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 Teruyama explain the drivers behind Japan’s early adoption of NFC payments.
The world’s largest leisure travel company is introducing a new cruise experience that makes use of the Ocean Medallion, a small, in-house designed device that supports both NFC and Bluetooth Low Energy and acts as a guest’s key to a wide range of personalized, next generation services on board the company’s cruise ships.
Fashion brands that want to offer wearable devices that include payments capabilities need solutions that are pre-certified, inexpensive and easy to implement, wearables platform provider Fidesmo explains in this nine-page white paper.
Growth in consumer demand for mobile payments is building and offering Apple Pay remains the only effective way for a bank to satisfy customers with Apple devices. This 10-page guide from Rambus explains why banks might want to integrate with Apple Pay and looks at the options open to them.
This newly updated 12-page primer explains in clear and simple terms how Apple’s NFC-based mobile payment system works and makes an ideal fast introduction to Apple Pay for executives that are new to mobile payments.
This 48-page presentation provides in-depth technical information on implementing NFC readers in a wide range of application areas, using STMicroelectronics’ ST25R family of devices to provide context and illustration.
This 19-page white paper produced by NXP explores best practices for governments developing and implementing a national program for electronic IDs to ensure security and convenience while reducing costs.
This 11-page white paper produced by Rambus explores five key reasons why retailers should be offering their own, branded digital wallet to customers.
Eight innovators from around the world share the latest thinking on the future of payments in this 76-page special report from the NFC World team.
The initial impact of digital finance and mobile payments in China is difficult to over-exaggerate, says Zennon Kapron, founder and director of Asian financial services and research firm Kapronasia. The launch of services such as Alipay and WeChat Pay brought with them a dramatic change in the way the average Chinese consumer spends — especially when one considers how cash-focused the country has been historically, he explains in this paper.
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