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Japan: No. 2 Telco Holds NFC Trial with PayPass Application Chiba Orico (MasterCard PayPass) KDDI
Japan: No. 2 Telco in Japan to Sell First Standard NFC Phones Tokyo, Chiba
Credit Saison (MasterCard PayPass)
Orico (MasterCard PayPass-expected)
Seven Card Service (e-money)
Japan Airlines (boarding passes)
Bic Camera (loyalty)
Ueno Zoo (information on demand, tag-reading)
Japan: Softbank Mobile Plans Trial with Flex-SIM Device in Android Phone Chiba
Orico (MasterCard PayPass)
Credit Saison (MasterCard PayPass)
Softbank Mobile
Japan: Softbank With MasterCard Hold Rare NFC Project In Japan Tokyo Orico (MasterCard PayPass) Softbank Mobile
Japan: Telco to Offer Passive Stickers in Land of the Wallet Phone Japan Aeon (Waon), bitWallet (Edy), Seven Card Services (nanaco) Softbank Mobile
Kuwait: Trial Lets Users Download Prepaid Payment Application From Smart Poster Kuwait City National Bank of Kuwait (Visa payWave) Zain
Malaysia: Payment and Transit Featured In Small “Rollout” of NFC Kuala Lumpur
Maybank (Visa payWave)
Touch 'n Go (Touch ‘n Go--transit, tolls and parking)
Maxis Communications
Malaysia: Telco Plans to Launch iPhone-Based Fare Payment Malaysia Touch ‘n Go (Touch 'n Go) Maxis
Malaysia: Visa and Maxis Hold First payWave Trial Kuala Lumpur Maybank (Visa payWave) Maxis Communications
More French Banks Prepare for Commercial Launches of NFC Payments France
BNP Paribas (Visa payWave)
Crédit Mutuel-CIC (PayPass)
Banque Postale (payWave, likely)
Société Générale (payWave, likely)
Orange (Orange Cash-payWave)
Carrefour Banque (PayPass, likely)
CTS, Strasbourg, (U'GO transit)
Viacités, Caen (Twisto transit)
Bouygues Telecom (later)
BNP Mobile (MVNO, BNP Paribas)
La Poste Mobile (MVNO, La Poste)
NRJ Mobile (MVNO, Crédit Mutuel-CIC)
Crédit Mutuel Mobile, CIC Mobile (MVNO)
Sosh (Low-cost operator, Orange)
Netherlands: Early NFC Trial Tests Stadium Ticketing Kerkrade Roda JC football club (season tickets, e-purse) KPN
Netherlands: Home-Healthcare Providers Deploy NFC Netherlands
Meavita (home healthcare work monitoring and communication)
Other home health care providers
Netherlands: JCB Trial Tests International Contactless App Amsterdam JCB (J/Speedy) KPN
Netherlands: Payter Shutting Down Service Following Large Trial Rotterdam Payter (prepaid account for retail payments, loyalty and parking) Various
Netherlands: Rabobank First Dutch Bank to Launch NFC Commercially; Shuns SIMs for Embedded Chips Netherlands Rabobank (contactless debit application) N/A
Netherlands: Trial Returns Favorable Response For M-Payment and Bottle Refunds Molenaarsgraaf
Rabobank (debit payment)
Schuitema (Bottle return refunds)
Rabo Mobiel
New Zealand: Airline Uses Stickers To Speed Boarding Auckland, Christchurch, Wellington Air New Zealand (ePass boarding pass) None
New Zealand: New Zealand JV Launches SIM-Based Wallet After Delay, Though Must Deal with Bank Interest in HCE New Zealand
ASB (payWave, PayPass)
BNZ (payWave PayPass)
Snapper (transit/retail, June 2015)
New Zealand: Second Major Banks Announces Plans to Launch Mobile Payments with HCE New Zealand ANZ (payWave, PayPass) N/A
New Zealand: Transit Fare-Collection Operator and Telco Launch NFC Service Wellington Snapper 2degrees
New Zealand: Vodafone and Bank Launch Employee Trial with Galaxy S II Auckland, Wellington Bank of New Zealand (Visa payWave) Vodafone New Zealand
New Zealand: Westpac Launches HCE Trial, Plans Commercial Launch in Early 2015 New Zealand Westpac New Zealand (MasterCard PayPass) N/A
Norway: Arctic Trial Tests Mifare DESFire on Buses Tromsø Cominor (Mifare DESFire transit ticketing) Telenor
Norway: Country’s Largest Bank and Telco Launch New Payment Trial Oslo DnB NOR (MasterCard PayPass) Telenor
Norway: Largest Telco and Bank Plan NFC Payment Launch Norway DNB (Visa payWave) Telenor


