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Czech Republic: Telefónica O2 Tests Mifare-Based Transit Pilsen PMDP (transit fare payment) Telefónica O2 Czech Republic
Czech Republic: Telefónica and GE Money Bank Launch NFC Payments Service with PayPass Czech Republic GE Money Bank (MasterCard PayPass) Telefónica Czech Republic
Czech Republic: T-Mobile Launching Internal Trial with SWP-Enabled Phones Prague T-Mobile (building access), Xerox (print services) T-Mobile Czech Republic
Czech Republic: O2 to Launch Trial with Two Banks, Hypermarket Prague and Pilsen
Komerční bank (Visa payWave)
Citibank Europe (Visa payWave)
PMDP (transit ticketing)
Telefónica O2 Czech Republic
Czech Republic: Bank Offers NFC-enabled iPhone Attachment Prague and Brno Komerční bank (Visa payWave) N/A
China: UnionPay, Banks Enable NFC Payment from microSD Cards Chongqing, other cities
China Construction Bank (China UnionPay QuickPass)
Chongqing Rural Commercial Bank (QuickPass)
China: Unicom Puts NFC Phone on Sale In Shanghai Shanghai Shanghai transportation authority (transit ticketing) China Unicom
China: Unicom Offers Beijing’s Transit-Payment Service on a SIM Beijing Beijing Municipal Administration and Communications Card Co. (BMAP card) China Unicom (Beijing)
China: Unicom Announces Planned NFC Payments Launch with Merchants Bank Shanghai China Merchants Bank (Quick Pass) China Unicom
China: Trial is First To Test OTA Applet Downloads Shanghai China UnionPay (loyalty)
China: No. 3 Mobile Operator Rolls Out SIMs with Flexible Antennas Nanjing and Jiangsu province
Nanjing city (multiapplication)
Nanjing Zhongshan Institute (student ID), Yangzhou Technology Institute (student ID)
China Telecom
China: NFC Vs. RF-SIM: Unicom and Unicom Take on China Mobile Shanghai
Bank of China (UnionPay-PBOC 2.0 contactless)
Bank of Communications (UnionPay-PBOC 2.0 contactless )
China Unicom (Shanghai)
China: Giant Chinese Telco Launches RF-SIMs For World Expo Shanghai, Beijing, other
China Mobile (ticketing, payment)
Expo 2010 organizers (venue ticketing)
China Mobile
China: First NFC Trial In China Tests Transit Purse Xiamen E-Tong Card (Transit fare collection) China Mobile
China: Dual-Interface SIMs Enable Fare Payment in Chongqing Chongqing Chongqing Yucheng Transportation Card Co. (cqpass) China Unicom (Chongqing)
China: China Telecom Launches SIM-Based NFC Nationwide China
Bank of China (Quick Pass)
CITIC Bank (Quick Pass)
Guangdong Development Bank (Quick Pass)
China Everbright Bank (Quick Pass)
China Postal Savings Bank (Quick Pass)
At least eight others
China Telecom
China: China Mobile Launches NFC Service in 14 Cities with UnionPay, Nine Banks China
Shanghai Pudong Development Bank (Quick Pass)
China Merchants Bank (Quick Pass)
Bank of China (Quick Pass)
China Everbright Bank (Quick Pass)
China CITIC Bank (Quick Pass)
China Minsheng Banking (Quick Pass)
China Guangfa Bank (Quick Pass)
Bank of Beijing (Quick Pass)
Bank of Shanghai (Quick Pass)
China Mobile (e-cash, Quick Pass)
China Mobile
China: Card Network UnionPay Holds Trial with Multiple Banks Shanghai
Industrial and Commercial Bank of China
Bank of China
Bank of Communications
Industrial Bank
Shenzhen Development Bank
(China UnionPay application)
China: Branch of China Mobile Likely To Shun RF-SIM for Project Hangzhou Hangzhou Citizen Card Co. and Hangzhou City 360° Card Co. (local Mifare-based transit payment application) China Mobile (Hangzhou)
China Merchants Bank Launches Payment on Samsung Embedded Chips China China Merchants Bank (Quick Pass)
Chile: Telco, Bank Gear Up for NFC Payments Launch Santiago Banco Santander Chile (MasterCard PayPass) Telefónica Chile (Movistar)
Canada: Telco Joint Venture Trials Contactless Stickers Toronto and other cities EnStream, Peoples Trust bank (MasterCard PayPass)
Bell Canada
Rogers Communications
Canada: Royal Bank of Canada and Rogers Wireless Test payWave Toronto Royal Bank of Canada (Visa payWave) Rogers Wireless
Canada: RBC Commercially Launches NFC Payments Using Cloud-SIM Hybrid Canada RBC, Royal Bank of Canada
Bell Mobility
Rogers Wireless (expected)
Telus Mobility (expected)
Canada: MasterCard and Bank Tests PayPass Sticker on BlackBerrys Toronto, Waterloo Bank of Montreal (MasterCard PayPass) N/A


Australian Transit Agency to Launch Mobility-as-a-Service Trial as It Pursues Long-Term MaaS Strategy

Plans by Transport for New South Wales, Australia’s largest transit agency, to launch a trial enabling users to plan, book and pay for multimodal rides is the next step toward the agency’s long-ter

Updated: U.S. Transit Agency Seeks to Reduce–Though Not Eliminate–Cash Acceptance with New Fare-Collection System

Updated: The Spokane Transit Authority in Washington state confirmed that its new fare-collection system will include contactless open-loop payments–with a beta test planned for next October, a spokesman told NFC Times' sister publication Mobility Payments.

UK Government Seeks to Bring London-Style Contactless Fare Payments System to Other Regions

The UK government’s plan to equip 700 rail stations over the next three years to accept contactless open-loop payments is a major initiative, as it seeks to replicate the success of London’s contactless pay-as-you go fare payments system elsewhere in the country–a goal that has proved elusive in the past.

More Cities in Finland Expected to Move to Open-Loop Fare Payments

A fourth city in Finland is beginning to roll out contactless open-loop payments, with “more in the pipeline,” according to one supplier on the project, making the Nordic country one of the latest hotspots for the technology.

Moscow Metro Expands Test of ‘Virtual Troika’ in Pays Wallets, as It Continues to Develop Digital-Payments Services

Moscow Metro is recruiting more users to test its “Virtual Troika” card in two NFC wallets, those supporting Google Pay and Samsung Pay, as one of the world’s largest subway operators continues to seek more ways for its customers to pay for rides.

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.