Gemalto will be providing trusted services for Vodafone's customers around the world, including NFC payments, in a multi-year contract between the two companies. The deal will see Gemalto providing the end-to-end infrastructure necessary to secure mobile applications, including pay-by-bonk and ticketing, utilising a secure …
On the one hand...
... providers are pushed by market demand into becoming "dumb pipes", depriving them from ridiculous margins on specific services instead of simply being a data carrier. On the other hand, they're countermanding this by trying to grab ownership of the customer, rebranding him "consumer", then sold off to the highest bidder.
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Let's hope Vodafone don't end up writing their suppliers software for them......
Anon - have had dealings with a certain supplier in question.
One standard to rule them all? not
I can see a short term future when NFC works if you are on the same network as the other person or the transaction will fail. Long term mergers will happen and we get universal service. Not something that will drive uptake..
Lets also hope the NFC system isn't supported by vodafone legendary customer service teams......
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