Our new analysis of the $110bn NFC opportunity forecasts that one in every six mobile subscribers globally will have an NFC enabled device by 2014. Currently adoption is centred on the Far East, with use very limited outside of this region. The NFC report determined that payments and retail transactions such as coupons would combine to transform the phone into not only a payment tool but also a retail tool in addition to its many current functions.
Report author Howard Wilcox stated: "Our research found that both the business model and the rollout of POS (Point of Sale) NFC readers at merchant locations are issues that need solving – depending on the country. As these are overcome NFC is poised to enter an operational build up phase culminating in mass service rollouts across many countries, typically in metro areas driven by transport ticketing.”
Further findings from the NFC research was that NFC/Felica payments are already established in Japan but by 2014 North America and Western Europe will be experiencing high growth and by 2014, NFC global gross transaction value will exceed $110bn. The new NFC report also found that retailing ARPU from NFC coupons and smart posters will exceed ARPU from NFC payment transactions.You can click on the following link to download your free NFC whitepaper and for more information on the full report you can contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org