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Report predicts big jump in use of NFC phones as tickets

One in eight of mobile phone users in North America and Western Europe will be using near field communication (NFC) phones as a rail or bus ticket by 2016, according to a report from Juniper Research. This compares with less than 1% today, says the report.

The ability to “tap” an NFC phone containing a mobile ticket against an entrance gate has tremendous user appeal, states report author David Snow. “For operators, a mobile phone ticket also provides new marketing and sales...

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