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New mobile payments service emerges in Taiwan

Country’s largest mobile payment company has launched

A new competitor has emerged in the mobile commerce space. Taiwan Mobile Payment Co., which is now Taiwan’s largest mobile commerce platform, has officially launched with the support of 32 of the country’s major financial institutions. The platform supports NFC-based mobile payments, allowing consumers with smartphones and tablets to make payments in physical stores that have NFC-enabled point-of-sale systems installed. The new platform may be welcome among consumers that have been looking for a new mobile payment service for some time.

New platform will leverage NFC technology to process payments and has strong support from Taiwan’s financial institutions

The mobile payments being made through the new platform will be processed through Taiwan Mobile Payment’s trusted service manager. This system will secure the financial information being used by the platform to authenticate payments. The platform will also support payments made through Visa and MasterCard and can be used to make purchases at more than 30,000 stores throughout the country. The platform also has strong support from various financial institutions, making it more accessible to a wide range of consumers.

Taiwan continues to grow as a prominent mobile commerce market

nfc mobile paymentsTaiwan is quickly becoming a very prominent mobile commerce market. Two other services have already emerged in the country, but consumers have been demanding a larger, more capable service for some time. Currently, Taiwan Mobile Payment is the largest mobile payment service provider in Taiwan and has been accredited by both Visa and MasterCard.

New service relies on NFC technology in order to facilitate mobile transactions made from devices equipped with NFC chips

The new mobile commerce platform is expected to work with 20 different smartphone models, most of which are Android devices. These devices are equipped with NFC technology, allowing them to interface with payment platforms that also use this technology. NFC currently makes up much of the backbone of the mobile commerce world. Some payment services have opted to avoid using NFC technology to make their platforms more accessible to those that do not have NFC-enabled mobile devices.

New mobile commerce service set to launch in Taiwan

Gemalto partners with Chunghwa Telecom to launch new mobile service for consumers

Gemalto, an international digital security firm, has announced that it has partnered with Chunghwa Telecom, the largest telecommunications operator in Taiwan, to launch a new mobile commerce service. The service will be based on NFC technology, allowing users to participate in contactless payments from their mobile devices. The launch of this new service is being supported by MasterCard and four of Taiwan’s leading banks.

Mobile commerce continues to gain momentum in Taiwan as mobile device ownership rises

Mobile commerce has become quite popular in Taiwan, largely due to the growing smartphone penetration. More consumers than ever are beginning to use their mobile devices to conduct the business of their daily lives. Shopping online from a mobile device is becoming a common practice among consumers in Taiwan, and a growing number of people want to use their mobile devices to make purchases in physical stores. As such, the demand for new mobile commerce services has been on the rise.

Consumers can use mobile service to pay for goods and services, including public transit

Taiwan Mobile CommerceThe new service will be making use of Gemalto’s UpTeq Multi-tenant NFC SIM, which can be used to give most mobile devices NFC capabilities. The services will allow Cunghwa Telecom’s customers to pay for goods and services, including the fare associated with public transit systems. These payments can be made by swiping a mobile device near an NFC reader, which will collect information and authenticate a transaction.

Gemalto will work to make NFC-based mobile payments more secure than they have been in the past

NFC technology has formed the backbone of mobile commerce for several years. There have been security concerns regarding the use of this technology, however, as mobile commerce has become a popular target for some malicious groups. NFC can be exploited to access consumer financial information, but Gemalto has extensive experience in security matters and ensuring that this information is not compromised. The company may be able to help make the new mobile commerce service secure and popular among consumers in Taiwan.