Projectsort icon City Service Provider Mobile Operator
Finland: Start-up Seeks to Combine NFC with Social Networking Inside of Venues Tampere 6Starz (6Starz social networking) N/A
France: 'Demonstration' Tests French Cooperative Approach to NFC Nice
Veolia Transport (BPass transit ticketing)
BNP Paribas (Visa payWave)
Crédit Mutel-CIC (PayPass)
Société Generale (likely) (PayPass or Visa payWave)
La Banque Postal (likely) (PayPass or Visa payWave)
University of Nice (student services)
Moneo (Moneo e-purse)
Franprix (couponing)
La croissanterie, Tape à l’œil (loyalty)
France Telecom-Orange
Bouygues Telecom
NRJ Mobile
France: Bank and Telcos Hold Early Test of SIM-Based EMV Payment Strasbourg Crédit Mutuel-CIC (MasterCard PayPass)
NRJ Mobile
France: Bank Enlists Mickey & Co. To Test M-Payment Paris Crédit Mutuel-CIC bank (contactless payment) NRJ Mobile
France: Bouygues Tests Downloads of Calypso Application in Lab Paris RATP (Navigo/Calyso transit ticketing) Bouygues Telecom
France: Bouygues Tries NFC Transit in Paris Paris
RATP (Navigo)
SNFC (Navigo/Calypso)
Bouygues Telecom
France: Children’s Clothing Retailer Launches Contactless Sticker Rollout Nationwide Tape à l'Oeil (store loyalty) N/A
France: Contactless E-Purse Gets Tryout in Bordeaux Bordeaux
Moneo Payment Solutions (Moneo e-purse)
City of Bordeaux (access to city facilities, information for tags)
France Telecom-Orange
France: Dual-City Payez-Mobile Trial Tests Interoperability (Caen) Caen
BNP Paribas
Crédit Mutuel-CIC
Société Générale
Crédit Agricole
Banque Postal
Caisse d’Epargne
Banques Populaires
(All with contactless debit with Visa payWave, MasterCard PayPass)
France Telecom-Orange
Bouygues Telecom
NRJ Mobile (MVNO)
France: Dual-City Payez-Mobile Trial Tests Interoperability (Strasbourg) Strasbourg
Crédit Mutuel-CIC
BNP Paribas
Société Générale
Crédit Agricole
Banque Postal
Caisse d’Epargne
Banques Populaires
(All with contactless debit with Visa payWave, MasterCard PayPass)
France Telecom-Orange
Bouygues Telecom
NRJ Mobile (MVNO)
France: Early Trial Tests M-Ticketing In Nice Cagne-sur-Mer, Saint-Laurent-du-Var Veolia Transport (transit ticketing) France Telecom-Orange
France: French Bank to Launch MicroSD Trial in NFC Showcase Cities Nice, Strasbourg Groupe BPCE (Banque Populaire and Caisse d’Epargne) (Visa payWave) N/A
France: Internal Trial Prelude To Canceled Precommercial Launch Bordeaux Veolia Transport (transit ticket) France Telecom-Orange
France: Merchant to Launch Large Tag-based Mobile-Shopping Trial Paris Groupe Casino (mCasino) N/A
France: Mobile Boarding Passes In Nice Nice
Air France (electronic boarding pass)
Nice Côte d'Azur airport (Club Airport Premier loyalty program)
France: Orange Holds Early Multiapplication Trial Caen
LaSer (Cofinoga private-label store credit)
Vinci Park (parking access)
city of Caen (tourist information)
France Telecom-Orange
France: Orange Holds Small M-Ticketing Trial In Rennes Rennes
SNFC (transit fare collection)
Parkeon (parking)
France Telecom-Orange
France: Orange Launches Two Early Transit-Ticketing Tests Using SIMs Paris
RATP (transit ticketing)
SNCF (transit ticketing)
France Telecom-Orange
France: SIM-Based Security Passes to Get Test Run at French Airport Blagnac Toulouse-Blagnac airport (airport security pass) France Telecom-Orange
France: Tapping NFC For Ticketing in the Alps Grenoble Transdev (transit tickets) Bouygues Telecom
France: Transit Operator Takes Lead In French NFC Trial Aubagne and Bouches-du-Rhône Region (Dept.) Veolia Transport Various
France: Trial Puts Contactless Version of Moneo E-Purse on Phones Besançon Credit Agricole and BMS (Moneo e-purse)
France: Visa Europe to Launch Another microSD Trial in NFC Demo City Caen Crédit Agricole (Visa payWave) N/A
Germany: Bank Plans Employee Trial with iPhone and microSDs Berlin and Frankfurt Landesbank Berlin (Visa payWave) N/A
Germany: Deutsche Telekom Launches Overdue NFC Wallet, Payments Service Germany
Deutsche Telekom/ClickandBuy
(MasterCard PayPass)
Hit (supermarket coupons)
Edeka (supermarket coupons)
Deutsche Telekom


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.