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NXP to pay $1.76 billion for Marvell’s Wi-Fi, Bluetooth unit

NXP is buying Marvell's Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and other wireless connectivity business assets for $1.76 billion, in a move that NXP says will boost its ability to offer turnkey offerings in its target IoT, automotive and industrial markets, as well as in communication infrastructure. NXP will...

#TBT: Huawei protests U.S. suspicions; Moto goes for the Xoom gold… this week in 2011

Editor’s Note: RCR Wireless News goes all in for “Throwback Thursdays,” tapping into our archives to resuscitate the top headlines from the past. Fire up the time machine, put on the sepia-tinted shades, set the date for #TBT and enjoy the memories! Mobile data on...

2017 Predictions: 5G and the IoT – what does this mean for antennas?

5G and IoT will continue to be a strong focus of the mobile telecom space in 2017, with antennas expected to be central to ongoing development work. Editor’s Note: With 2017 virtually upon us, RCR Wireless News has gathered predictions from across...

Rio Olympics: Visa tests NFC-enabled wearables for mobile payments

RIO DE JANEIRO – Payments using near field communication technology have been a promise for a while, but until now no application has been popular or good enough to replace plastic cards. With about 4,000 points of sale equipped with NFC, Visa is using the Rio...

Rio Olympics: Sensors, big data to be the next revolution

Technology developments play a big role in transforming the Rio Olympics, whether improving result accuracy or increasing athletes’ performances. The next transformation and even greater impact are expected to come from the massive use of sensors combined with big data analytics. Almost 20% of the...

Exploring the role of contactless beacons in a smart city

AUSTIN, Texas – Smart city deployments come in many forms, with one of the most simple methods of imbuing a physical object with connectivity and interactive access being a contactless beacon. Connecthings, founded in 2007, is looking at contactless beacons – think QR codes, NFC, Bluetooth...

Reader Forum: NFC – beyond tap-and-go

One2Touch notes various NFC technology use cases There’s no doubt today’s consumers are mobile, a lifestyle that calls for dependable and continuous communication. As we increasingly rely day-to-day on our mobile devices, near field communication is a short-range wireless connectivity technology that supports the mobile...

Test and Measurement: New NFC standards focus on RF, interoperability

The NFC Forum has released one new and three candidate specifications for near-field communications, which target improved radio frequency support, better interoperability and a new tag operation format that opens up new use cases, according to the organization. The new NFC standard deals with NFC...

Test and Measurement: Keysight, LitePoint and NFC testing

In the test and measurement world this week, Keysight Technologies' T3111S system for near-field communications conformance testing was chosen by China Telecom Corporation Test labs in Guangzhou, China, for its lab there. The system focuses on radio frequency and protocol measurements for NFC, which is a...

6 key factors in NFC testing

Near-field communications technology is expected to see rapid growth in the near future, and Apple made a big splash last year with its NFC-enabled Apple Pay feature for mobile payments. And Google has its Google Wallet option for NFC-enabled Android smartphones.  Rumors abound that...

NXP's superfast NFC (RCR Mobile Minute)

Mobile Minute NXP Semiconductors made headlines this week on reports that Apple has partnered with the Dutch company for NFC (near field communication). An NFC chip inside the new iPhone would mean the smartphone could be used for contactless payments, replacing a credit card in...

Europe: Deutsche Telekom launches mobile wallet in Germany

Deutsche Telekom has begun a quest to convince its cash-loving countrymen to accept mobile payment. The carrier this week launched MyWallet in Germany, allowing its customers to make purchases with their smartphones―and the offer included a sweetner, an introductory bonus of up to €40...

Vodafone launches mobile wallet in Europe

In an aggressive move, telecom giant Vodafone is deploying  its m-payment service throughout Europe. The Vodafone Wallet, which launched is Spain earlier this month, comes to Germany in the next few days, followed by the Netherlands, U.K. and Italy in the spring. The London-based carrier...

Is the bet on m-payments ready to payoff, or bounce yet again?

Mobile payments have had a long and tortured history, with analysts expecting the market for such services to have hit the upswing, only to see such predictions pushed off again and again due to any number of challenges. While the mobile payment market has...

Analyst Angle: Banks and interoperability delay NFC mass adoption in Brazil

Editor’s Note: Welcome to our weekly feature, Analyst Angle. We’ve collected a group of the industry’s leading analysts to give their outlook on the hot topics in the wireless industry. It is certain that Near Field Communications (NFC) will become the standard for the replacement of...

Brazil’s TIM and Vivo test NFC for mobile payment

Two major telecom operators in Brazil announced that they have started trials using near field communication (NFC) technologies for mobile payments.  TIM has partnered with Itaú, MasterCard and Gemalto for its pilot project, while Vivo has chosen Bradesco and Cielo. Itaú and Bradesco are two of...

Analyst Angle: Mobile NFC – The hype and the potential

Mobile near field communication is a hot topic today, with a variety of players gearing up to enter NFC payment, loyalty and couponing, and advertising markets. Mobile NFC widens the possibilities

2013 Predictions: WDS lays out its industry-wide predictions for 2013

Price pressures ensure the survival of the feature phone: Although the feature-phone category will continue to play second fiddle to the smartphone in 2013, price pressures will secure

Frost & Sullivan: 2013 won’t be the year for NFC in Latin America

This won't be the year that near field communication (NFC) takes off in Latin America, since short message service (SMS) solutions are likely to see increased adoption. Although Frost & Sullivan chose mobile payments as one of the region's telecom trends for 2013, Renato...

CES 2013: NFC is ‘Now For Consumers’

Near field communications has been around for a while, but at this year's Consumer Electronics Show it was clear that the technology has made it out of the technical journals and into the products that consumers are buying. From smart TVs to mobile devices...

Claro, Bradesco partner on Brazilian m-payment services

América Móvil's Brazilian wireless unit, Claro, and Brazil-based Bradesco, one of the largest banks in Latin America, announced plans launch two mobile payment services in 2013. The solutions result from a joint venture the companies formed last year, named MPO (Mobile Payment Operator). Both products —...

Reader Forum: Top-up, remote payments, mobile banking – not NFC – are the real opportunity for m-commerce

Most conversations today surrounding mobile payment solutions are overly focused on the opportunities promised by near field communications technology and how this functionality will transform

Report: NFC retail payments market to exceed $180 billion by 2017

As near field communications becomes standard, the NFC retail payments market is expected to exceed $180 billion globally by 2017, more than a seven-fold increase over 2012, according to a new report from Juniper Research. Follow RCR Wireless News—Americas on Twitter, Facebook and subscribe to our free periodic newsletters The forecast...

Reader Forum: Safeguarding mobile payments

With mobile phones set to become as indispensable as a wallet for buying goods and services, mobile payment developments are rapidly gathering pace and different service providers are competing for their slice of the pie.

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