Brazil: Claro and Two Banks Test PayWave

 

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São Paulo, BrasíliaBrazil
Scope: 
Trial
Est. Launch: 
H2 2009
Main Application: 
Payment
Mobile Operator: 
Claro
Service Provider (application): 
Banco Bradesco (Visa payWave)
Service Provider (application): 
Banco do Brasil (Visa payWave)
Merchants: 
Fast-food restaurants, cinemas
Users: 
About 70
NFC Handsets: 
Nokia (samples)
NFC Handsets: 
ZTE R233 (expected)
TSM*: 
N/A
Secure Element: 
SIM
Other Vendors: 
Visa, VisaNet Brasil (processor), Inside Contactless (NFC phone chip-ZTE)

Bank credit cardholders were to be able to make purchases of up to BRL100 (US$55.44) by tapping their phones. It was unclear whether the trial has launched with the new ZTE R33 NFC phone that supports SIM applications and the single-wire protocol or made due with a Nokia NFC phone until the ZTE was ready.

NFC Times Take: 

No. 2 Claro sees NFC as a potential way to stay competitive in Brazil’s mobile market. And Brazilian banks are keen on developing mobile banking and m-payment services.

 

 

* Trusted Service Manager: Defined loosely to include companies or other organizations securely distributing, provisioning and managing applications, generally over the air, on secure elements in NFC mobile phones; or licensing their platforms for this purpose.

N/A: Not available or not applicable.

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