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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 )
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)
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)
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)
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
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


Australian Transit Agency to Launch Mobility-as-a-Service Trial as It Pursues Long-Term MaaS Strategy

Plans by Transport for New South Wales, Australia’s largest transit agency, to launch a trial enabling users to plan, book and pay for multimodal rides is the next step toward the agency’s long-ter

Updated: U.S. Transit Agency Seeks to Reduce–Though Not Eliminate–Cash Acceptance with New Fare-Collection System

Updated: The Spokane Transit Authority in Washington state confirmed that its new fare-collection system will include contactless open-loop payments–with a beta test planned for next October, a spokesman told NFC Times' sister publication Mobility Payments.

UK Government Seeks to Bring London-Style Contactless Fare Payments System to Other Regions

The UK government’s plan to equip 700 rail stations over the next three years to accept contactless open-loop payments is a major initiative, as it seeks to replicate the success of London’s contactless pay-as-you go fare payments system elsewhere in the country–a goal that has proved elusive in the past.

More Cities in Finland Expected to Move to Open-Loop Fare Payments

A fourth city in Finland is beginning to roll out contactless open-loop payments, with “more in the pipeline,” according to one supplier on the project, making the Nordic country one of the latest hotspots for the technology.

Moscow Metro Expands Test of ‘Virtual Troika’ in Pays Wallets, as It Continues to Develop Digital-Payments Services

Moscow Metro is recruiting more users to test its “Virtual Troika” card in two NFC wallets, those supporting Google Pay and Samsung Pay, as one of the world’s largest subway operators continues to seek more ways for its customers to pay for rides.

Ohio Transit Agency Expects Significant Revenue Loss as it Builds Equity with Fare Capping

The Central Ohio Transit Authority, or COTA, officially launched its new digital-payments service Monday, including a fare-capping feature that the agency estimates will cost it $1.8 million per year in lost fare revenue, the agency confirmed to Mobility Payments.

Special Report: Interest Grows in ‘White-Label EMV’ for Closed-Loop Transit Cards

As more transit agencies introduce open-loop fare payments, interest is starting to grow in use of white-label EMV cards that agencies can issue in place of proprietary closed-loop cards for riders who don’t have bank cards or don’t want to use them to pay fares.

Swedish Transit Agency Launches Express Mode Feature for Apple Pay, though Most Ticketing Still with Barcode-Based App

Skånetrafiken, the transit agency serving one of Sweden’s largest counties, announced today it has expanded its contactless open-loop payments service to include the Express Mode feature for Apple Pay.

Major Bus Operators in Hong Kong Now Accepting Open-Loop Payments–Adding More Competition for Octopus

Two more bus operators in Hong Kong on Saturday launched acceptance of open-loop contactless fare payments, with both also accepting QR code-based mobile ticketing–as the near ubiquitous closed-loop Octopus card continues to see more competition.

Moscow Metro Launches Full Rollout of ‘Face Pay;’ Largest Biometric Payments Service of Its Kind

Touting it as the largest rollout of biometric payments in the world, Moscow Metro launched its high-profile “Face Pay” service Friday, as expected, and predicted that 10% to 15% would regularly us

Indonesian Capital Seeks to Expand to Multimodal Fare Collection and MaaS

Indonesia’s capital Jakarta, whose metropolitan area is home to more than 30 million people, is notorious for its stifling traffic congestion. In response, the government metro and light-rail networks and now it is funding an expansion of the fare-collection system to enable more multimodal payments and to build a mobility-as-a-service platform.

Exclusive: NFC Wallets Grow as Share of Contactless Fare Payments and Not Only Because of Covid

Transit agencies that have rolled out open-loop contactless payments are seeing growing use of NFC wallets to pay fares, as Covid-wary passengers see convenience in tapping their phones or wearables to pay.