List of applications of near field communication

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As of April 2011, several hundred trials of near field communication have been conducted. Some firms have moved to full-scale service deployments, spanning either a single country or multiple countries.

Multi-country deployments include Orange's roll-out of NFC technology to banks, retailers, transport, and service providers in multiple European countries,[1] and Airtel Africa and Oberthur Technologies deploying to 15 countries throughout Africa.[2]

Africa[edit]

Kenya[edit]

  • Public transport: The Nairobi based Citi Hoppa bus company has partnered with Beba[3] to offer NFC enabled proximity cards for fare payments. Citi Hoppa staff use the Huawei Sonic NFC enabled phone to process these transactions.

Libya[edit]

  • Mobile payments: LPTIC, Al Madar, Libyana[4]

South Africa[edit]

  • Public transport: Aconite, Proxema[5]
  • Mobile payments : Absa[6]

Europe[edit]

Austria[edit]

  • Public transport: Mobilkom Austria (A1), ÖBB, Vienna Lines[7]

Belgium[edit]

  • Mobile payments: Belgacom, Mobistar, Base[8]
  • Paper vouchers study: IBBT, Clear2Pay/Integri, Keyware, Accor Services[9]

Croatia[edit]

  • Public transport (ZET, Zagreb)[10]
  • Payment (Erste Bank Croatia, MasterCard PayPass system)[11]

Czech Republic[edit]

  • Mobile payments: Telefónica O2 Czech Republic, Komerční banka, Citibank Europe, Globus, Visa Europe, Baumax, Cinema City, Ikea[12]
  • NFC Access Control: IMA ltd. developed in 2009 a standalone access control system PATRON-PRO programmed by NFC enabled phone.[13]
  • NFC social board game: NFCengine launched in 2011 NFC based social board game, with several virtual, entertaining and marketing layers.

Denmark[edit]

  • Mobile payment vending machines: NFC & SMS payment, CocaCola and Microsoft, NFC Danmark.[citation needed]

France[edit]

Germany[edit]

  • Public transport (selected regions): VRR, RMV and Deutsche Bahn (combines the companies' previous HandyTicket and Touch & Travel programs)[22]
  • Mobile workforce management: ENAiKOON[23]
  • Mobile payment: Deutsche Telekom, Vodafone Germany, Telefónica 02 Germany[24]
  • Health insurance card: All public health insurance providers[citation needed]

Hungary[edit]

  • Event ticketing: Sziget Festival, Vodafone Hungary[25]

Ireland[edit]

  • Loyalty program: AIB Merchant Services (Allied Irish Bank, First Data), Zapa Technology[26]

Italy[edit]

  • Mobile payment: Telecom Italia.
  • Public transport: ATM (Milan)[27]
  • Contactless payment cards: Intesa Sanpaolo, MasterCard, Gemalto[28]

Lithuania[edit]

  • Mobile payments: Mokipay[29]

The Netherlands[edit]

  • Public transport: OV-chipkaart
  • Commercial services: T-Mobile, Vodafone, KPN, Rabobank, ABN Amro, ING[30]
  • Employee payments: Rabobank, Multicard[31]

Poland[edit]

  • Mobile payments: Polkomtel, Bank Zachodni WBK;[32] PTC, Inteligo;[33] Orange, Bank Zachodni WBK[34][35]

Romania[edit]

Russia[edit]

Slovenia[edit]

  • Mobile payments, marketing: Banka Koper, Cassis International, Inside Contactless, System Orga, Mobitel[41]

Spain[edit]

  • Mobile shopping: Telefónica, Visa, La Caixa (Sitges)[42]
  • Public transport: Bankinter, Ericsson, Empresa Municipal de Transportes (Madrid);[43] Vodafone, Entidad Publica del Transporte (Murcia)[44]
  • Event product payments: Mobile World Congress, GSMA, Telefónica, Visa, Samsung, Giesecke & Devrient, Ingenico, ITN International, La Caixa[45]
  • Employee payment, building access: Telefónica Espana, La Caixa, BBVA, Bankinter, Visa, Samsung, Oberthur, Autogrill, Giesecke & Devrient[46]

Sweden[edit]

  • Airline Smart Pass: SAS Scandinavian Airlines introduces an NFC-based Smart Pass for frequent flyers, and the aviation industry's adoption of NFC is now truly underway.[47]
  • Hotel keys: Choice Hotels Scandinavia, Assa Abloy, TeliaSonera, VingCard Elsafe, Venyon (Stockholm)[48]
  • Transportation: Pay as you go in Southern Sweden with NFC enabled "Jojo cards"[49]

Switzerland[edit]

  • Phone service kiosk: Sicap, Swisscom[50]
  • Mobile wallet: Tapit

Turkey[edit]

United Kingdom[edit]

