Covershot: The Mobile Payments Market in Japan

The mobile payments market in Japan

NFC mobile payments have been a reality in Japan since the launch in 2004 of FeliCa Networks, a joint venture between Sony and mobile network operator NTT Docomo — and long before the introduction of global standards for NFC technology or the rise of the smartphone. In this eight-page paper, Sony’s Masayuki Takezawa and Katsuyuki […]

GSMA transport study

A global study in transport: How mobile technology is enhancing the passenger experience

This 56-page white paper produced by the GSMA provides an extensive overview of the impact of mobile technology on transport systems across the globe. It evaluates the value this technology has for transport operators, mobile network operators and passengers and considers key issues relating to its implementation.

The Mobile Wallet Report, 17 March 2014

The Mobile Wallet Report, 17 March 2014

This edition of The Mobile Wallet Report looks at how China’s central bank put the brakes on local internet giants’ mobile payment plans, and why Denmark’s carriers think that mobile payments are a business for telcos, not banks.

The Mobile Wallet Report, 6 December 2013

The Mobile Wallet Report, 6 December 2013

Fingerprints, voice prints, palm vein patterns, face recognition and iris scans are all now being tested for verifying a consumer’s identity for payments at the point of sale and to protect access to mobile wallets, online commerce, mobile banking applications, individual apps on a device and physical locations. We take an in-depth look at the […]

The Mobile Wallet Report, 20 September 2013

The Mobile Wallet Report, 20 September 2013

In this edition of The Mobile Wallet Report we reveal how Chinese ecommerce giant Alibaba Group has signed up the distributors of 90% of China’s vending machines for a sound-based mobile payments rollout; US startup LikeUs Network has unveiled a mobile payment device that plugs into any vending machine to instantly start accepting payments via […]

The Mobile Wallet Report, 23 August 2013

The Mobile Wallet Report, 23 August 2013

In this edition of The Mobile Wallet Report we reveal how nearly 50,000 consumers have signed up for Poland’s Iko mobile wallet platform since its launch in March 2013; who has launched a service that enables New York taxi passengers to pay for fares with a tap of their mobile phone; the Spanish mobile commerce […]

Mobile Wallet Outlook, February 2013

Mobile Wallet Outlook, January/February 2013

In this 20-page edition of The Mobile Wallet Report we examine: Facebook enters the payments market — next step, a mobile wallet? NFC finds a place in the home — the rise of the technology in consumer electronics and appliances; Key moves from around the mobile wallet world; and more…

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