South Korea: KT Launches NFC Services Commercially, Competitors Follow

SeoulSouth Korea
Scope: 
Rollout
Launch: 
Oct 2010
Main Application: 
Payment, transit (ticketing)
Mobile Operator: 
KT
Mobile Operator: 
SK Telecom
Mobile Operator: 
LG U+
Service Provider (application): 
Korea Smart Card Co. (T-money)
Service Provider (application): 
Shinhan Card (payWave or PayPass)
Service Provider (application): 
Hana Card (payWave or PayPass)
Merchants: 
300,000 terminals (credit payment), 8,000-plus convenience stores and 20,000-plus vending machines (T-money)
Users: 
2 million SIMs distributed by KT alone
NFC Handsets: 
Samsung SHW-A170K
NFC Handsets: 
Samsung Galaxy S II
NFC Handsets: 
Pantech Vega Racer
NFC Handsets: 
Vega No.5
NFC Handsets: 
LG Optimus LTE
NFC Handsets: 
KM-S220 (KT Tech)
TSM*: 
N/A
Secure Element: 
SIM
Other Vendors: 
KEBTechnology (SIM, for KT, LT U+), Solacia, formerly Smart Card Laboratory (SIM), Gemalto (SIM)
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