FT-Orange and China Mobile begin NFC collaboration

18 Dec 2012

France Telecom-Orange (FT-Orange) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with China Mobile to collaborate on the development of near field communication (NFC) technology. The partners say they aim to accelerate the commercialisation of NFC-based services by integrating standardised technical protocols into their respective services. ‘In order to encourage the widespread take-up of NFC services, the industry as a whole needs to find ways to offer NFC services that are simple, transparent and secure,’ said Thierry Millet, FT-Orange’s Vice President of Mobile Payment and Contactless Solutions. ‘By working together with China Mobile, we hope to show that the development of a SIM-card based approach using recognised standards will be a key factor in winning over consumer confidence as NFC services become more and more prevalent over the coming years.’

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