As of April 2011
near field communication have been conducted. Some firms have moved to full-scale service deployments, spanning either a single country or multiple countries.
, several hundred trials of
Multi-country deployments include
Orange's roll-out of NFC technology to banks, retailers, transport, and service providers in multiple European countries, and [1 ] Airtel Africa and Oberthur Technologies deploying to 15 countries throughout Africa. [2 ]
Public transport: The Nairobi based Citi Hoppa bus company has partnered with Beba
to offer NFC enabled proximity cards for fare payments. Citi Hoppa staff use the [3 ] Huawei Sonic NFC enabled phone to process these transactions.
Mobile payments: LPTIC, Al Madar, Libyana
South Africa [ edit ]
Public transport: Aconite, Proxema
[5 ] Mobile payments : Absa
Austria [ edit ]
Public transport: Mobilkom Austria (A1), ÖBB, Vienna Lines
Belgium [ edit ]
Mobile payments: Belgacom, Mobistar, Base
[8 ] Paper vouchers study: IBBT, Clear2Pay/Integri, Keyware, Accor Services
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.
Home healthcare: ADMR,
Extelia, Inside Contactless, Abrapa [14 ] [15 ] Field service: Orange France
[16 ] Event ticketing: Stade de France, Orange
[17 ] Museum services: Centre Pompidou
[18 ] National NFC infrastructure: Paris, Bordeaux, Caen, Lille, Marseille, Rennes, Strasbourg, Toulouse, Nice, French Government
[19 ] Nice, Ville NFC:
AFSCM (Orange, Bouygues Telecom, SFR, NRJ Mobile), Gemalto, Oberthur Technologies, multi-bank ( BNP Paribas, Groupe Crédit Mutuel-CIC, Crédit Agricole, Société Générale) with MasterCard, Visa Europe, Airtag, Toro, ConnectThings, Veolia Transport, Adelya and more (to be completed) Loyalty programs: La Croissanterie, Rica Lewis, Game in Nice
[20 ] Public transport: Veolia Transport in Nice
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
Hungary [ edit ]
Event ticketing: Sziget Festival, Vodafone Hungary
Ireland [ edit ]
Loyalty program: AIB Merchant Services (Allied Irish Bank, First Data), Zapa Technology
Mobile payment: Telecom Italia.
Public transport: ATM (Milan)
[27 ] Contactless payment cards: Intesa Sanpaolo, MasterCard, Gemalto
Lithuania [ edit ]
Mobile payments: Mokipay
The Netherlands [ edit ]
OV-chipkaart Commercial services: T-Mobile, Vodafone, KPN, Rabobank, ABN Amro, ING
[30 ] Employee payments: Rabobank, Multicard
Mobile payments: Polkomtel, Bank Zachodni WBK;
PTC, Inteligo; [32 ] Orange, Bank Zachodni WBK [33 ] [34 ] [35 ]
Romania [ edit ]
Slovenia [ edit ]
Mobile payments, marketing: Banka Koper, Cassis International, Inside Contactless, System Orga, Mobitel
Mobile shopping: Telefónica, Visa, La Caixa (Sitges)
[42 ] Public transport: Bankinter, Ericsson, Empresa Municipal de Transportes (Madrid);
Vodafone, Entidad Publica del Transporte (Murcia) [43 ] [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
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"
Switzerland [ edit ]
Phone service kiosk: Sicap, Swisscom
[50 ] Mobile wallet:
United Kingdom [ edit ]
Contactless payment: Transport for London
[56 ] Transport study: Department for Transport, Consult Hyperion
[57 ] Mobile payments: Waspit, Yates;
Barclaycard and Everything Everywhere (Orange, T-Mobile) [58 ] [59 ]
North America [ edit ]
United States [ edit ]
Bank of America, Device Fidelity; [63 ] US Bank, Device Fidelity, FIS, Montise [64 ] Mobile payments:
AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile; [65 ] Adirondack Trust; Community State Bank; [66 ] Bankers Bank of the West; [67 ] [68 ] PayPal; [69 ] Bank of America; US Bank; [70 ] [71 ] Wells Fargo; Blackboard; [72 ] [73 ] Google Wallet [74 ] Community Marketing and Business Rating: Google Places: Portland, OR; Austin, TX; Las Vegas, NV; Madison, WI; Charlotte, NC.
