NFC field trial by DnB NOR and Telenor
The test is the first of its kind in the Nordic region and is being run in cooperation with MasterCard, Giesecke & Devrient, BBS (a provider of electronic ID, payment and information solutions based in Norway), EDB (an IT service operator headquartered in Oslo), and Teller (a local payment expert). Participants are being equipped with an NFC enabled mobile phone, together with an NFC SIM card from Giesecke & Devrient that stores the payment application.
In the fall of 2009 the trial will be extended to include "shops in strategic places in Oslo," says DnB NOR. DnB NOR and Telenor have been working together on NFC since April 2008 when they formed TSM Nordic, a joint venture charged with creating a trusted service manager to handle the introduction of NFC in the Nordic region (cf. Smart Insights #08-18).