Isis, the mobile commerce joint venture between T-Mobile, AT&T and Verizon, is looking to bring its contactless mobile payments service to overseas markets, according to Bloomberg.
Jaymee Johnson, a spokesperson for Isis, said the company has recently held discussions centered on “international opportunities.” Johnson did not name any prospective partners, but as Bloomberg points out, T-Mobile USA is owned by Deutsch Telekom of Germany, while one of Verizon’s parent companies is UK-based Vodafone.
Meanwhile, Google revealed its plans to take Google Wallet, Isis’s main competitor in the U.S., overseas to London for the 2012 Summer Olympic Games.
According Bloomberg, Isis is already playing “catch-up” to Google Wallet, which launched in the U.S. in September, while Isis is still waiting for its 2012 debut.
Isis is still gaining support, however, with Gemalto announcing earlier this week that it will lend its TSM services to the JV, in addition to partnerships with Visa and handset maker Motorola.
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