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French Government supports deployment of NFC in 17 cities

Jan 19, 2012

French cities with population above 200,000 inhabitants are eligible to apply for funding of 20 million Euros in support of short-range wireless technology services deployment. So far 17 cities have been shortlisted, among which Paris, Nice, Strasbourg, Bordeaux, Lille and Marseilles.

Most of the supported projects involve NFC deployment in public transportation, as well as other public services such as local information and tourism. Among the shortlisted organizations is French Transport Syndicate STIF, which is managing public transportation in Paris.