Topic “France”

France: Bouygues Tests Downloads of Calypso Application in Lab

Scope: 
Trial
Status: 
Completed
Est. Launch: 
Late 2007
Main Application: 
Ticketing (transit)
Users: 
Limited

Very small internal trial was the first to test the over-the-air download and personalization of a transit application complying with the international Calypso specification.

RATP

Headquarters: 
France

The Régie Autonome des Transports Parisiens, or RATP, operates the large metro, bus and tram network in Paris and has been an early experimenter with NFC and contactless-mobile ticketing.

France: Children’s Clothing Retailer Launches Contactless Sticker Rollout

Scope: 
Rollout
Launch: 
Apr 2009
Main Application: 
Loyalty
Users: 
400,000

One of the largest rollouts of passive contactless stickers to date, the children’s clothing retailer, Tape a’ l’Oeil, uses stickers to identify customers.

France: Transit Operator Takes Lead In French NFC Trial

Scope: 
Trial
Status: 
Completed
Launch: 
Apr 2007
Main Application: 
Ticketing (transit)
Users: 
Fewer than 100

The eight-month “TreiZEN” trial enabled users near the French city of Marseille to buy tickets or monthly passes over their mobile networks and store them on the NFC phones.

France: Dual-City Payez-Mobile Trial Tests Interoperability (Strasbourg)

Scope: 
Trial
Status: 
In progress
Launch: 
Nov 2007
Main Application: 
Payment
Users: 
550

Pivotal NFC retail payment trial along with companion trial in Norman city of Caen, involving seven major French banks, three major mobile operators, and three NFC handsets supporting the application

Results: 

Follow-up surveys showed more than 90% of users said they were satisfied with tapping their NFC phones to pay and 59% stated that they would use this service once available. Users also said they wanted more merchant locations at which to tap. Surveys also found about half of users choose the option to enter a passcode on their handsets even for low-value purchase, below 20 euros.

 

 

* 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.

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France: Dual-City Payez-Mobile Trial Tests Interoperability (Caen)

Scope: 
Trial
Status: 
In progress
Launch: 
Nov 2007
Main Application: 
Payment
Users: 
500

Pivotal NFC retail payment trial, along with companion trial in Alsatian city of Strasbourg, involving seven major French banks, three major mobile operators, three NFC handsets supporting the applica

Results: 

Follow-up surveys showed more than 90% of users said they were satisfied with tapping their NFC phones to pay and 59% stated that they would use this service once available. Users also said they wanted more merchant locations at which to tap. Surveys also found about half of users choose the option to enter a passcode on their handsets even for low-value purchase, below 20 euros.

 

 

* 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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Transport Officials in Sydney See Growing Demand for Contactless Fare Payments but Have No Plans to Retire Closed-Loop Opal

NFC TIMES Exclusive Insight – Transport officials in Australia have released figures on use of contactless payments in Sydney and New South Wales, showing that customers tap their contactless credit and debit cards and NFC devices for an average of 1.5 million transactions per week, accounting for a relatively small but respectable number of transactions.

Insight: Moovit and Cubic Betting that MaaS Can Help U.S. Transit Agencies Regain Lost Ridership

Jan 24 2020

NFC TIMES Exclusive Insight – With public transit ridership decreasing in most large U.S. cities over the past five years, transit authorities are more open to becoming part of Mobility-as-a-Service platforms, which could potentially increase ridership for their rail and bus networks while offering customers options for the first and last mile. 

Philadelphia Transit Authority Confirms Plans for Launch of Open-Loop Payments after Delays

NFC TIMES Exclusive Insight – The Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority, or SEPTA, in Philadelphia plans to introduce open-loop payments of fares, with a pilot scheduled for around June, a spokesman confirmed to NFC Times. It makes SEPTA part of a small but growing number of U.S. transit agencies that are accepting payments of fares from contactless bank cards and NFC wallets or are planning to do so.

Contactless Payments of Fares Gets Slow Start in Miami, According to Figures

NFC TIMES Exclusive – Take-up of open-loop contactless payment of fares in Miami-Dade County, Fla., has been slow so far, more than four months after transit

Mobility as a Service Continues to Get Rolling with Uber Expanding Service to Second U.S. City

NFC TIMES Exclusive Insight – Mobility as a service is expected to reshape the traditional transport industry, and while it is just getting rolling, the pace is starting to pick up. The latest bit of momentum came this week when global ride-hailing service Uber announced it will enable mass transit riders to buy and redeem tickets from its app in a second U.S. city, Las Vegas.

Contactless EMV Card Rollout in U.S. to Pick Up Speed in 2020, but Shape of Adoption Remains Unclear

NFC TIMES Exclusive Insight – With contactless EMV cards expected to have a significant footprint in the U.S. in 2020, the debate continues over whether the rollout will promote or harm take-up of NFC mobile payments and whether contactless open-loop transit payments will make a real impact on use of contactless at the retail point of sale.

More Open-Loop Transit Payments Services to Launch in Taiwan

Dec 24 2019

NFC TIMES Exclusive Insight – Taiwan’s airport train service will begin accepting Visa- and Mastercard-branded credit cards starting next month, making it the second mass-transit service on the island nation to support open-loop payments for fares.

In-Depth: China Moving Forward On Face Payments of Transit Fares, Despite Some Hesitation by Users of Technology

NFC TIMES Exclusive Insight –  More and more Chinese cities are trialing use of facial recognition technology for transit ticketing, a development that could enable users to avoid either cards or smartphones to pay fares on subways and other modes of transit.

Apple Launches Express Transit in London; Mobility Service also Adds NFC Payments Feature in Apple Wallet

NFC TIMES Exclusive Insight – Apple has expanded its Express Transit service to another major market, enabling Apple Pay users to pay for fares on Transport for London-run trains and buses without first authenticating themselves on the NFC devices.

Analysis: Outlook Remains Dim for Bank Mobile Wallets as Another Major Bank Plans to Shut Down its Wallet App

NFC TIMES Exclusive Insight – Major Dutch bank ABN Amro will discontinue its NFC-enabled mobile wallet in January, a little more than three years after launching the app in late 2016, with the bank acknowledging that few customers use the service.

Use of Contactless EMV to Pay Transit Fares Accelerating, According to Two Agencies That Launched Service This Year

NFC TIMES Exclusive Insight – Two transit agencies, one large and one small, that began accepting contactless bank cards and NFC wallets to pay fares in recent months are reporting that use of the new payments services is accelerating among their customers.

More Transit Authorities and Operators, Including Those in UK, to Support Google Pay

Nov 6 2019

NFC TIMES Exclusive – San Francisco Bay Area transit authority MTC has confirmed to NFC Times that it will support mobile payments with its closed-loop Clipper transit card, including with Google Pay, by the end of 2020.