Projectsort icon City Service Provider Mobile Operator
Germany: No. 3 Telco Launches Wallet and Payments Application, Following Rivals Germany E-Plus/Wirecard (MasterCard PayPass) E-Plus (Base)
Germany: Pioneering NFC Transit Ticketing Project Expanded Frankfurt RMV (Transit authority)
Germany: Telco and Bank Launch Trial of PayPass Credit Applet; Larger Launches Expected Dortmund Dortmunder Volksbank/WGZ Bank (MasterCard PayPass) Telefónica (O2) Germany
Germany: Three Telcos Join National Railway In Touch&Travel Project Berlin and other cities Deutsche Bahn and other public transit agencies (transit ticketing)
Vodafone Germany
T-Mobile (phase 2)
Telefónica 02 Germany (phase 2)
Germany: Transit Officials Enable Users to Tap or Scan in New Trial Frankfurt
Rhein-Main-Verkehrsverbund, RMV, (Service discovery)
Verkehrsgesellschaft Frankfurt am Main, VGF, (Service discovery)
N/A
Guatemala: Rare Latin American Trial Launches With payWave Guatemala City
Banco Industrial
Banco Uno (Visa payWave)
Hong Kong: Hang Seng Bank and PCCW Launch NFC Service Hong Kong Hang Seng Bank (MasterCard PayPass) PCCW mobile
Hungary: Country’s Largest Bank, OTP, Plans NFC Commercial Launch Hungary
OTP Bank (MasterCard PayPass)
SuperShop (loyalty)
Magyar Telecom (Deutsche Telekom group)
Vodafone Hungary
Telenor Hungary (expected)
Hungary: Magyar Telekom Launches Commercial NFC Service Hungary
OTP Bank (MasterCard PayPass)
SuperShop (loyalty)
InterTicket (event ticketing)
Magyar Telekom (Deutsche Telekom)
Hungary: Telcos and Bank Launch Large Mobile-Wallet Trial Hungary OTP Bank (MasterCard PayPass)
Magyar Telekom (T-Mobile)
Telenor Hungary
Vodafone Hungary
India: Citi Goes For Scale With Bangalore Trial Bangalore Citibank (MasterCard PayPass) Vodafone Essar
Indonesia: Dominant Telco To Trial Payment Scheme with RF-SIMs Jakarta Telkomsel (closed-loop payment) Telkomsel
Ireland: Loyalty-Scheme Operator Uses Stickers While Waiting for NFC Ireland Zapa Technology (Zapatag retail loyalty) Various
Italian Bank Launches First V Pay Debit Trial Sondrio, Chiavenna, Morbegno and two other cities Credito Valtellinese (Visa payWave) N/A
Italy: Bank Launches Mobile-Payment Trial with Two Telcos and PayPass Rome Banca Nazionale del Lavoro, BNL (MasterCard PayPass)
Vodafone Italia
Three Italy
Italy: Large Italian Bank Distributes NFC Phones for SIM-based NFC Payment Trial Milan and Turin Banca Intesa Sanpaolo (MasterCard PayPass) Nòverca (MVNO)
Italy: Tapping To Spend Points At Outlet Stores Serravalle, Pocapaglia, Alba and two other cities Miroglio (loyalty) Telecom Italia
Italy: Telecom Italia Launches Large NFC Trial; Likely a Prelude to Rollout Milan
Intesa Sanpaolo (credit application)
Azienda Trasporti Milanesi (transit ticketing)
Telecom Italia
Italy: TIM And Transit Agency To Expand Trial in Milan Milan Azienda Trasporti Milanesi (transit fare collection) Telecom Italia
Italy: TIM Wallet Remains Small, Though More Projects By Italian Telcos, Banks Planned Milan Intesa Sanpaolo (Visa payWave) Telecom Italia
Italy: Transit Ticketing In Trento Trento Trentino Trasporti (transit fare collection) Telecom Italia
Japan: DoCoMo Drives Nationwide Rollout of Contactless Wallet Phones Japan
NTT DoCoMo (iD)
JR East (Mobile Suica)
bitWallet (Edy)
Seven-Eleven (nanaco)
JCB (QUICPay)
McDonald’s (loyalty)
All Nippon Airways (airline check-in, loyalty)
Japan Airlines (airline check-in)
Coca Cola Japan (Cmode—vending purchases)
Yodobashi (camera store—loyalty)
NTT DoCoMo
KDDI
Softbank Mobile
Japan: Google Launching Places Test in Tokyo with Japanese Wallet Phones Tokyo Google (Google Places) N/A
Japan: JCB Holds Internal NFC Test Tokyo JCB (J/Speedy)
Japan: KDDI to Launch Multiapp NFC Trial in 'FeliCa Country' Tokyo
Orico (MasterCard PayPass)
Jibun Bank (m-banking, other)
Credit Saison (PayPass acceptance)
Aiwai Card Services (e-money)
Toho Cinemas (event ticketing)
All Nippon Airways and Japan Airlines (check-in or boarding, likely)
KDDI or NTT Data (likely) (Japanese contactless driver’s license)
Toyota Motor (automobile services)
Other
KDDI

