Two Major Taiwanese Telcos Plan to Adopt HCE, as They Deal with TSM Troubles and Imminent Arrival of OEM Pay

Sep 26 2016

NFC Times Exclusive –  In the first cases of its kind to come to light, two of Taiwan’s largest telcos are planning to support host card emulation in their wallets, as they seek to overcome problems with their joint TSM and to prepare for the coming of OEM Pay to Taiwan, expected in the first quarter of next year, NFC Times has learned.

Jennifer Liu, vice president of commerce and Internet for Far EasToneone of Taiwan’s three largest mobile operatorsin discussing the telco’s recent launch of its “friDay” wallet, confirmed to NFC Times that plans call for the wallet to also support HCE, along with NFC SIM cards, in addition to non-NFC applications. 

She and Marvin Lee, director of new payment incubation, told NFC Times that while a final decision hasn’t been made, plans call for adding the HCE feature to the wallet by the first quarter of next year. 

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