KDDI, Softbank, and SK Telecom sign MOU of interop with FeliCa and MiFare NFC devices http://bit.ly/9EPveu
KDDI, Softbank, and SK Telecom have begun the examination of “The cellular phone is held up” commonness service. Sharing service that cooperates with KDDI of Japan by SK Telecom of mobile Softbank and South Korea in the use of NFC, holds up the cellular phone, and uses it is examined. It is an idea to enable sharing in the future.
Three companies (KDDI, mobile Softbank, and South Korea SK Telecom) announced that it had concluded the memo that examined the possibility of sharing equipment with common service to Japan-South Korea where noncontact IC”NFC” had been used on July 7 on July 15.
The services such as digital cash, membership cards, and coupons that use the “FeliCa” chip built into the cellular phone by the name of wallet cellular phone are being provided in Japan. On the other hand, the technology of incompatible “Mifare” is adopted, and it is not possible to use it mutually with FeliCa even in South Korea though the digital cash service etc. are being similarly provided.
Then, three companies use NFC, share service where the cellular phone with different method is held up in each country of the current state, and grope for the possibility of enabling use in the Japan-South Korea two countries. Concretely,
1. Examination of feasibility of a lot of services like information acquisition from credit settlement, voucher, membership card, and poster that can be used by holding up cellular phone in the two countries in Japan-South Korea etc.
2. Examination of possibility of sharing equipment that achieves service like server etc. that do download and personal authentication of application
Common service has the idea to aim at making to the business the early stage, and for the country that can use service where the cellular phone is held up centering on Asia to expand in the future. Via: IT Media.