BNP Paribas has selected Oberthur Technologies to supply the NFC Services Management Solution for an NFC project in Nice, France. Oberthur will manage the mobile payment service on behalf of BNP Paribas via an OTA (Over the Air) Platform.
Starting in the spring of 2010 more than 3,000 residents in the French city of Nice will be able to pay for public transport tickets and obtain information on routes and timetables using NFC handsets. Additional NFC-based services are also due to be available at local museums, cultural events and on campus at the University of Nice Sophia Antipolis. Future NFC functionality is expected to be rolled out gradually.
Oberthur Technologies offers “NFC Now” for banks and financial institutions and provides a solution for secured remote personalization, PIN management and EMV parameter updates. The NFC solution is compliant with the latest standards for mobile payment and is hosted by Oberthur Technologies’ secured Service Centers which are certified by MasterCard, Visa and GIE CB.