KDDI to kick off mobile NFC services in Japan

Telecom Lead Team:
KDDI will begin its mobile NFC
services from late January 2012. The services will enable usage of NFC services
through mobile phones for the first time in Japan.


In conjunction
with the Mobile Non-contact IC Service Promotion Council, KDDI is planning to construct
and maintain environments for service providers to supply mobile NFC services
and to promote the popularization of NFC mobile phones as an important part in
every aspect of the consumer lifestyle.


Mobile phones
equipped with mobile NFC services will allow users to use an array of
specialized functions, including a “card function” that enables
payment services like electronic money and credit as well as electronic coupons
and electronic membership cards all on a mobile phone platform.


The reader
function of NFC service will enable information reading by sweeping an NFC
mobile phone over a poster that contains an NFC tag. And, the peer to peer
function will enable information exchange between NFC mobile phones or by
sweeping an NFC mobile phone over an NFC compatible device.


users will be able to conveniently manage a variety of activities like shopping
and public transport all with just one NFC mobile phone, both in Japan and
overseas as well.


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