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China Merchants Bank Launches Payment on Samsung Embedded Chips China China Merchants Bank (Quick Pass)
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: 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: 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: 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: Dual-Interface SIMs Enable Fare Payment in Chongqing Chongqing Chongqing Yucheng Transportation Card Co. (cqpass) China Unicom (Chongqing)
China: First NFC Trial In China Tests Transit Purse Xiamen E-Tong Card (Transit fare collection) China Mobile
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: 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: 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: Trial is First To Test OTA Applet Downloads Shanghai China UnionPay (loyalty)
China: Unicom Announces Planned NFC Payments Launch with Merchants Bank Shanghai China Merchants Bank (Quick Pass) 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 Puts NFC Phone on Sale In Shanghai Shanghai Shanghai transportation authority (transit ticketing) China Unicom
China: UnionPay, Banks Enable NFC Payment from microSD Cards Chongqing, other cities
China Construction Bank (China UnionPay QuickPass)
Chongqing Rural Commercial Bank (QuickPass)
Czech Republic: Bank Offers NFC-enabled iPhone Attachment Prague and Brno Komerční bank (Visa payWave) N/A
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: T-Mobile Launching Internal Trial with SWP-Enabled Phones Prague T-Mobile (building access), Xerox (print services) T-Mobile 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: Telefónica O2 Tests Mifare-Based Transit Pilsen PMDP (transit fare payment) Telefónica O2 Czech Republic
Czech Republic: Visa and Czech Telco Announce M-Payments Project with Galaxy S III Czech Republic Komerční bank (Visa payWave) Telefónica Czech Republic
Finland: Early Nokia NFC Phone Assists With Workforce Management Helsinki Northport (workforce management for airport services) Various
Finland: Internal Trial Tests PayWave Helsinki Luottokunta (Visa payWave) Various
Finland: Northern Exposure to a Variety of NFC Services Oulu City of Oulu (bus ticketing, parking, school attendance, food service for elderly) TeliaSonera
Finland: Small Bus Trial Tests Value Loads Tampere Tampere Public Transportation (Ticketing, transit-bus fare collection) TeliaSonera


First Transit Agency to Sell Tickets Through Uber App Sees Relatively Few Takers Two Years on

Apr 21 2021

NFC TIMES Exclusive Insight – The Regional Transportation District of Denver was the first transit agency to work with Uber to sell its bus and light rail tickets through the Uber app in the spring of 2019. RTD later that year expanded the service to trip-planning app Transit and then last fall to the app for another ride-hailing service, Lyft.

Sydney to Test Multimodal Payments Involving Private Mobility Providers Using Digital Closed-Loop Card

NFC Times Exclusive Insight – A trial to be held later this year in Australia’s largest city, Sydney, if it proves successful, could offer one example for how agencies can encourage customers to take multimodal transport combining public and private operators. The economics behind the New South Wales government’s trial offer are unclear, however.

Rome Transit Operator: Covid Accelerates Demand for Contactless Payments but Customer Habits Hard to Change

NFC TIMES Exclusive Insight – The CIO of Italy’s largest public transit operator, ATAC SpA, said the Covid-19 pandemic has accelerated demand for open-loop contactless and mobile payments, but added that old habits are hard to break for customers and use of cash and paper tickets are still popular.

Dubai Transit Authority Plans to Launch Its Closed-Loop Card in More NFC Wallets

NFC TIMES Exclusive Insight – Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority, or RTA, which in December first launched mobile fare payments with a digital version of its closed-loop card in Huawei smartphones, says it plans to expand the service to other OEMs, including Apple and Samsung.

Case Study: Transit Agency in Portugal Combined NFC with BLE for Mobile Ticketing; Faced Challenges

NFC TIMES Exclusive Insight – The agency that runs ticketing for 19 public bus, tram and train operators serving Porto, Portugal’s second largest city, says it has had success–and faced several challenges–with the rollout of its Anda mobile-ticketing app.

OMNY Hits New Usage Milestone as Open-Loop Payments Rollout Continues

NFC TIMES Exclusive Insight – New York’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority, or MTA, says it continues to see steady growth of its open-loop fare payments service, OMNY, announcing 50 million taps by customers using NFC wallets and bank cards to ride the massive New York City Subway and the city’s buses.

In-Depth: Contactless Open-Loop Pilot in Spain First Project from Vendor Partnership

Mar 11 2021

NFC TIMES Exclusive Insight – Bilbobus, which operates bus service for the city of Bilbao, in northern Spain’s Basque region, says it launched its recent trial of con

Moscow Metro Plans Rollout of ‘Face Pay’ Technology for Fare Collection

NFC TIMES Exclusive Insight – The Moscow Metro plans to roll out facial-recognition technology at every station by the end of 2021 to enable customers to pay fares, officials say. The project, while delayed, would be the largest of its kind globally.

Stockholm Transit Agency Launches Open-Loop Fare Payments for Multimodal Rides

NFC TIMES Exclusive Insight – Stockholm Public Transport, or SL, the city-owned company that oversees major public transport in the city, is the latest agency in Europe to launch open-loop fare collection, offering multimodal rides with a tap of a contactless EMV bank card or NFC device.

Case Study: Amsterdam Transit Operator Seeks to Go Nearly 100% Digital for Ticketing to Cut Costs and Enhance Service

NFC TIMES Exclusive Insight – GVB, Amsterdam’s largest public transit operator, says it seeks to replace an aging closed-loop fare card system and go to open-loop and other digital tokens with the planned rollout of its new account-based ticketing system.

Google Announces Plans to Enable Public Transit Ticketing in Maps App along with Rollout of Parking Fare Payments

NFC TIMES Exclusive Insight – Google has announced plans to launch public transit ticketing for more than 80 cities globally in coming weeks from its trip-planning Maps app and also to enable users to buy virtual closed-loop fare cards–starting with the Clipper card in the San Francisco Bay Area–directly from the app. That’s in addition to enabling payments for parking in more than 400 U.S. cities.

UPDATED: U.S. Federal Government Awards Grants to Help Transit Agencies Roll Out Contactless Payments and Mobile Ticketing

Feb 18 2021

NFC TIMES Exclusive Insight – U.S. public transit agencies have been keen to remove cash and paper tickets from their buses and trains and to keep more distance between customers and agency staffers because of the Covid-19 pandemic. Now they are getting a new boost from the U.S. federal government in the form of grant funds to enable them to enhance contactless and mobile payments systems, among other measures.