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Analyst Views: MWC 2015 Highlights: Day Two

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Ovum round-up from Day 2 of MWC15 includes Facebook’s initiative, Deutsche Telekom’s single European network plans, PayPal’s NFC move, and Big Data.  Mark Zuckerberg advocates operator partnerships to help connect more people to the Internet Paul Lambert, Analyst, Service Providers and Markets Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg used his keynote speech at MWC 2015 to […]

Analyst View: Android Pay is the next step in Google’s mutating payments strategy

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Google has followed up its recent Softcard deal with the announcement of Android Pay during a keynote session at Mobile World Congress. Android Pay is designed as an API framework that will enable third parties to leverage its capabilities to enhance their own m-commerce applications for Android devices. This take on m-payments is different to […]

Analyst Views: MWC 2015 Highlights - Day One

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Major players revisit calls for regulatory change Steven Hartley, Practice Leader, Service Provider and Markets The CEOs of three of Europe’s leading telcos launched MWC 2015 with the traditional call for regulatory change. They have a strong case, but what was most interesting was hearing how they view their futures. It is easy to be […]

Analyst View: Paypal embraces NFC in a move to strengthen its mobile payments play in bricks and mortar retail

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PayPal has done well to acquire Paydiant, an attractive US start up that has developed a flexible mobile wallet platform. Paydiant’s white label wallet platform is proving popular with retailers and banks that want to provide and their own m-commerce services, rather than be part of third party proposition such as Google Wallet and ApplePay. […]

Analyst view: Samsung’s m-payments move will intensify the mobile wallet wars

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Samsung Pay’s support of NFC and MST on the new Galaxy S6 models is designed to give the company a double bite at mobile proximity payments. Older magnetic stripe (magstripe) card readers are still widespread and dominate in the US, where acceptance infrastructure for NFC mobile payments is modest by comparison. The incorporation of MST […]