  • Contactless payment: Transport for London[56]
  • Transport study: Department for Transport, Consult Hyperion[57]
  • Mobile payments: Waspit, Yates;[58] Barclaycard and Everything Everywhere (Orange, T-Mobile)[59]

North America[edit]

Canada[edit]

United States[edit]

Asia[edit]

China[edit]

  • Mobile payments: China Unicom, Bank of Communications, China UnionPay[77]
  • Mobile transport ticketing: China Unicom[78]

Hong Kong (China)[edit]

India[edit]

  • Mobile banking: A Little World;[79] Citibank India[80]
  • Tata Docomo, MegaSoft XIUS (Hyderabad)[81]
  • PayMate have partnered Nokia to deploy NFC payment solution for mass market in India through Nokia NFC enabled handsets.[82]
  • Tagstand partnered with Paymate to deploy an NFC marketing campaign for Nokia and the movie Ra-One in priority partner stores across India.[83]
  • jusTap! has tied up with CineMAX to implement NFC campaign using nfc enabled smart posters at the movie theaters in Mumbai [84]
  • jusTap! partners with Game4u to launch the first of its kind retail in‐store experience using NFC across India [85][86]

Japan[edit]

  • Consumer services: Softbank Mobile, Credit Saison, Orient Corporation[87]
  • Consumer services: KDDI, Toyota, Orient Corporation, Credit Saison, Aiwa Card Services, MasterCard, Nomura Research Institute, All Nippon Airways, Japan Airlines, Toho Cinemas, Dai Nippon Printing, NTT Data, T-Engine, IBM, Japan Remote Control Co., Hitachi, Gemalto[88]
  • Consumer services: NTT Docomo and KT[89]
  • Social networking: Mixi[90]

Malaysia[edit]

  • Clixster
  • Maxis FastTap

Philippines[edit]

  • Consumer and commercial services : Jollibee Happyplus Card
  • Xcite Republic : J Centre Mall

South Korea[edit]

  • Consumer and commercial services: KT solo and with NTT Docomo[91]
  • Cross-border services (with Japan): SK Telecom, KDDI, Softbank[92]
  • Mobile payment: SK Telecom, Hana SK Card[93]
  • Guided shopping: SK Telecom[94]

Singapore[edit]

  • Mobile payments:MasterCard, DBS Bank, StarHub, EZ-Link, Gemalto[95]

Sri Lanka[edit]

Thailand[edit]

  • Mobile payments: Kasikorn Bank, AIS, Gemalto,[101] AIS mPay Rabbit

Australasia[edit]

Australia[edit]

New Zealand[edit]

Middle East[edit]

Israel[edit]

  • Rav Kav - An electronic ticket used in all public transportation companies over Israel. was first introduced in August 2007 by the Ministry of Transportation of the state of Israel, first offered in august 28 2007 by Kavim bus company, and since January 2009 used as nationwide payment method in all public transportation companies, includes: all bus companies, Israel Railways and the Jerusalem Light Rail.
  • The First NFC news&shop website:NFC-Israel[104]

South America[edit]

Brazil[edit]

  • Mobile payments: Oi Paggo, Paggo from Oi, Germalto's Upteq N-Flex[105]

