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Wallet Phone Japan Report: Learn the State of the Art of the Most Advanced Wallet Phone Economy

LONDON, Aug. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- has added a new market research report:

Wallet Phone Japan Report: Learn the State of the Art of the Most Advanced Wallet Phone Economy

The world's first wallet phone was the P506iC, which was commercially introduced by NTT-Docomo on July 10th, 2004 with a suite of applications linked to the wallet.

In the 10 years since 2004, wallet phones have developed and expanded greatly. While traditional Japanese wallet phones are still widely in use in Japan, Apple iOS and Android based smartphones are rapidly growing in marketshare and are expanding the universe of wallet phone applications in Japan and globally.

Wallet phones are mobile phones equiped to include bank cards, credit cards, house keys, company access control IDs, electronic cash, train tickets and many more functions. Wallet phones in principle can take over all functions which our wallet has.

Wallet phones enable mobile operators to enter new industries, especially the payment and credit card industries. For this reason wallet phones represent innovation and disruption for established industries, such as credit cards.

This report describes the technology and the eco-systems of wallet phones, and describes several application case studies richly illustred with photographs and descriptions of how wallet phones present value to consumers, and how wallet phones impact established industries.
Executive Summary: wallet phones

The concept: What are wallet phones and why
What are wallet phones?
Suica's 20 year development history
concept: i-mode phone plus FeliCa smartcard as wallet phone
Why wallet phones
Wallet phones: driving cell phones forward to the next stage
mobile phones: stages of development
implications for the mobile carrier

Hardware, software platforms and systems
Wallet phone sysstems overview
Concept: i-mode phone plus FeliCa smartcard as wallet phone
Felica and Inside view of Felica (with pictures of cut open FeliCa cards)
Inside view of Felica wallet phone showing FeliCa IC chip and antenna system for near field communication (NFC)
FeliCa and standards, NFC communication standards
Technical data of selected FeliCa cards (anticollision type, ordinary and with magnet stripe for non-contactless read/write)
FeliCa compared with other IC-Cards
Memory limitations
NFC standards
Felica, Mifare, and near field communications (NFC)
Felica and Mifare, SUICA vs OYSTER Card
SONY and NXP joint venture
Security and privacy
Security - key issues
Security - solutions

The Eco-System
The mobile Felica wallet phone eco-system
Business models and eco-systems
How many wallet phones are there (graphics showing wallet phone numbers for DoCoMo and competing mobile operators for 2004-2008 with projections and estimations towards 2012)
Felica Networks Inc - The Company
Felica Networks Inc - JR East investment

Applications and case studies
DoCoMo's entry into the credit card and consumer loans business
Wallet phones create a new layer in the credit card business landscape - overview of the credit card landscape after introduction of wallet phones and mobile credit transactions
DoCoMo's investments in mobile credit business development
Sice of Japan's credit card payment industry (credit card payment volume for 1990 with projections to 2010)
Market shares of Japan's major credit card issuers
Graphics and summary of DoCoMo's major recent investments to develop mobile payments business
DoCoMo's iD platform
DoCoMo's iD platform - usage statistics and analysis
DoCoMo's DCMMX mobile credit brand
Quicpay contactless payments
Electronic cas ahd electronic / mobile payments in Japan
Electronic cas ahd electronic / mobile payments landscape (overview, analysis with graphics)
Facts and analysis of electronic cash in Japan
Impact on traditional coins and money (with statistics of coins in circulation (total volume, cash value data for 2004 - 2005)
Requirements for ecash
Legal requirements for ecash

Edy - electronic cash
Edy - timeline
Number of Edy e-cash cards issued (data for 2000-2007, with projection to 2010)
Number of Edy transactions per month (data for 2000-2007, with projection to 2010)
Number of Edy transactions per month per card (data for 2000-2007, with projection to 2010)
Cash register (POS) with Edy reader/writer
National introduction of e-cash
Edy charger unit for retail use
Edy in felica wallet phones
Edy gift
Bitwallet KK
Electronic banking and Edy
Wallet phones and ATMs

Wallet phone applications and case studies
Preview service January - June 2004
Service after introduction from July 10, 2004
Partner network
Initial 11 services
Additional 23 services from August 2004
Cash register (POS) with Edy reader/writer
Case study: Bic Camera
Case study: Yodobashi Camera
Case study: Karaoke
Case study: electronic door key
Case study: Coca Cola Cmode
Case study: Copy machines
Case study: game parlor
Case study: event ticketing
Case study: customer relationship management at convenience stores
Case study: ticketing and customer relationship management at an Airline (All Nippon Airways ANA)
Case study: phones as train tickets - SUICA and PASMO
Case studies: Townpocket, i-touch, and other touch to activate services

Competitive market place, alternatives to FeliCa wallet phones, global standards and interoperability
Wallet phones as a competitive tool, competitive landscape and first-mover advantage
Vodafone KK's wallet phone concept
Mobile Felica and Mopass
Summary: Wallet phones

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Wallet Phone Japan Report: Learn the State of the Art of the Most Advanced Wallet Phone Economy

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