Indonesian telecoms company PT Telekomunikasi Indonesia and Sony Corporation have announced they will partner to develop an NFC system for the Indonesian market.
The platform, which will be based on Sony’s contactless smartcard technology FeliCa, will allow Indonesians to make electronic payments through a card or smartphone.
The two companies will also promote and develop the platform together.
“Telkom Indonesia and Sony share a vision for smartcard systems, whose introduction they see as making people’s daily lives considerably easier and smarter,” the companies said in a statement.
“With smartcards, customers will be able to use their cards, mobile phones and devices of other shapes and sizes at various locales, such as public transport stations, retail locations, and schools.”
Indra Utoyo, Telkom Indonesia’s innovation and strategic portfolio director, said that he expects the collaboration to increase the use of NFC technologies in Indonesia.
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