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Orange to roll out NFC services across Europe in 2011", NFC World, December 10, 2010 .
  2. ^ "Airtel Africa to launch NFC services in 15 African countries", NFC World, February 14, 2011 .
  3. ^ Citi Hoppa NFC, KE .
  4. ^ "Libyan mobile operators test new NFC solution from Nokia Siemens Networks and More Magic", NFC World, February 15, 2011 .
  5. ^ "Aconite brings NFC to South African transport system", NFC World, March 29, 2011 .
  6. ^ "Absa in NFC smartphone payments trial", Absa, December 6, 2011 .
  7. ^ NFC, AT .
  8. ^ "Belgian banks and mobile operators to launch SMS and NFC mobile payments service in 2011", Near Field Communications World, February 10, 2011 .
  9. ^ "Belgian Group Reports on Two Year NFC Voucher Study", Near Field Communications World, March 8, 2011 .
  10. ^ ZET kartica (in Croatian) .
  11. ^ Beskontaktno plaćanje (in Croatian) .
  12. ^ "Czech Banks and Supermarket to Test NFC with Telefónica O2", Near Field Communications World NFC World, March 31, 2011 .
  13. ^ "Czech NFC Access Control System development", NFCtech.cz, April 2, 2012 .
  14. ^ "France national home care services association to roll out NFC services", Near Field Communications World, March 24, 2010 .
  15. ^ "Consortium wins funding to develop specialist NFC TSM for home healthcare services", NFC World, October 15, 2010 .
  16. ^ "Orange France launches NFC time and attendance service", Near Field Communications World NFC World, June 14, 2010 .
  17. ^ "France's top sporting venue to adopt NFC ticketing", NFC World, July 21, 2010 .
  18. ^ "Centre Pompidou's Teen Gallery lets young people test NFC", NFC World, November 19, 2010 .
  19. ^ "NFC World". January 13, 2011.  |chapter= ignored (help).
  20. ^ "French retailers begin the move to NFC loyalty programmes", NFC World, June 17, 2010 .
  21. ^ "Veolia Transport to add NFC and 2D barcodes to 1,500 bus and tram stops in Nice region", NFC World, April 21, 2010 .
  22. ^ "Transport operators Deutsche Bahn and RMV to co-operate on national NFC ticketing system for Germany", NFC World, March 3, 2011 .
  23. ^ "Mobile workforce management with NFC", October 10, 2012 http://www.nfc-tracker.com/en/mobile-workforce-managment/  Missing or empty |title= (help).
  24. ^ "Deutsche Telekom details T-Mobile NFC rollout plans", NFC World, February 21, 2011 .
  25. ^ "Vodafone brings NFC payments to Hungary's Sziget Festival", NFC World, April 14, 2011 .
  26. ^ "First Data joint venture to offer mobile contactless loyalty service to merchants in UK and Ireland", NFC World, August 27, 2010 .
  27. ^ "NFC World". March 28, 2011.  |chapter= ignored (help).
  28. ^ "Poland and Italy commit to contactless payments", NFC World, January 21, 2010 .
  29. ^ "Omnitel launches national NFC service in Lithuania", NFC World, July 11, 2011 .
  30. ^ "Dutch banks and mobile operators to launch national NFC service", NFC World, September 9, 2010 .
  31. ^ "Rabobank adds NFC stickers to MiniTix mobile wallet", NFC World, March 28, 2011 .
  32. ^ "Polkomtel and BZ WBK bank to run NFC trial in three Polish cities", NFC World, April 29, 2010 .
  33. ^ "PTC Inteligo and Mastercard test NFC payments in Poland", Near Field Communications World, June 10, 2010 .
  34. ^ "Orange launches NFC payments trial in Poland", NFC World, March 21, 2011 .
  35. ^ "Telepolis" (in Polish). PL. 3 October 2010. .
  36. ^ "Aces ultrarapi la metrou cu cardul contactless instant pay de la BRD", Efin (in Romanian), RO 
  37. ^ "Ratt". RO.  |chapter= ignored (help).
  38. ^ "RATB". RO.  |chapter= ignored (help).
  39. ^ "E-Card". RU. .
  40. ^ "Mosmetro". RU. .
  41. ^ "Banka Koper begins NFC payments and promotions trial in Slovenia", NFC World, February 10, 2010 .
  42. ^ "Sitges trial results: Consumers pay more often and spend more with NFC phones than with cards", NFC World, January 7, 2011 .
  43. ^ "NFC bus ticketing trial to take place in Madrid", NFC World, February 12, 2010 .
  44. ^ "Vodafone and EPT launch NFC bus ticketing service in Murcia, Spain", NFC World, March 28, 2011 .
  45. ^ "NFC trial begins at Mobile World Congress", NFC World, February 15, 2010 .
  46. ^ "Telefonica staff to test NFC payments and access control", NFC World, April 1, 2011 .
  47. ^ "SAS Scandinavian Airlines introduces an NFC-based Smart Pass for frequent flyers". Future Travel Experience. 2011-6.  Check date values in: |date= (help)
  48. ^ "NFC phones replace room keys and eliminate check-in at Swedish hotel", NFC World, November 3, 2010 .
  49. ^ Skånetrafiken .
  50. ^ "Swisscom prepaid customers top up at in-store NFC kiosks", Near Field Communications World, April 8, 2011 .
  51. ^ "World Mobil Ödeme Özelliği: PayMobile" (in Turkish). TR: Worldcard. .
  52. ^ "Turkcell Cep-T Cüzdan". TR. .
  53. ^ "Yapi Kredi Bank and Turkcell to launch NFC payments service using Visa's iPhone add-on", NFC World, January 31, 2011 .
