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AT&T Using CorFire For NFC Connect

Telecom firm AT&T will soon use CorFire technology to support its new platform, NFC Connect, that would offer NFC services outside of Isis mobile commerce venture. The company currently co-owns Isis with Verizon and T-Mobile.

The CorFire technology would also support AT&T’s Commerce Connect mobile marketing platform, according to nfcworld.com. The NFC Connect platform would act as a service provider’s service manager for secure non-payment applications like access control.

The technology is currently being tested at Tulane University in New Orleans and Quinnipiac University in Connecticut in partnership with CorFire and enterprise technology provider Blackboard Inc.

For now, the AT&T Commerce Connect would let merchants distribute coupons, loyalty and ID services, gifting and stored-value accounts to customers’ smartphones, the website reported.

AT&T has been making headlines recently. Just last month the telecom company joined forces with Uber, and will be one of Uber’s key providers of new wireless service to drivers on the U.S. Uber platform. Additionally, the Uber app will begin to be embedded in new AT&T Android phones.

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