Contactless -

Telecom Italia and SIA testing mobile ticketing service via NFC

Public transport companies TPER (Transport Passenger Emilia-Romagna), ANM Napoli, START Romagna, Telecom Italy and SIA Group have signed an agreement to develop and test a “mobile ticketing” platform enabling all citizens owning a latest generation Smartphone to purchase and validate tickets directly through their mobile phones.

This project begins according to the instructions provided by the Ministry of Transport contained in the Digital Agenda foreseeing the dissemination of electronic ticketing systems interoperable at national level.

The technology upon which this system is based on is Near Field Communication SIM-based and includes two key components: new generation SIM phone allowing to safely “host” third-party applications and, in the specific case of transport, to load travel tickets once purchased, store them in a protected area from fraud attempts up to the time of actual use.

The post Telecom Italia and SIA testing mobile ticketing service via NFC appeared first on Payments Cards & Mobile.