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Secondary Ticketing Industry – an Appetite for Disruption?

March 30, 2017

Live entertainment ticketing has to come into the digital age. The live music, sports and entertainment industries are going through somewhat of a Golden Age today, fuelled by the hunger of a majority of millennials who prefer to spend more …

Mobile transport services, a promising business

March 22, 2017

Transport is an area where mobile is transforming the user experience – and continues to do so more and more deeply. Today, transport mobile applications allow one to plan travel, buy tickets and, increasingly, to validate them. Validation is often …

Blockchain – Understanding the Principles and the Potential

February 17, 2017

Blockchain is a much talked-about technology; but is it hype or a revolution? Although it is probably at the peak of the hype curve, it does have the potential to transform how businesses operate. One could describe blockchain as a …

P2P payments Gimmick or Gizmo?

January 20, 2017

For most tech-savvy consumers, the mention of P2P (person to person) payments may conjure up images of free payment services prompting consumers to register to operators’ wallets or e-money accounts – typical such services allow consumers to split restaurant bills …

Creating a security baseline for connected devices

November 29, 2016

In one of our previous blog posts we introduced Trusted Execution Environment (TEE) technology and described its applications. Here, we further explore TEE technology, examine how it can be used to secure mobile applications, and highlight how the GlobalPlatform Security …

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 decision makers from the financial services and FinTech industries. Following this year’s event in Barcelona, the GSMA held a Q&A session with Sirpa Nordlund, Executive Director at …

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 termed a new species of “phono sapiens”. We are glued to our mobile devices most of the time, and use these portable super-computers for so many sophisticated …

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 European law this year (with roll-out due for completion in 2018) the Payment System Directive 2 is designed to close the gaps left by the …

Transport for London: The Evolution of Contactless Payments

August 17, 2016

Contactless payments continue to become very prominent within our day-to-day lives. Since the introduction of contactless payment cards back in 2007 by Barclays, the move towards a cashless society has become ever greater. Britain in particular has been making large …

Global Interoperability in public transport with NFC mobile devices

August 2, 2016

Contactless cards have been widely used in the transport industry for many years; they provide a simple, quick, easy-to-use solution to validate a passenger’s right-to-travel. Traditionally each transport operator installed its contactless ticketing solution to meet the local market demands, …

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