BNP Paribas has selected Oberthur Technologies, the world's
second largest supplier of smartcard solutions, to supply the NFC
Services Management Solution.
The NFC project in Nice, France will see Oberthur Technologies
manage the mobile payment service on behalf of BNP Paribas via an
From spring this year, over 3,000 residents in Nice will be able
to pay for public transport tickets and obtain information on
routes and timetables using NFC handsets.
Additional NFC-based services will also be available at local
museums, cultural events and on campus at the University of Nice
More NFC functionality is expected to be rolled out gradually, in
a bid to turn Nice into France's 'NFC City'.
BNP Paribas is planning to lead the Nice NFC Project, and will
offer NFC mobile payment services to its customers in the area,
which will allow them to pay for goods with their mobiles.