[75 ] Public transit: Visa, New York City Transit, NJ Transit, The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, Chicago Transit Authority, LA Metro (Los Angeles, CA)
Mobile payments: China Unicom, Bank of Communications, China UnionPay
[77 ] Mobile transport ticketing: China Unicom
Hong Kong (China) [ edit ]
Mobile banking: A Little World;
Citibank India [79 ] [80 ] Tata Docomo, MegaSoft XIUS (Hyderabad)
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 ]
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
Malaysia [ edit ]
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
Singapore [ edit ]
Mobile payments:MasterCard, DBS Bank, StarHub, EZ-Link, Gemalto
Sri Lanka [ edit ]
Thailand [ edit ]
Mobile payments: Kasikorn Bank, AIS, Gemalto,
AIS mPay Rabbit [101 ]
Australasia [ edit ]
Australia [ edit ]
m Payments Pty Ltd Contactless Micro Payment Cards: m Payments Pty Ltd
Contactless Payment and Loyalty: m Payments Pty Ltd
Mobile payments: Visa and ANZ Banking Group
[102 ] Mobile payments: PayPass and Facebook and Commonwealth Bank Australia by
New Zealand [ edit ]
Middle East [ 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 ]
Mobile payments: Oi Paggo, Paggo from Oi, Germalto's Upteq N-Flex
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^ "Transport operators Deutsche Bahn and RMV to co-operate on national NFC ticketing system for Germany", , March 3, 2011 NFC World .
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^ "Garanti Bank and Ave to launch commercial NFC service in Turkey in July", , May 14, 2010 NFC World .
^ "Turkey's Akbank and Visa Europe to test microsD NFC device", , August 9, 2010 NFC World .
^ "Transport for London confirms plans to accept contactless cards in time for Olympics", , February 27, 2011 NFC World .
^ "UK's Dept for Transport reports on 18-month NFC ticketing project", , April 13, 2010 NFC World .
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^ "China Unicom to Launch Commercial NFC Services in Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou", , October 22, 2010 NFC World .
^ "NFC bank branch developer A Little World Raises $18M from state bank of India", , October 15, 2010 NFC World .
^ "Citi's Bangalore trial: Offering cardholders phone subsidies can kickstart NFC transaction volumes", , March 11, 2010 NFC World .
^ "Tata Docomo to test NFC self-service kiosks in Hyderabad", , February 22, 2011 NFC World .
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^ "Indian Cinema Lets Users Tap to Launch Mobile Services", , Nov 27, 2012 NFC TIMES .
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^ "Japanese social network Mixi introduces NFC check-ins", , February 11, 2011 NFC World .
^ "KT to launch commercial NFC service with new Samsung handset, Android NFC devices to follow", , October 14, 2010 Near Field Communications World .
^ "KDDI, Softbank, SK Telecom begin testing joint NFC services for Japanese and Korean customers", , February 9, 2011 NFC World .
^ "SK Telecom and Hana launch SIM-based mobile contactless payments and promotions service", , March 25, 2010 NFC World .
^ "SK Telecom opens retail outlet that uses NFC to let shoppers browse in-store and buy online", , March 28, 2011 NFC World .
^ "DBS, StarHub and EZ-Link to begin Singapore NFC pilot in December", , November 29, 2010 NFC World .
^ , February 10, 2014 TOUCH Travel Card .
^ , February 7, 2014 Pre-paid card system launched for private buses .
^ , December 22, 2013 HNB unveils NFC-enabled card .
^ , February 10, 2014 TOUCH Travel Card .
^ , January 30, 2014 Sampath pay for anything card .
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