GSMA Digital Commerce Blog

Read the latest updates, analysis and opinion pieces on the role of mobile for digital commerce, particularly for payments, e-commerce, retail and transport.

Retail

Secondary Ticketing Industry – an Appetite for Disruption? March 30, 2017 Live entertainment ticketing has to come into the digital age. The live music...

Transport

Mobile transport services, a promising business March 22, 2017 Transport is an area where mobile is transforming the user experience – and...

General

Blockchain – Understanding the Principles and the Potential February 17, 2017 Blockchain is a much talked-about technology; but is it hype or a revolution?...

Payment

P2P payments Gimmick or Gizmo? January 20, 2017 For most tech-savvy consumers, the mention of P2P (person to person) payments...

Payment

Creating a security baseline for connected devices November 29, 2016 In one of our previous blog posts we introduced Trusted Execution Environment...

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Reflections on Mobey Day 2016: the next steps to changing mobile commerce November 10, 2016 Mobey Day is the annual flagship event by Mobey Forum that brings together de...

Retail

From destination to conversation: How mobile is changing commerce in our phono sapien world October 17, 2016 In 2016 we live in a mobile-first world, populated by what The Economist term...

Payment

What will PSD2 do for the mobile phone user? September 19, 2016 In June the GSMA wrote on how banks can adapt to meet PSD2.  Passing into Eu...

Transport

Transport for London: The Evolution of Contactless Payments August 17, 2016 Contactless payments continue to become very prominent within our day-to-day ...

Transport

Global Interoperability in public transport with NFC mobile devices August 2, 2016 Contactless cards have been widely used in the transport industry for many ye...

Payment

Exploring tokenisation in France and Poland July 18, 2016 In April 2016, the GSMA published a case study of SIM-based tokenisation as d...

Event

MWC Shanghai 2016: Partnerships and identity key to digital commerce in Asia July 14, 2016 Taking place between June 29th and July 1st, Mobile World Congress Shanghai 2...

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MWC Shanghai 2016: Digital Commerce Summit to explore mobile payment landscape across Asia June 22, 2016 With the e-commerce market in China reaching $1.2 trillion in the first half ...

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EBA Day 2016: A Brave New World for Payments June 13, 2016 The European Banking Association (not to be mistaken for the European Banking...

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Button: A Pioneering Contextual Commerce Solution May 24, 2016 Contextual commerce is swiftly becoming an area of focus for Operators, merch...

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Mobile ticketing: Calypso Networks Association specifies the conditions for use of Host Card Emulation (HCE) May 13, 2016 In response to requests from numerous members, ticketing transaction speciali...

Event

Trends in the dynamic landscape of digital payment: Contactless Intelligence 2016 May 6, 2016 Hosted in London at the end of April, the Contactless Intelligence 2016 confe...

Event

Money20/20: Changes in digital will mean changes in society April 21, 2016 Hosted this month in Copenhagen, Money20/20’s inaugural European event ...

Payment

Mobile security technology – an overview of the Trusted Execution Environment (TEE) April 6, 2016 As our smart devices and a myriad of applications feature ever more prominent...

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China Unicom’s Wo-Wallet helps enable a ‘world where mobile unlocks a diversity of services’ March 24, 2016 At a recent mobile payments seminar, a leading expert argued that the recent ...

Digital Commerce

Digital Commerce Highlights at Mobile World Congress 2016 March 17, 2016 A Global Showcase of Innovative Technologies in Digital Commerce Mobile World...

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Tokenisation to enable ubiquity of commerce devices February 25, 2016 With the growing number of digital wallet services that rely on its technolog...

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‘Carry nothing, have everything – the essence of mobile’ February 24, 2016 With increasing innovation in mobile payments and consumer demand for conveni...

Retail

Next generation retail showcased inside the GSMA Innovation City February 22, 2016 From virtual shopping to identity checking, Innovation City is hosting the ve...

Live projects

Vodafone Partners with PayPal February 15, 2016 LONDON — PayPal and Vodafone have agreed to enable customers in Europe ...

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Transforming retail experiences: Digital Commerce at Mobile World Congress 2016 February 11, 2016 Digital Commerce have an exceptional line up of seminars, interactive demos, ...

Payment

Experts back PSD2 to shake up mobile payments February 8, 2016 At a recent seminar hosted by the GSMA, ecosystem experts from Paul Hastings,...

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Digital Commerce seminar sheds light on how tokenisation is moving mobile payments forward February 4, 2016 Vanda Illyes, Technical Author London − Tokenisation has been a hot topic w...

Retail

How Etisalat is using Mobile Connect and Virtual Mall to set a new standard in digital commerce January 8, 2016 George Held, Vice President, Etisalat A little while ago, I explained how dat...

Payment

Mobile Operator Etisalat discusses the evolution of retail in the Middle East December 21, 2015 George Held, Vice President, Etisalat In the Middle East, the days of trade b...

Payment

Mobile set to take greater share of Christmas transactions December 20, 2015 Vanda Illyes, Technical Author   With Christmas just around the corner, ...

Transport

Mobile and transport industries unveil joint venture to deploy NFC mobile ticketing in France December 14, 2015 Pierre Combelles, Head of Digital Commerce, GSMA Mobile operator Orange, SIM ...

Live projects

Gemalto, Orange, RATP and SNCF join forces to create Wizway Solutions December 10, 2015 Paris, Thursday, 3 December 2015 – Heads of four leading public services an...

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Tokenisation and mobile payments: secure element based versus cloud based (HCE) model December 7, 2015 Vanda Illyes, Technical Author   Over the last few years there has been ...

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GSMA COMMENDS ALLOCATION OF ADDITIONAL SPECTRUM FOR MOBILE BROADBAND AT WRC-15 December 7, 2015 Geneva: John Giusti, Chief Regulatory Officer, GSMA, commented on the outcom...

