European markets, blaming the lack of NFC support in iPhone 5 for this. The new forecast says that by 2017, the proportion of NFC-enabled smartphones will be only marginally below previous estimates, but the…

ABI Research: NFC to come out of the trial phase next year as 285 million devices are shipped

ABI Research: NFC to come out of the trial phase next year as 285 million devices are shipped

In its latest report, ABI Research is predicting that nearly 2 billion NFC-enabled devices will ship in 2017. The lion’s share of NFC enablement will continue to be focused in the handset (smartphone) market, although other consumer electronic (CE) devices will also be included for simple pairing of devices, exchange of data and online authentication…

SingTel launches NFC contactless payments in Singapore

SingTel launches NFC contactless payments in Singapore

SingTel is launching NFC-based payments in Singapore in partnership with EZ-Link, who also introduced an EZ-Link NFC mobile application and the EZ-Link NFC website. Using the new service, SingTel customers will be able to make cashless payments by tapping supported handsets at NFC-enabled terminals at over 20,000 points of sale, including taxis, supermarkets and fast…

Panasonic grows its smart home appliance line, brings NFC enabled Android app for remote access

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Panasonic is doing some pretty cool things with its smart home appliance line. The Japanese based manufacturer has announced a new Android app for home automation bringing along a range of smart appliances, including refrigerators, air conditioners, and healthcare products. The new system is called Panasonic Smart App, and it is build on NFC functionality,…

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