Crédit Agricole Selects Gemalto for its Mobile Contactless Payment Program in Nice

Crédit Agricole has selected Gemalto to support the bank in deploying Near Field Communication (NFC) mobile payment solutions in Nice. As part of the “Nice, Ville NFC” initiative, Crédit Agricole Provence Côte d’Azur offers its customers a contactless payment solution, using an NFC-approved mobile phone. Since January 2011, customers of Crédit Agricole Provence Côte d’Azur… Read More

Orange to deploy new generation SIM cards and handsets for contactless services

Orange have announced that it will deploy a new generation of SIM cards and handsets to facilitate the development of mobile contactless services. These services streamline transactions, enabling users to validate transport tickets, pay for concerts or make purchases in local shops simply by swiping their phone over an electronic reader. Coupled with mobile applications,… Read More

The First Commercial Rollout of Mobile Contactless Services in Nice Paves the way for a National Deployment in France

The AFSCM (Association Française du Sans Contact Mobile) say they have drawn positive conclusions from the first European mobile contactless rollout that took place in Nice last May. A qualitative survey demonstrates positive user feedback, underlining a quick and enthusiastic adoption of “cityzi”-branded contactless services and mobile phones. The strong cooperation between project participants has allowed… Read More

The Côte d’Azur has a (fairly long) history with contactless technology

This year was not the first time that Nice had been involved in a contactless trial. Our film looks into the connection between the Côte d’Azur and contactless technology over the past years and speaks to a few of the network operators involved in todays contactless trial: Cityzi. Look out for other new films appearing… Read More

FidBook, the first NFC application enabling easy-load loyalty cards on a NFC phone is launched in Nice.

We all know that NFC offers the opportunity to have multiple contactless services on one mobile. Those Services are independent applications of different providers (Banks, Transport companies, Retailers etc.). But in addition to that, transport and payment services consumers are eager to use NFC phones as a wallet for loyalty cards and coupons. So AIRTAG… Read More

Gemalto, Crédit Mutuel-CIC and NRJ Mobile join forces for the commercial launch of Contactless Mobile Payment in Nice

Gemalto, Crédit Mutuel-CIC and NRJ Mobile have joined forces to offer contactless mobile payment services as part of the “Nice, mobile contactless city ” project. Following the successful launch of the first contactless mobile payment pilot in November 2006, with its mobile virtual network operator NRJ Mobile, Crédit Mutuel-CIC is today positioned as a major… Read More