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Ohio Transit Agency Expects Significant Revenue Loss as it Builds Equity with Fare Capping

The Central Ohio Transit Authority, or COTA, officially launched its new digital-payments service Monday, including a fare-capping feature that the agency estimates will cost it $1.8 million per year in lost fare revenue, the agency confirmed to Mobility Payments.

Special Report: Interest Grows in ‘White-Label EMV’ for Closed-Loop Transit Cards

As more transit agencies introduce open-loop fare payments, interest is starting to grow in use of white-label EMV cards that agencies can issue in place of proprietary closed-loop cards for riders who don’t have bank cards or don’t want to use them to pay fares.

Swedish Transit Agency Launches Express Mode Feature for Apple Pay, though Most Ticketing Still with Barcode-Based App

Skånetrafiken, the transit agency serving one of Sweden’s largest counties, announced today it has expanded its contactless open-loop payments service to include the Express Mode feature for Apple Pay.

Major Bus Operators in Hong Kong Now Accepting Open-Loop Payments–Adding More Competition for Octopus

Two more bus operators in Hong Kong on Saturday launched acceptance of open-loop contactless fare payments, with both also accepting QR code-based mobile ticketing–as the near ubiquitous closed-loop Octopus card continues to see more competition.

Moscow Metro Launches Full Rollout of ‘Face Pay;’ Largest Biometric Payments Service of Its Kind

Touting it as the largest rollout of biometric payments in the world, Moscow Metro launched its high-profile “Face Pay” service Friday, as expected, and predicted that 10% to 15% would regularly us

Indonesian Capital Seeks to Expand to Multimodal Fare Collection and MaaS

Indonesia’s capital Jakarta, whose metropolitan area is home to more than 30 million people, is notorious for its stifling traffic congestion. In response, the government metro and light-rail networks and now it is funding an expansion of the fare-collection system to enable more multimodal payments and to build a mobility-as-a-service platform.

Exclusive: NFC Wallets Grow as Share of Contactless Fare Payments and Not Only Because of Covid

Transit agencies that have rolled out open-loop contactless payments are seeing growing use of NFC wallets to pay fares, as Covid-wary passengers see convenience in tapping their phones or wearables to pay.

Paris Transit Authority Moves Closer to Rolling Out Mobile Ticketing on Range of Android Phones

Large Paris regional transit authority Île-de-France Mobilités is finally moving closer to supporting mobile ticketing on a range of Android phones using host-card emulation technology from Google, after having rejected the technology as not secure enough.

Exclusive: Share of Contactless Rides Paid for with Apple Pay and other Pays Wallets in Manchester More than Doubles in Two Years

Transport for Greater Manchester in the UK is the latest transit agency seeing substantial growth of contactless open-loop fare payments from NFC mobile wallets–with the percentage of its contactless tram trips paid for with Apple Pay, Google Pay and other Pays services more than doubling over the past two years, NFC Times' sister publication Mobility Payments has learned.

Fifth Transit Agency to Conduct Open-Loop Payments Trial, Testing California’s ‘Mobility Marketplace’

California transit agency Santa Cruz Metropolitan Transit District said it plans to launch a pilot of contactless open-loop payments in early 2022, as it seeks to increase customer convenience and reduce use of cash on board its buses, NFC Times' sister publication Mobility Payments has learned.

In-Depth: Contactless Transactions Soar, but Transport for London Affirms that Oyster Will Remain Payments Option

Contactless open-loop payments have surged in recent months for Transport for London, returning to their steep growth trajectory before the pandemic, and now account for 70% of all pay-as-you-go, or PAYG, trips on the London Underground and two-thirds of PAYG trips on buses. And contactless has surpassed 50% of all trips–including those made with season tickets (see chart below).

Transport for London to Offer Weekly Fare Capping with Oyster Cards; Move Expected to Drive Even More Riders to Pay as You Go

In a move expected to make Transport for London’s pay-as-you-go model even more dominant and further erode support for season tickets and other period travel passes, the agency today said it will i