AT&T has announced its selection of CorFire, the mobile commerce business of SK C&C USA, to provide SP TSM and supporting mobile applications for AT&T’s NFC services to be marketed through AT&T NFC Connect.
AT&T hopes that these services will enhance its NFC offering by enabling non-payment
related NFC services, such as Access Control, independent of payment applications executed through AT&T NFC SIM cards. In addition, CorFire also confirmed they are providing the technology for the AT&T Commerce Connect mobile marketing program.
Powered by the same CorFire mCommerce Platform used worldwide by merchants, mobile operators, transit authorities and financial institutions; AT&T Commerce Connect will enable merchants and retailers to create and manage the distribution of offers, coupons, ID services and gifting or stored value accounts directly to smartphones.
AT&T recently announced they are participating in a pilot program with CorFire and Blackboard, which provides contactless student card systems to colleges and universities. The three companies are currently evaluating mobile-NFC access at Tulane University in New Orleans and Quinnipiac University in Connecticut.
“It’s a great honor to provide a core technology for AT&T’s Commerce Connect and NFC Connect product offering,” says Bumsik Han President and CEO of CorFire. “AT&T’s NFC and non-contactless product offering represents a milestone for the mCommerce and Enterprise industries, and reinforces CorFire’s leadership in bringing commercially scalable solutions to market.”
CorFire’s scalable mCommerce technology allows mobile network operators to deploy innovative features such as value-added offers, mobile gifting, closed-loop payments, virtual loyalty cards, as well as, enablement of features that anticipate consumer usage of mCommerce services. This commercially proven platform speeds the onboarding of mobile commerce services across financial institutions, merchants, transit authorities, ticketing agencies and voucher providers.
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