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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: Unicom Announces Planned NFC Payments Launch with Merchants Bank Shanghai China Merchants Bank (Quick Pass) China Unicom
China: Giant Chinese Telco Launches RF-SIMs For World Expo Shanghai, Beijing, other
China Mobile (ticketing, payment)
Expo 2010 organizers (venue ticketing)
China Mobile
Singapore: Citi's Tests payWave With Telco M1 Singapore Citibank (Visa payWave) M1
Singapore: SingTel Trial Enables OTA Reloads of NETS Purse Singapore NETS (e-purse, mobile couponing) SingTel
Singapore: First Trial Combining NFC and FeliCa Singapore EZ-Link (closed-loop transit and retail purse) StarHub
Singapore: Telco, Bank, Transit-Purse Operator Launch Flex-Antenna Trial Singapore
DBS Bank (MasterCard PayPass)
EZ-Link (ez-link)
StarHub
Singapore: Telco StarHub to Launch First of Government-Supervised NFC Projects Singapore
DBS bank (MasterCard PayPass)
EZ-Link (ez-link e-purse, retail payment and separate PayPass prepaid application)
StarHub
Singapore: Telco M1 Launches NFC with Two Payment Services and Three Phones Singapore
EZ-Link (ez-link e-purse based on CEPAS)
M1 (Prepaid MasterCard PayPass, issued by E-Z Link)
M1
Singapore: SingTel Announces Plans for Launch NFC with Payment Service Provider EZ-Link Singapore EZ-Link (Prepaid card for retail payment) SingTel
Spain: Country's Largest Telco Plans Big Payment Trial Sitges La Caixa (Visa payWave) Telefónica
Slovakia: Bank Offers Debit PayPass Stickers Slovakia UniCredit Slovakia (MasterCard PayPass) N/A
Italian Bank Launches First V Pay Debit Trial Sondrio, Chiavenna, Morbegno and two other cities Credito Valtellinese (Visa payWave) N/A
South Korea: KT Complements NFC Rollout with iPhone Add-ons South Korea
Shinhan Card (MasterCard PayPass)
Woori BC Card (expected)
KB Kookmin Card (expected)
KT Corp.
UPDATE: Spain: Bankinter Launches HCE Service, Predicts 30,000 Users in 2014 Spain Bankinter (Visa payWave) None
U.S.: U.S. Bank Tests PayPass Spokane U.S. Bank (MasterCard PayPass) N/A
Russia: St. Petersburg Metro to Trial Contactless-Mobile Ticketing St. Petersburg
St. Petersburg municipality (fare-collection)
Bank St. Petersburg (top-ups)
N/A
Sweden: Lock Maker Trials Mobile Door Keys with Stockholm Hotel Stockholm Choice Hotels Scandinavia (Access control) TeliaSonera
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
SFR
Bouygues Telecom
NRJ Mobile (MVNO)
France: Bank and Telcos Hold Early Test of SIM-Based EMV Payment Strasbourg Crédit Mutuel-CIC (MasterCard PayPass)
NRJ Mobile
SFR
UPDATED: Switzerland: Shared NFC Wallet to be Deployed by Three Telcos This Year Switzerland
Cornèrcard (Visa payWave)
Aduno/Viseca (PayPass, planned)
UBS (PayPass, payWave, planned)
The Coop (loyalty, mid-2015)
Swisscom
Orange (planned for 2014)
Sunrise (planned for 2014)
Australia: Major Bank Launches Small Internal Trial with Galaxy S III Sydney Westpac (MasterCard PayPass) Optus
Australia: Vodafone Announces Plans for NFC Service; But Still Trialing Technology Sydney ANZ bank (Visa payWave) Vodafone Hutchison Australia
Taiwan: Far EasTone Pay-Buy Mobile Trial Delayed Taipei Taishin Bank (Visa payWave) Far EasTone
Taiwan: Transit Card Operator Trials Bridge Technology Taipei EasyCard Corp. (EasyCard) N/A

HEADLINE NEWS

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

Sydney Transit Official: Opal Card Not Going Away, Despite Growth of Contactless

Sydney-based Transport for New South Wales, Australia’s largest transit agency, has no plans to phase out or de-emphasize its closed-loop Opal card, despite strong adoption of contactless open-loop

Dallas Latest City in U.S. to Accept Open-Loop Fare Payments

Dallas Area Rapid Transit, or DART, has become the latest transit agency in the U.S. to accept contactless open-loop payments, joining just four other U.S. agencies that support the technology, not counting small open-loop pilots happening in California.

While Interest is Growing in Going Cashless in U.S., Few Agencies have Accomplished the Feat So Far

The Greater Dayton RTA, which this month stopped accepting paper passes and tickets, will hit its Nov. 1 deadline to go completely cashless on board its vehicles, an agency representative confirmed to Mobility Payments.

Germany’s Largest Transit Operator Continues with Large Open-Loop Pilot on Buses; No Decision Yet on Rollout

Germany’s largest transit operator, BVG, said its pilot of contactless EMV payments extends to all of its nearly 1,500 buses, and the company has eliminated cash acceptance on board the vehicles, a spokesman confirmed to Mobility Payments. But officials in Berlin have not yet decided whether to make the contactless payments service permanent, he added.

Fairtiq App Sees Rising Usage as Covid-Era Riders Demand More ‘Touchless’ and PAYG Fare Options

Switzerland-based start-up Fairtiq said transactions for its fare-payments technology have more than double since February, as Covid-wary riders continue to seek what they consider to be more hygienic payments methods, as well as more pay-as-you-go options.

‘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.

Apple's Digital Driver’s License Initiative Not Only One Progressing in U.S.

NFC TIMES Exclusive Insight – Eight U.S. states will soon allow residents to store a digital version of their driver’s license or state identification card in the Apple Wallet, the tech giant announced, noting that the Transportation Security Administration, or TSA, will accept the digital ID at airport security checkpoints and lanes. 

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.