Telecom Lead Asia: Chinese gear maker ZTE said
its SIM-based NFC mobile device will be used for toll payments in Turkey.
Utilizing Turkcell T11 (ZTE Racer II), the toll
payments service will be supported by Turkcell, mobile operator in Turkey.
Users can use Turkcell T11 to swipe bank POS machines and
highway toll payment points and pay for products and services.
Turkey already has over 60,000 contactless payment points
and is leading the world in mobile commerce innovation.
People always carry mobile phones with them and Turkcell
T11 is able to provide a friendly interface and rich interactive features that
enable customers to use their handsets in new and innovative
ways. ZTE offers a number of NFC handsets around the world, and in
Japan we have products that support Felica. Our next target is Europe, and the
product we offer with Turkcell has already seen strong success,” said Kan
Yulun, vice president and CTO of the Handset Division, ZTE.
Turkcell T11 is powered by Android 2.2 Froyo and an ARM
processor running at over 600MHz. It features with 256MB RAM, 512MB ROM and
200MB of internal memory.
ZTE’s revenue increased 29 percent increase to $13.7
billion in 2011. Its overseas operating revenue grew 30 percent to $7.4 billion
during the period, accounting for 54.2 percent of overall operating
The company covers approximately 88 percent of the
Turkish population through its 3G and 99.13 percent through its 2G technology
Turkcell reported a TRY2.4 billion (US$1.3 billion) net
revenue with total assets of TRY17.2 billion (US$9.7 billion) as of March 31,