Dr Nav Bains news https://www.nfcw.com/technology/dr-nav-bains/ At the heart of the contactless ecosystem since 2008 Fri, 14 Oct 2022 11:22:01 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=6.1.1 https://www.nfcw.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/cropped-nfcw-favicon-white-32x32.png Dr Nav Bains news https://www.nfcw.com/technology/dr-nav-bains/ 32 32 37289602 GSMA appoints new head of NFC https://www.nfcw.com/2012/10/19/320641/gsma-appoints-new-head-of-nfc/ Fri, 19 Oct 2012 13:39:36 +0000 http://www.nfcw.com/?p=20641 Pierre Combelles has been appointed as the GSMA‘s new business lead for NFC, replacing Nav Bains, who left to join Vivotech earlier this year. Combelles joins the GSMA from France Telecom-Orange group, where he was involved in multi-operator NFC projects as vice president of open innovations. “I am delighted to be joining the GSMA’s NFC […]

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Pierre Combelles has been appointed as the GSMA‘s new business lead for NFC, replacing Nav Bains, who left to join Vivotech earlier this year.

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PIERRE COMBELLES: “Many rewarding challenges ahead”

Combelles joins the GSMA from France Telecom-Orange group, where he was involved in multi-operator NFC projects as vice president of open innovations.

“I am delighted to be joining the GSMA’s NFC program as we reach a unique turning point in delivering innovative NFC services to mobile subscribers across the globe,” says Combelles. “The work being done already in the NFC arena is showing us that this is a life-changing era in the history of mobile connectivity.

“I believe that end-users are ready and are looking to the mobile ecosystem to deliver NFC services. There are many rewarding challenges ahead and I look forward to working with the GSMA and its partners to encourage the development of interoperable NFC services for everyone to enjoy.”

The GSMA’s NFC program for the next year will have three priorities, says Combelles:

  • Helping operators in promising NFC markets roll out services using lessons from the handful of rollouts already launched by telcos
  • Streamlining testing and certification of NFC handsets
  • Filling in the gaps in NFC standards and procedures

Combelles will start work at the GSMA’s London headquarters on 1 November where he will work with James Heaphy, the GSMA’s NFC program director. Overall, the association now has more than twenty staff working on NFC.

GSMA appoints new head of NFC was written by Sarah Clark and published by NFCW.

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GSMA NFC lead joins Vivotech https://www.nfcw.com/2012/05/08/315568/gsma-nfc-lead-joins-vivotech/ Tue, 08 May 2012 13:58:30 +0000 http://www.nfcw.com/?p=15568 Nav Bains, the GSMA‘s high profile business lead for NFC, has left the carrier trade association to join NFC supplier Vivotech as VP of business development for telecommunications and channel management. “This is a defining time for the deployment and adoption of NFC technology worldwide, and Vivotech’s collaborative approach to improve adoption and overcome industry […]

GSMA NFC lead joins Vivotech was written by Mike Clark and published by NFCW.

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Nav Bains, the GSMA‘s high profile business lead for NFC, has left the carrier trade association to join NFC supplier Vivotech as VP of business development for telecommunications and channel management. “This is a defining time for the deployment and adoption of NFC technology worldwide, and Vivotech’s collaborative approach to improve adoption and overcome industry barriers is one that I fully support,” says Bains.

GSMA NFC lead joins Vivotech was written by Mike Clark and published by NFCW.

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Samsung ships 4m NFC handsets https://www.nfcw.com/2011/11/15/311330/samsung-ships-4m-nfc-handsets/ Tue, 15 Nov 2011 14:35:22 +0000 http://www.nfcw.com/?p=11330 Samsung shipped four million NFC phones in the first eight months of this year, the GSM Association’s Nav Bains has revealed. The company had previously shipped just 100,000 NFC handsets in total. Bains, the trade association’s NFC lead, says that the technology has now reached a tipping point and that the GSMA knows of 26 […]

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Samsung shipped four million NFC phones in the first eight months of this year, the GSM Association’s Nav Bains has revealed. The company had previously shipped just 100,000 NFC handsets in total. Bains, the trade association’s NFC lead, says that the technology has now reached a tipping point and that the GSMA knows of 26 commercially available handsets offering SIM-based NFC.

Samsung ships 4m NFC handsets was written by Mike Clark and published by NFCW.

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Mifare4Mobile Group to develop next generation NFC transport ticketing services https://www.nfcw.com/2010/06/30/34041/mifare4mobile-group-to-develop-next-generation-nfc-transport-ticketing-services/ Wed, 30 Jun 2010 16:24:30 +0000 http://www.nearfieldcommunicationsworld.com/?p=4041 NXP has joined forces with Ericsson, Gemalto, Oberthur Technologies, STMicroelectronics, Venyon and Vivotech to form an industry group that aims to develop a new generation of NFC-based transport ticketing services.

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NEW GROUP: Members will steer Mifare's move to mobile phones

NXP, Ericsson, Gemalto, Oberthur Technologies, STMicroelectronics, Venyon and Vivotech have joined forces to form the Mifare4Mobile Industry Group, with the aim of enabling members to work together to standardise and advance the management of Mifare applications on NFC-enabled devices.

The first version of Mifare4Mobile was announced by NXP in late 2008. It was designed to provide mobile network operators, trusted services managers and service providers with a single interoperable programming interface to remotely provision and manage Mifare Classic-based NFC ticketing services over the air. The current version of the Mifare4Mobile interface specifications has been licensed by more than 200 organisations around the world.

Now, the Mifare4Mobile industry group plans to further develop the specifications to include support for the more sophisticated Mifare DESFire technology and for systems involving multiple Trusted Service Managers. Interface specification licenses will be available free of charge.

“As an increased number of companies begin to develop their own NFC applications to support transactions such as ticketing, there is an increased need for collaboration with other partners in the ecosystem to enable interoperable over-the-air configuration of SIM cards and handsets,” says the new group. “The Mifare4Mobile industry group, which includes both hardware partners and trusted service managers, will actively support the global adoption of NFC and the needs of all stakeholders.

“The group will act as a platform to provide future direction, discuss experiences and share best practices to ensure evolution, interoperable development and implementation of the Mifare4Mobile technology,” it adds.

Mifare4Mobile comprises a set of APIs which cover:

  • Wallet and user interface APIs. These are designed to ensure a consistent user experience, provide interoperability with other card formats and render card content on the phone screen in a convenient and flexible way.
  • Over-the-air and trusted service manager APIs. These are designed to allow OTA providers to access Mifare resources on any secure element in a consistent way and to ensure a uniform approach to Mifare application life cycle management.
  • Secure element platform APIs. These are designed to provide common access to the hardware resources of the Mifare portfolio.

“The Mifare4Mobile technology enables mobile network operators, trusted services managers and service providers to seamlessly leverage NFC-enabled mobile phone services on the existing vast Mifare infrastructures around the world,” says Dr Nav Bains, the GSM Association‘s senior director for Mobile Money. “Increased collaboration by some of NFC’s most influential stakeholders will support the creation and facilitate the integration of business for the mobile network industry related to NFC-based services.”

Mifare4Mobile Group to develop next generation NFC transport ticketing services was written by Sarah Clark and published by NFCW.

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