BNP Paribas and Oberthur Technologies partner for NFC mobile payments

Services will launch in Nice, France in spring 2010

BNP Paribas and Oberthur Technologies partner for NFC     mobile payments
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 over-the-air platform.

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 Sophia Antipolis.

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.
Written by Wireless magazine
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