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Considering all the buzz around NFC overseas, a timely topic for the latest Mobility Newsletter by DoCoMo: http://bit.ly/runHwx
Ahhh – “way back in 2004″ – the historic beta launch presser was actually in Dec. 2003 those were the days! [Eds]
Mobility Newsletter #34
Long before Google Wallet, ISIS or Quick Tap – in fact, way back in 2004 – Japanâ€™s leading mobile operator, NTT DOCOMO, pioneered a near-field communication (NFC) platform called â€œOsaifu-Keitaiâ€ (â€œmobile walletâ€ in Japanese) based on Sonyâ€™s â€œFeliCaâ€ contactless chip. In the years since, DOCOMO has developed some of the worldâ€™s most varied and sophisticated NFC applications for commercial services. And now, the company is sharing its commercial deployment know-how with mobile operators and service providers in the growing worldwide NFC ecosystem.
Some sage advise when entering new turf; Stop, Look and Listen.. it’s also good to secure a local guide. Japan is the cradle of mobile civilization – we have been dedicated to this space since 2001 – trust our archives here offer some useful material.
Domestic activities continue to set the pace, and sharp players are looking at global markets. We have hard-earned industry expertise and trusted network of contacts with access to advanced intell. and potential deal flow. Need a lift.. Ok, buckle-up!