Extract from screenmediadaily.com, 22nd February 2011
Near-Field Communications Enables Information Exchange for Mobile Payment, Ticketing, Coupons and More.
UNITED KINGDOM - Many of the world's leading operators, including América Móvil, Axiata Group Berhad, Bharti, China Unicom, Deutsche Telekom, KT Corporation, MTS, Orange, Qtel Group, SK Telecom, SOFTBANK MOBILE, Telecom Italia, Telefónica, Telekom Austria Group, Telenor and Vodafone, have voiced their commitment to implementing Near Field Communications (NFC) technology, and intend to launch commercial NFC services in select markets by 2012.
"NFC is perhaps best known for its role in enabling mobile payments, but its applications go far beyond that," said Franco Bernabè, Chairman, GSMA and CEO, Telecom Italia. "NFC represents an important innovation opportunity, and will facilitate a wide range of interesting services and applications for consumers, such as mobile ticketing, mobile couponing, the exchange of information and content, control access to cars, homes, hotels, offices car parks and much more."
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