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Taiwan: Chunghwa Trials Mobile Payment With Visa and Chinatrust Taipei Chinatrust Commercial Bank (Visa payWave) Chunghwa Telecom
Taiwan: Transit Ticketing With EasyCard Taipei EasyCard Corp. (EasyCard) Chunghwa Telecom
Taiwan: Residents Tap Phones With Mobile Door Keys Taipei
Farglory Realty (door access control)
Cathay United Bank (MasterCard PayPass and EasyCash e-purse)
EasyCard Corp. (EasyCard transit)
Chunghwa Telecom
Taiwan: No. 2 Telco Holds Trial Though Promised Rollout Delayed Taipei Taipei Fubon Bank (MasterCard PayPass) Taiwan Mobile
Taiwan: Small 3G Telco Introduces Contactless SIM Taipei
United Bank of Taiwan (Visa payWave)
EasyCard Corp.(EasyCard )
Vibo
Taiwan: Chunghwa Telecom to Issue Home-Grown NFC Dongle Taipei
EasyCard Corp./President Chain Store Corp. (icash-EasyCard)
Taishin Bank (MasterCard PayPass)
E.Sun Bank (MasterCard PayPass)
Chunghwa Telecom
Taiwan: Attachment Enables iphone 4 with NFC for transit and retail payment Taipei
EasyCard Corp. (EasyCard)
Cathay United Bank (MasterCard PayPass)
E.Sun Bank (MasterCard PayPass)
Taishin Bank (MasterCard PayPass)
Chunghwa Telecom
Taiwan: Bank Tries Out MicroSDs in Full NFC Phones Taipei
Cathay United Bank (MasterCard PayPass)
EasyCard Corp. (EasyCard)
N/A
Taiwan: Taiwan’s No. 1 Telco To Trial SIM-based NFC Wallet Taipei
EasyCard Corp. (EasyCard)
Cathay United Bank (MasterCard PayPass)
Chunghwa Telecom (employee ID)
Chunghwa Telecom (membership card)
Chunghwa Telecom
Taiwan: Telco to Launch Multiapplication NFC Trial with Help from Conglomerate Parent Taiwan
Far Eastern International Bank (MasterCard PayPass)
Taiwan Cooperative Bank (expected, MasterCard PayPass)
EasyCard Corp. (EasyCard)
Far Eastern Group (Happy Go)
Dante Coffee (Dante e-card)
Kaohsiung Rapid Transit (I-Pass)
Far EasTone
Taiwan: Operator and Bank Launch Trial as Prelude to Commercial Launches on Island Taiwan Cathay United Bank (MasterCard PayPass) Chunghwa Telecom
Taiwan: Chunghwa Telecom First to Market with NFC Launch, but Challenges Lie Ahead Taiwan
EasyCard Corp. (EasyCard)
Chinatrust Cml. Bank (PayPass)
Cathay United Bank (PayPass)
Taishin Int’l Bank (PayPass)
E.Sun Cml. Bank (PayPass)
Chunghwa Telecom
Finland: Small Bus Trial Tests Value Loads Tampere Tampere Public Transportation (Ticketing, transit-bus fare collection) TeliaSonera
Finland: Start-up Seeks to Combine NFC with Social Networking Inside of Venues Tampere 6Starz (6Starz social networking) N/A
U.S.: University Tests Mobile Access Control with MicroSD Cards Tempe Arizona State University N/A
Japan: Softbank With MasterCard Hold Rare NFC Project In Japan Tokyo Orico (MasterCard PayPass) Softbank Mobile
Japan: JCB Holds Internal NFC Test Tokyo JCB (J/Speedy)
Japan: KDDI to Launch Multiapp NFC Trial in 'FeliCa Country' Tokyo
Orico (MasterCard PayPass)
Jibun Bank (m-banking, other)
Credit Saison (PayPass acceptance)
Aiwai Card Services (e-money)
Toho Cinemas (event ticketing)
All Nippon Airways and Japan Airlines (check-in or boarding, likely)
KDDI or NTT Data (likely) (Japanese contactless driver’s license)
Toyota Motor (automobile services)
Other
KDDI
Japan: Google Launching Places Test in Tokyo with Japanese Wallet Phones Tokyo Google (Google Places) N/A
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)
KDDI
Canada: Bell, Citi and MasterCard Join for Modest PayPass Test at the Office Toronto Citi (MasterCard PayPass) Bell Mobility
Canada: Royal Bank of Canada and Rogers Wireless Test payWave Toronto Royal Bank of Canada (Visa payWave) Rogers Wireless
Canada: Telco Joint Venture Trials Contactless Stickers Toronto and other cities EnStream, Peoples Trust bank (MasterCard PayPass)
Bell Canada
Rogers Communications
Telus
Canada: MasterCard and Bank Tests PayPass Sticker on BlackBerrys Toronto, Waterloo Bank of Montreal (MasterCard PayPass) N/A
Italy: Transit Ticketing In Trento Trento Trentino Trasporti (transit fare collection) Telecom Italia

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.