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Look to Shanghai for the future of NFC in China — and beyond

OPINION: It looks as though Shanghai is now set to be the venue for a new series of mobile contactless payment initiatives from China’s mobile operators, banks and public transport providers.

How well the services set to be introduced by China Mobile, China UnionPay and China Unicom perform will have a major impact on the world market for near field communication.

This is not only because China is the world’s largest mobile market; it’s also because the companies involved are not just looking at NFC. They are also considering a range of other technologies with China Mobile, at least, having expressed a preference for a solution that will not require subscribers to upgrade their handsets in order to join its new service…

Sarah Clark, Editor

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  1. Thank you for posting this teaser. Yes, I am interested in learning more.

    There are plenty of solutions out there that don't require upgrading the phone (HW), rather just the software. This can be complicating depending on who does it. If it is the consumer there are issues confirming it was done properly, if it is the operator – how will they do this, FOTA? Another glaring issue is building the appropriate amount of security. Ideally all the proprietary data and NFC applications will reside in a secure cell. The architecture to achieve this requires the inclusion of embedded virtualization. Open Kernel Labs provides market leading, proven mobile vitualization currently embedded in more than 300MM devices.



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