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Remote-managed NFC kicks off with Taiwan Mobile

Taiwan Mobile has decided to get into NFC payments with new partner Gemalto. The operator has said it’s going to rollout the NFC system nationwide from this year, using Gemalto’s SIM based contactless system, initially starting with mobile payments and moving onto coupons and ticketing in the future.According to the pair, this is the first time that an NFC system has been rolled out with the SIM as the secure element – which means that users can top up credit without having to go into a branch or find a kiosk and, for Taiwan Mobile, it means being able to register new users and manage services remotely.NFC’s main virtue is that it’s a really easy technology to use. That said, anything that makes it even easier can’t be a bad thing.

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