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Pakistan to cut taxes on mobile services, handsets

Pakistan’s government announced some relief to the country’s heavily taxed mobile industry and consumers, with …

UK mobile operators form NFC joint venture

Everything Everywhere, which runs the Orange and T-Mobile networks in the UK, Vodafone and Telefónica …

Mobile operator competition, rather than cooperation drives mobile money

In the establishment of a payment dispensation, it is important to consider the size of the payment community. Closed loop payment systems catering only for a few payment participants are doomed to fail as it would only be relevant for a few payments. This is why it is important to create a payment community that is as big as possible.As mobile operators start to recognise the relevance of mobile payments, it would be to their advantage if they can create larger communities that will accept the

Spains leading mobile operators sign NFC collaboration deal

Orange, Telefónica Movistar and Vodafone are to work together to “achieve maximum compatibility and uniformity …

Worlds leading mobile operators commit to NFC with the SIM as the secure element and the operators in control

“Many of the world’s leading operators, including America Movil, Axiata Group Berhad, Bharti, China Unicom, Deutsche Telekom, KT Corporation, MTS, Orange, Qtel Group, Softbank Mobile, Telecom Italia, Telefonica, Telekom Austria Group, Telenor and Vodafone, have…Read more: http://feeds.nearfieldcommunicationsworld.com/~r/nfcw/~3/s-3eL74-qzE/

Libyan mobile operators test new NFC solution from Nokia Siemens Networks and MoreMagic

LPTIC (Libya Post, Telecommunications and Information Technology Holding Company) has begun a four month NFC payments trial, in conjunction with Al Madar and Libyana, the country’s two leading mobile operators. After the trial, LPTIC plans…Read more: http://feeds.nearfieldcommunicationsworld.com/~r/nfcw/~3/-OThGqVx9mI/

Belgian banks and mobile operators to launch SMS and NFC mobile payments service in 2011

Belgium’s mobile network operators have joined forces with the country’s financial sector with the aim of introducing SMS and NFC based mobile payments by the end of 2011. “The goal is to make a mobile…Read more: http://feeds.nearfieldcommunicationsworld.com/~r/nfcw/~3/xSRn74HTJJ4/

Atos Origin, French mobile operators launch Buyster – new JV that delivers internet payment by mobile

(The Paypers) French-based international provider of IT services Atos Origin has entered a joint venture with French mobile operators Bouygues Telecom, Orange and…Read more: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/ThePaypersMobilePayments/~3/6QBN7Z-_JfI/743258-16

OneAPI will solidify a place in the Mobile Payment value chain for Mobile Operators

Up until now, the question has been "How can a mobile operator help me accept …

A new MMU article on the relationships between banks and mobile operators

Offering a mobile money service for the unbanked requires the participation of both a bank and a mobile operator. That means these two parties need to align on what parts of the mobile money value chain each will carry out, agree on a way of working with each other, and decide how to split the value that is created by the service. All this is easier said than done, however; around the world, banks and operators report that it can take up to a year to hammer out an agreement to work together to o