Alipay mobile wallet launches in Taiwan

Taiwan Mobile wallet commerce

The Chinese payments app has been moving its way into Taiwanese businesses since the start of the month. Alipay, the financial side of Chinese giant corporation, Alibaba, has announced that almost 3,500 businesses in Taiwan now accept its mobile wallet app to complete payment transactions in supermarkets, department stores, chain stores, telecoms and even street vendors. The official launch started at the beginning of December and the applications to take part have poured in. According to the Ant Financial Global Business-Taiwan director, Ray Gu, the rising number of visitors to…

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Chunghwa Telecom delays launch of mobile payments service

Mobile Payments Delay

Company announces launch of promising mobile payments service Chunghwa Telecom, the largest mobile service provider in Taiwan, has been gearing up for the launch of its ambitious mobile payments service that combines the capabilities of QR codes and NFC technology. The service is meant to bring new options to consumers that are interested in shopping via their smartphones and tablets. While the service has been lauded as a major step forward toward a new future of commerce, Chunghwa Telecom has pumped the brakes on this initiative, delaying its official launch. Service…

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Chunghwa Telecom makes a strong move on mobile payments

Mobile Payments

Mobile payments make progress with the help of Chunghwa Telecom Chunghwa Telecom, one of Taiwan’s leading telecommunications companies, has signed two Memorandums of Understanding with telecommunications operators in Japan and Hong Kong this week. The companies in question are Japan’s KDDI and Hong Kong’s PCCW, prominent mobile network operators that account for a significant portion of the telecommunication services of their representative regions. Through these agreements, Chunghwa Telecom has plans to accomplish its ambitious vision concerning NFC-powered mobile payments. New partnerships bring new opportunities to mobile commerce Chunghwa Telecom has…

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New mobile payments service set for launch in Taiwan

Mobile payments platform

Mobile payments are making strong progress in Taiwan Mobile payments are making strong progress around the world, especially as major organizations become more involved in this emerging sector. In Taiwan, the country’s third-largest telecommunications company has ambitious plans for mobile payments. Far EasTone Telecommunications has announced the launch of a new mobile payments pilot project that seeks to leverage the capabilities of NFC technology to enable consumers to purchase goods and services from their mobile devices. The company has set the launch for the project during the second half of…

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Mobile payments trial launched by Far EasTone

NFC tags technology

The new pilot program is being launched by the third largest telecom operator in Taiwan. Far EasTone Telecommunications, Co., the third biggest telecom operator in Taiwan, has just announced that it is launching a trial mobile payments project in the country that will use NFC technology. The announcement included the fact that they intend to have the trial up and going by the second half of 2013. The first phase of the mobile payments pilot project will begin in this year’s third quarter. It will function in conjunction with the…

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