  54. ^ "Garanti Bank and Ave to launch commercial NFC service in Turkey in July", NFC World, May 14, 2010 .
  55. ^ "Turkey's Akbank and Visa Europe to test microsD NFC device", NFC World, August 9, 2010 .
  56. ^ "Transport for London confirms plans to accept contactless cards in time for Olympics", NFC World, February 27, 2011 .
  57. ^ "UK's Dept for Transport reports on 18-month NFC ticketing project", NFC World, April 13, 2010 .
  58. ^ "Pub chain Yates's partners with Waspit for launch of NFC payments service in the UK", NFC World, November 1, 2010 .
  59. ^ "Orange and Barclaycard set date for UK's first commercial NFC service", NFC World, January 27, 2011 .
  60. ^ [1]
  61. ^ "Enstream begins Zoompass Mobile Payments Sticker Trial", NFC World, March 4, 2010 .
  62. ^ NFC World, April 4, 2012.
  63. ^ "Bank of America NFC trial to focus on customer experience", NFC World, October 15, 2010 .
  64. ^ "US Bank begins testing microSD based NFC payments service", NFC World, November 15, 2010 .
  65. ^ "AT&T, Verizon and T-Mobile to test NFC payments in the US", NFC World, August 2, 2010 .
  66. ^ "Adirondack Trust launches mobile contactless payments in New York State", NFC World, March 24, 2010 .
  67. ^ "Bling Nation signs up additional Colorado bank for mobile contactless payments", NFC World, April 27, 2010 .
  68. ^ "Bankers' Bank of the West to offer Bling Nation's payment services to its 330 member banks", NFC World, May 13, 2010 .
  69. ^ "PayPal begins move into retail store payments with Bling Nation pilot", NFC World, July 14, 2010 .
  70. ^ Collins, Hugh (2010-10-14). "Bank of America, Visa to Test Smartphone Payment Program". DailyFinance. Retrieved 2010-11-17. 
  71. ^ "NFC World". June 7, 2010.  |chapter= ignored (help).
  72. ^ "NFC World". September 2, 2010.  |chapter= ignored (help).
  73. ^ "Blackboard adds NFC and contactless support to campus card system", NFC World, March 8, 2010 .
  74. ^ "Wallet", Google, May 27, 2011 .
  75. ^ "Google chooses Identive to deliver NFC tags for Places campaign", NFC World, April 24, 2011 .
  76. ^ "Visa lets New York commuters pay for their fares with mobile phones", Near Field Communications World, October 1, 2010 .
  77. ^ "China Unicom and Bank of Communications announce commercial NFC payments launch", NFC World, June 24, 2010 .
  78. ^ "China Unicom to Launch Commercial NFC Services in Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou", NFC World, October 22, 2010 .
  79. ^ "NFC bank branch developer A Little World Raises $18M from state bank of India", NFC World, October 15, 2010 .
  80. ^ "Citi's Bangalore trial: Offering cardholders phone subsidies can kickstart NFC transaction volumes", NFC World, March 11, 2010 .
  81. ^ "Tata Docomo to test NFC self-service kiosks in Hyderabad", NFC World, February 22, 2011 .
  82. ^ "PayMate and Nokia starts deploying Google Wallet-like NFC payment in India", TechIt.in, November 9, 2011 .
  83. ^ "2012 Will Be The Year NFC Breaks Big--Just Not In The U.S.", Fast Company, November 15, 2011 .
  84. ^ "Indian Cinema Lets Users Tap to Launch Mobile Services", NFC TIMES, Nov 27, 2012 .
  85. ^ "game4u adds nfc likes", NFC world, Nov 14, 2012 .
  86. ^ "jusTap! launches NFC based couponing engine, jusPocket!", NFC world, April 16, 2013 .
  87. ^ "NFC World". December 15, 2010.  |chapter= ignored (help).
  88. ^ "NFC World". April 22, 2010.  |chapter= ignored (help).
  89. ^ "NTT Docomo partners with Korea's KT to switch to NFC at end of 2012", NFC World, February 9, 2011 .
  90. ^ "Japanese social network Mixi introduces NFC check-ins", NFC World, February 11, 2011 .
  91. ^ "KT to launch commercial NFC service with new Samsung handset, Android NFC devices to follow", Near Field Communications World, October 14, 2010 .
  92. ^ "KDDI, Softbank, SK Telecom begin testing joint NFC services for Japanese and Korean customers", NFC World, February 9, 2011 .
  93. ^ "SK Telecom and Hana launch SIM-based mobile contactless payments and promotions service", NFC World, March 25, 2010 .
  94. ^ "SK Telecom opens retail outlet that uses NFC to let shoppers browse in-store and buy online", NFC World, March 28, 2011 .
  95. ^ "DBS, StarHub and EZ-Link to begin Singapore NFC pilot in December", NFC World, November 29, 2010 .
  96. ^ TOUCH Travel Card, February 10, 2014 .
  97. ^ Pre-paid card system launched for private buses, February 7, 2014 .
  98. ^ HNB unveils NFC-enabled card, December 22, 2013 .
  99. ^ TOUCH Travel Card, February 10, 2014 .
  100. ^ Sampath pay for anything card, January 30, 2014 .
  101. ^ "Near Field Communications World". July 10, 2010.  |chapter= ignored (help).
  102. ^ "ANZ and Visa begin NFC microSD trial in Australia", NFC World, March 20, 2011 .
  103. ^ [2]
  104. ^ "NFC Israel". .
  105. ^ "Mobile payments: Oi Paggo, Germalto's Upteq N-Flex", NFC World, May 28, 2010 .

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