In an updated forecast by Gartner, the company lower the expectations for NFC being an enabling technology for mobile payments.
Mobile payment is not equal
to NFC even though when you read about mobile payment and talk to
people in the industry, you could get that feeling..
Let NFC be what it is, a pairing method between a mobile and an
external source like a POS-terminal, a RFID-tag or another mobile you
want to communicate with.
We believe that NFC is a good pairing technology..but that you should be able to use
any (NFC, RFID, OTT, QR, barcodes, etc.), like in our technology
independent mobile payment solution, that also covers all payment
situations (not only purchase using a POS as NFC supports) and that is
available on all mobile platforms.