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Technologies 2014, 2(3), 143-163; doi:10.3390/technologies2030143

Near Field Communication: Technology and Market Trends

Department of Business Studies, Roma Tre University, via Silvio D'Amico 77, 00145 Rome, Italy
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Received: 30 April 2014 / Revised: 15 July 2014 / Accepted: 27 August 2014 / Published: 5 September 2014
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Abstract

Among the different hi-tech content domains, the telecommunications industry is one of the most relevant, in particular for the Italian economy. Moreover, Near Field Communication (NFC) represents an example of innovative production and a technological introduction in the telecommunications context. It has a threefold function: card emulator, peer-to-peer communication and digital content access, and it could be pervasively integrated in many different domains, especially in the mobile payment one. The increasing attention on NFC technology from the academic community has improved an analysis on the changes and the development perspective about mobile payments. It has considered the work done by the GSMA (Global System for Mobile Communications Association) and the NFC Forum in recent years. This study starts from an analysis of the scientific contributions to Near Field Communication and how the main researches on this topic were conceived. Our focus is on the diffusion rates, the adoption rates and the technology life cycle. After that, we analyze the technical-economical elements of NFC. Finally, this work presents the state of art of the improvements to this technology with a deeper focus on NFC technologies applied to the tourism industry. In this way, we have done a case analysis that shows some of the NFC existent applications linked to each stage of the tourism value chain. View Full-Text
Keywords: NFC—Near Field Communication; market trends; mobile payment; tourism applications; technological innovation NFC—Near Field Communication; market trends; mobile payment; tourism applications; technological innovation
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Arcese, G.; Campagna, G.; Flammini, S.; Martucci, O. Near Field Communication: Technology and Market Trends. Technologies 2014, 2, 143-163.

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