Thursday, August 17, 2017

Megafon launching public transport payment system

viagra canadian pharmacy/>Megafon, the Russian mobile operator, is planning to launch NFC-based payment for public transport in Yekaterinburg.

A special application supporting the NFC services, based on its sim cards, has already been prepared, TelecomPaper.com reports.

The new service will be available in all metro stations and on all 1,600 public transport vehicles in Yekaterinburg.

To test the capabilities of the service, volunteers will carry out a trial run, according to TelecomPaper.com.

Megafon is one of three major mobile networks in Russia and the only one that operates its own network and provides a range of services throughout the country. It has more than 62 million active subscriber accounts, as well as subsidiaries in Tajikistan, Abkhazia and South Ossetia.

Megafon built its first data center in Novosibirsk in 2009 to cover the Siberian, Ural and Far East market. This was followed by the Volga area's Samara center, Russia's largest at that time.