Sri Lanka deploys contactless ticketing and payment technology

Tuesday 28 January 2014 00:08 CET | News

Dialog Axiata, a Sri Lanka-based mobile market and connectivity provider, NXP Semiconductors, and Orik Payments Solutions, a service and solution provider for payments, contactless payments and NFC, have unveiled that 20.6 million commuters in Sri Lanka are set to be able to use NXPs MIFARE DESFire technology for contactless payments and transport ticketing in Sri Lanka.

The deployment of the TOUCH travel card contactless smart card marks a milestone for Sri Lanka. It joins a number of countries worldwide that use contactless electronic ticketing in their public transport systems. Passengers using the solution have to hold their contactless smart card next to the reader and payment is taken automatically.

TOUCH is set to leverage Dialogs existing eZ cash project (also based on MIFARE DESFire technology) with approximately 14,000 recharge points and around 12,000 retailers accepting eZ NFC payments. To provide a secure infrastructure service, Dialog and Orik have also implemented NXP´s reader ICs and MIFARE SAM AV2 for secure key storage and back-end connection to the central server.

In recent news, The Information and Communication Technology Agency of Sri Lanka (ICTA) and Dialog Axiata have entered into an agreement, to enable customers to use their Dialog phone number to make payments for Government e-services.

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Keywords: Dialog Axiata, NXP Semiconductors, Orik Payments Solutions, Sri Lanka, contactless, ticketing, payment, technology, contactless payments, NFC, payments , MIFARE DESFire
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