Payment

Digital Commerce seminar reveals identity will be key to unlocking the potential of remote payments December 4, 2015 London—Following the release of various high profile payment solutions, the...

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‘Mobile Friday’ indicates broader trend in digital commerce November 26, 2015 As this year’s Black Friday dawns, more shoppers are preparing to purchase ...

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Orange launch SIM centric NFC services for transport November 18, 2015 Malaga City Council, EMT Málaga and Orange have collaborated to launch a new...

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Commerce – the business that values data, not money November 17, 2015 Is the buzz around commerce just about offering your products on whichever ch...

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Money 20/20: Mobile key to unlocking commercial innovation and financial inclusion November 5, 2015 LAS VEGAS – At this year’s Money 20/20, a central theme was how mobile is...

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Tokenisation highlights the power of mobile in payment security October 30, 2015 The payment ecosystem is evolving. Ubiquitous connectivity and the mass marke...

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Orange Cash launched nationwide in France October 29, 2015 Following a successful initial launch in Caen, Lille, Nice, Strasbourg and Re...

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Orange discuss the value of SIM-centric NFC in a thriving contactless payment market October 27, 2015 Contactless payments have been widely embraced by consumers across the globe,...

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Security and Fintech major points of discussion at Digital Commerce Roundtable October 13, 2015 Pierre Combelles, Head of Digital Commerce, GSMA SAN FRANSCISCO-At the end of...

Retail

How is the power of mobile transforming the customer journey? October 8, 2015 Mobile is greatly enhancing the customer journey in many new and interesting ...

Payment

London Fashion week shows contactless payment making inroads into wearables market October 2, 2015 This year’s London Fashion Week provided an ideal demonstration of just how...

General

The impact of mobile on the evolution of Fintech September 28, 2015 Years from now, history will tell us that the new evolution in finance was ro...

Payment

Understanding the role of mobile in Silicon Valley’s Fintech Boom September 17, 2015 Silicon Valley is home to the latest innovation in finance – Fintech, t...

Payment

EU Directive presents operators with payment market opportunity September 7, 2015 The European Payment Services Directive (PSD2) will further open up the payme...

Payment

A day in the life of Valyou Wallet August 19, 2015 Mobile contactless payment is experiencing significant growth and gradually b...

Payment

How EnStream is transforming the Canadian mobile payments market August 10, 2015 Canada is a world leader in mobile payments. The country’s early commitment...

Retail

The market is ready for mobile couponing but how could it work? August 7, 2015 Although in its early stages, digital couponing has already shown itself to b...

Retail

Five mobile technologies merchants should know about August 5, 2015 The in-store customer experience can be enriched by the use of mobile technol...

Live projects

HKT launches Tap & Go mobile payment July 29, 2015 Hong Kong Telecommunications (HKT) has launched a SIM-based contactless mobil...

Payment

Change in the payment network will transform the way we live July 27, 2015 The versatility and omnipresence of mobile is fundamentally changing the paym...

General

MWC Shanghai 2015 Recap July 23, 2015 Digital Commerce Summit: Industry experts discuss ‘biggest opportunity sinc...

Payment

How mobile is uniquely placed to enable ‘one-click’ payments July 13, 2015 Within just a few years of their inception, smartphones have achieved mass-ma...

General

Showcase cutting-edge mobile commerce innovations at MWCS15 July 10, 2015 Across Asia, digital commerce is enabling millions of people to access goods ...

Live projects

NZ’s Semble adds public transport to its mobile wallet July 8, 2015 New Zealand’s contactless mobile wallet Semble is now available for public ...

Payment

Chinese market presents huge opportunity for mobile payment July 3, 2015 For mobile network operators in China, digital commerce is a huge opportunity...

Live projects

Canadian mobile operators welcome new bank to suretap mobile wallet June 24, 2015 Suretap, a leading Canadian open mobile wallet technology, has announced addi...

Payment

GlobalPlatform’s Kevin Gillick discusses mobile payments June 22, 2015 Last year, GlobalPlatform worked with the GSMA’s Digital Commerce Programme...

Retail

Mobile couponing: a logical solution in an age of digital commerce June 17, 2015 In both emerging markets and developed economies across the globe, digital co...

Transport

Webinar highlights: Experts explore MIFARE4Mobile guidelines May 27, 2015 Experts from Telecom Italia, MIFARE4Mobile Industry Group and the GSMA gather...

Payment

Introduction to remote payments and the operator opportunity May 20, 2015 I would like to introduce you to the GSMA’s work on remote payments and sha...

General

Latin America – The next growth market for digital commerce May 13, 2015 Digital commerce has grown impressively all over the globe – according ...

Live projects

Vodafone Wallet launches in Hungary May 6, 2015 Vodafone has launched a mobile payment service in Hungary for NFC smartphones...

Live projects

NFC-CITY Berlin mobile payment services launches April 16, 2015 The NFC-CITY Berlin mobile payment initiative has launched in Germany and is ...

Transport

New guidelines to help mobile and transport operators together April 15, 2015 Did you know more than 150 million contactless card terminals and readers are...

Retail

It’s time for retailers to embrace showrooming April 14, 2015 Is showrooming a threat or an opportunity? No matter your stance it’s certa...

Live projects

NZ mobile wallet Semble launches March 31, 2015 Semble, a joint venture between mobile operators Vodafone, 2degreses and Spar...

Live projects

Cash by Optus launches wearable watch March 3, 2015 Australian mobile operator Optus has announced a proof of concept (POC) that...

Live projects

Orange Cash mobile payment system launched in Spain February 19, 2015 Orange has launched its Orange Cash mobile payment system in Spain for NFC sm...

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