The research confirms our suspicion that the combination of mobile and contactless is substantially more disruptive in the payments space that either technology is by itself. While different groups of stakeholders have different technology preferences, it’s NFC that gets the “transferable vote” if you see what I mean. Thus, as a group, the stakeholders will co-operate to make NFC a success even though it may not be the no.1 choice of all of them.
Incidentally, if any of you hip groovers out there will be coming along to the O2 Wireless Festival in Hyde Park tomorrow, I’ll see you there and we can together enjoy a number of popular beat combos, including Faithless and Kelis (and before you ask, no I don’t know who they are either: the last band I saw live was Hawkwind). Consult Hyperion have developed some NFC applications for O2 and they are being used for the first time at the event.
These opinions are my own (I think) and presented solely in my capacity as an interested member of the general public [posted with ecto]