‘No Way We were Going to Ask for Half a Billion Dollars…’

Unlike other major transit agencies in the U.S., which have spent hundreds of millions of dollars replacing or upgrading their fare-collection systems, the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority has taken a different approach.

UK Bus Operator Go-Ahead Reports Cash Usage has Plummeted Because of Covid, While Contactless Transactions have Surged

The Go-Ahead Group, one of the big five privately owned public bus operators in the UK, said today it has seen cash usage on board the nearly 3,000 buses it runs in England outside of London fall to 23% of transactions, down from 53% three years ago.

Transit Operator Arriva Launches MaaS App in Netherlands; Hints at Expansion to Other European Countries

Arriva, one of the largest private transit operators in Europe, has launched a mobility-as-a-service app in the Netherlands, using white-label software from Israel-based trip-planning app provider

Cal-ITP: Agencies in California Could Hold ‘Several More’ Open-Loop Fare Payments Pilots

The California Integrated Travel Project, or Cal-ITP, is “on track to have at least several more” open-loop pilots or demonstration projects, a spokeswoman for the program told Mobility Payments.

Exclusive: Australia’s Transport for New South Wales Sees ‘Significant Increase’ in Use of Mobile Wallets by Riders

Mobile wallets now make up more than half of all contactless payments for Transport for New South Wales, Australia’s largest transit agency, the agency confirmed to Mobility Payments.

Start-Up Aims to Encourage More Taxi Drivers to Accept Bank Cards for Fares in Turkey

A Turkish start-up hopes to entice more taxi drivers to accept contactless credit and debit cards using SoftPOS terminals on Android smartphones, under a scheme being rolled out by the local fintec

Moscow Metro Launches Test of Facial Recognition Fare Payments Ahead of Rollout; Agency Says Masks Can Slow Verification

Moscow Metro announced that it is officially testing facial recognition-based fare payments at turnstiles, with plans to roll out the technology by the end of the year.

Major Transit Agency to Test Virtual Closed-Loop Cards with Google Pay

Aug 8 2021

Moscow Metro is launching a trial of a virtual version of its closed-loop Troika card that will be added to the Google Pay wallet, the agency announced Wednesday.

WMATA in D.C. Rolling Out New Terminals but has No Immediate Plans to Support Open Loop

The Washington (D.C.) Metropolitan Area Transit Authority last month started to replace 1,200 aging fare gates for its 91-station metro system and starting next year will do the same with 20-plus year-old fareboxes on board 1,500 buses, including upgraded readers for its closed-loop SmarTrip cards.

Visa Touts Growth in Contactless, Continues to Push Open-Loop Payments

Visa reported this week that contactless payments continued to climb as a percentage of all face-to-face transactions with its brand, mainly at retail, and among the uses the network is continuing to push for contactless is to pay for transit fares.

MaaS Global CEO: Transit Agencies Should Not Control MaaS Platforms

Sampo Hietanen, founder and CEO of Finland-based MaaS Global, agrees with most other industry experts that public transit should form the “core” of the mobility services on offer in any MaaS app or platform. But he contends that it would be a mistake for the agency itself to control the platform.

Case Study: German City First to Go Live with Check-in/be-out System in Country

Despite the growing popularity of contactless, NFC and QR-code technologies for electronic fare-collection, some transit agencies are experimenting with other technologies to collect fares.