Ooredoo joins ambitious mobile commerce initiative

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Ooredoo is now part of the Mobile Money Interoperability program Ooredoo, a mobile operator in Qatar, has announced that it is committing itself to the GSMA Mobile Money Interoperability program. This program brings together mobile operators from around the world to focus on making mobile commerce more universal. The demand for mobile money services has begun to rise rapidly as more consumers base their lives on mobile technology. In the Middle East, mobile commerce is on its way to become a major force in the local economy, calling attention to…

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Internet speed has a major influence on mobile commerce

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Mobile Internet gaining more attention in Europe Mobile commerce has been gaining ground throughout Europe, but its adoption may be being slowed by slow Internet connections. Many people have come to rely on their mobile Internet connection, so much so that any device that cannot connect to the Internet is typically ignored by consumers. Exposure to the Internet and the convenience it can offer to the world of commerce has lead to a dramatic rise in the demand for comprehensive mobile commerce services. The problem, however, is that these services…

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Orange announces Galaxy S III users can now make mobile payments

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Orange introduces Quick Tap service into Galaxy S III Orange, one of the largest telecommunications networks in the UK, has announced that customers with Samsung’s Galaxy S III smart phone will now be able to make contactless payments. Orange customers will be able to make use of the NFC capabilities of the mobile device using the company’s Quick Tap service, which was launched through a partnership with Barclaycard last year. Quick Tap is the first commercial mobile payment platform released in the United Kingdom and has, thus far, been well…

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NFC technology may receive a boost through new partnership in Europe

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Orange joins NFC Patent Licensing Program France Brevets, an investment fund specializing in patent promotion and monetization in Europe, has announced that Orange, one of the largest telecommunications companies in Europe, has become a strategic partner for the NFC Patent Licensing Program. The program, which was launched earlier this year, aims to make a wide variety of NFC patents available for companies interested in mobile commerce, marketing, and the numerous other applications of NFC technology. Through the program, France Brevets provides these companies with a license that allows them to…

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Orange introduces NFC-enabled SIM cards to France

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New initiative aimed to promote mobile commerce amongst French consumers Multinational telecommunications company Orange has announced that it will launch a new initiative in its home country of France designed to promote mobile commerce. The company will be behind the nationwide deployment of NFC-enabled SIM cards for mobile devices. These cards will be capable of turning nearly any mobile device into a mobile payment platform. Orange believes that the initiative will help those that do not own NFC-enabled smart phones to gain experience with mobile commerce. NFC-enabled SIM Cards to…

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Orange expands availability of Quick Tap application to Android devices

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Quick Tap to enter the Android market UK telecommunications company Orange has announced that its popular Quick Tap NFC service will find its way to some Android mobile devices in the coming weeks. Quick Tap was the first NFC service to come to the UK and is the result of a partnership between Orange and Barclaycard, one of the country’s largest financial institutions. Quick Tap has been somewhat popular in the UK for its ability to facilitate mobile payments. The availability of the Quick Tap application was limited, however, and…

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Cellum showcases its secure mobile payment solution in London – Hungarian CellPay technology suitable for Western European markets

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Budapest, February 1st 2012 – At London’s Mobile Payment and NFC conference, industry experts will exchange ideas on expected trends in mobile payment and purchasing this year. The three-day event is co-sponsored by Hungary’s Cellum Group, creator of the CellPay secure mobile payment system. The company’s innovative solutions include the MasterCard Mobile service whose world premiere in Hungary last autumn will soon be followed by its launch in other markets. Cellum’s innovative technology is not operator-specific. The Hungarian company’s CellPay system, presented by Cellum CEO & President and János Kóka…

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U.K. wireless providers work together to accelerate mobile payments

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Three of the leading U.K. wireless operators are partnering in an effort to hasten the use of mobile payments which will permit consumers to use their mobile phones and other devices to pay for purchases. The joint venture is among Vodafone, Orange and T-Mobile, and Telefonica’s O2. They will be working together to develop a system of mobile commerce that should bring banks, retailers, and advertisers together. There have been discussions over the last few years about near field communications (NFC) which would provide consumers with a secure method of…

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