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Several French cities plan contactless services

Tuesday 26 October 2010 | 10:28 CET | News
A dozen French cities plan to launch wide-scale contactless payment and information service on mobile phones with the backing of the ministry of industry, reports Les Echos. The city projects approved under the initiative will receive state assistance for consultancy and engineering, but no other subsidies are planned at this stage. These projects tend to include contactless payment for public transportation systems, where there is sufficient demand and a large enough user-base to make them financially viable. The city of Nice is the national pioneer for municipal NFC initiatives and others

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