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    Digitalisation in Asia Pacific: Regional mobility trends and perspectives 2022

    For the last two decades, the Asia Pacific region has been developing at a rapid pace, modernising in every corner of the economy, from investing in infrastructure,...

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    O-CITY leads Kenya contactless payment boom by scaling digital fare collection for over 10,000 Matatu buses

    O-CITY, the automated fare collection provider by BPC, has been accelerating cashless fare collection across Kenya by providing a widely popular service, now digitising...

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    Latin America: The King of BRT

    Over the recent years, BRT (Bus Rapid Transit) has gained massive popularity. Over 34 million passengers ride on BRT on a daily basis across the globe while 61% of those...

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    Digitalisation in the Middle East and Africa: Regional mobility trends and perspectives for 2022

    Progress in digital technologies opens up an array of new opportunities for public transportation worldwide. With improvements in convenience, payment methods, and...

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    Learning from successful mobile ticketing projects around the world.

    Payments in transport are gradually shifting from cash and closed-loop cards to a more holistic open-loop ticketing experience across all channels. The technological...

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    Why rail operators should turn to automated fare collection in 2022

    The transportation market contracted between 2020-2021 for obvious reasons and is only now starting to recover. 

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    Five key innovations that would improve the rail passenger experience

    Rail is one of the most cost and time-effective ways of moving people around urban areas, between cities or across countries. It has evolved from steam-powered engines...

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    Top smart city trends for 2022

    This year has been one of aftershocks and recovery. National economies, cities and transport regions have started to slowly return to pre-covid levels thanks to the...

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    Account-based ticketing as an entry point to smart city model

    Card-based payments have become popular around the world. Digital transformation at city level is pushing businesses to use new methods of payments as a replacement for...

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    The best smart cities in Latin America

    In Latin America, urbanization is almost up to 80% now. This means that there are a lot of possibilities (and often a great need for) smart city solutions. Let's take a...

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    The best smart cities in the Middle-East

    For some, smart city solutions seem to revolve around infrastructure, but there is a lot more than meets the eye. The most innovative solutions can offer smart city...

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    The best smart cities in Europe

    Ancient history is oozing from many European cities. But that doesn’t mean that they have to stay behind on tech and innovation. The optimisation of resources and...

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    The best smart cities in Africa

    Smart cities contribute to societal performance - and infrastructural growth in evolving markets. According to isaafrica research, Africa is on the road of urbanisation...

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    O-CITY and DSK Bank’s team up to launch contactless payments in Bulgarian public transport and to accelerate the drive towards smart city and digital transformation

    BPC’s smart city payment division, O-CITY has partnered with DSK Bank and its subsidiary DSK Mobile, both part of OTP Group and local operator CNS, that delivers the new...

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    Mobile ticketing perspective or not? Five benefits you need to know.

    Smartphones are now part of everyday life. The number of smartphone users worldwide surpassed six billion last year according to Statista, which expects that figure to...

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    Ivory Coast transport start-up Moja Ride partners with O-CITY by BPC for its next phase of growth in mobility innovation

    Moja Ride, an Ivorian startup providing a reservation and cashless payment system for transport services in Abidjan, today announced it has partnered with O-CITY for its...

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    Smart city from scratch - the Shenzhen story

    The number of smart cities around the world continues to increase as municipal leaders analyse citizen and visitor behaviour and use data analysis to determine demand.

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    The State of Transport of Kenya - Interview between Fintech Finance and Dr.Newraj Burton from BPC

    Dr Newraj Burton, Business Development Manager Africa, BPC participated in the interview on The PayTech Show with host Ali Paterson and dicussed how fintech is helping...

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    From contactless to contact-free when journeying through life

    Open loop payments, data analysis and AI will transform public transport into sustainable transport

    Nearly 10 years ago, the world’s biggest multilateral development...

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    Seven benefits of open loop payment technology

    Deciding whether to pay with cash or card is becoming an increasingly common question when paying for parking spaces, public transport rides, museum access or...

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    Smart cities are getting smarter

    Covid-19 and unpredictability speed up change

    As most of us are mentally longing for a return to ‘normal’, meaning being able to socially meet and mingle, there is also...

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    LANDBANK moves to EMV open loop contactless payments in public transport in Manila, Philippines

    BPC’s smart city payment division, O-CITY, is partnering with the Philippines’ Land Bank of the Philippines (LANDBANK) to pilot the country’s initiative in modernising...

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    Four steps to smart parking

    Four steps to smart parking

    Accessible and time-saving technologies have become part of our daily lives, from plastic cards for payment and mobile phones to NFC wearable devices. Similarly,  a...

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    Smart parking – a modern solution for a modern city

    The increasing pace of cities brings challenges to government, business and commuters. Transport operators find it difficult to remain competitive and facilitate new...

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    2021 Top Smart City trends

    Smart city is not just a term for metropolitan areas that have implemented effective and ergonomic ways of distributing resources. It is a movement that is creating...

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    From Cash to value stored cards: What’s next for mass transport contactless payments?

    From Cash to value stored cards: What’s next for mass transport contactless payments?

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    O-CITY exhibiting at ICT Cairo 22-25 November, 2020

    O-CITY, an innovative automated fare collection platform powered by BPC and adopted by over 120 cities worldwide is exhibiting at the ICT Cairo that took place from...

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    O-CITY enters Kenya to drive contactless payments across Matatu bus service

    Up to 10,000 buses to become cashless with O-CITY’s M-Pesa-based ticketing solution.

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    Super Apps and the future of MaaS (Mobility as a Service)

    Super Apps and the future of MaaS (Mobility as a Service)

    South Asia has witnessed the proliferation of ‘super apps’ - multi-functional, all-in-one applications that can be used for ordering food or taxis, booking restaurants,...

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    Industry collaboration needed to revive public transportation in COVID-19 era

    Social distancing in public transport is among the keys to preventing the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic and new technologies are playing a vital role in addressing...

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    Next Stop: Smart City

    Next stop: Smart City

    The Covid-19 pandemic has an impact on everyone’s daily habits and it won't just be in the short term. The impact it has on businesses has led to new policies being...

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    O-CITY VISA Certified

    O-CITY joins the Visa Ready for Transit program to drive contactless payments for mass transit systems globally

    Accelerated by the global COVID-19 pandemic, the world is rapidly embracing contactless payments across all public transportation benefiting millions of passengers...

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    Time for open payments across the city

    bpcbillet is now O-CITY. We are glad to introduce BPC’s new brand dedicated to make cities more open. Founded in 2018 and adopted by over 100 cities worldwide, O-CITY is...

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    Smart cities and public transport move to open loop payment technology

    The more access people have to new technologies, the greater the likelihood they will move to urban areas - a trend that is receiving much attention across the world....

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    Smart cities should prioritize solving real life problems with digital solutions

    “The city is not a concrete jungle, it is a human zoo”, Desmond Morris, the famed British zoologist once said. 

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    How Singapore became the world’s poster child of smart cities

    When the average European arrives in Singapore, he or she will likely get the feeling they’re living in the future.

    They can call a Robocar, one of the first public...

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    Three smart city projects that are truly changing people’s lives

    With over half of the world’s population living in urban areas at the moment, and additional 2.5 billion people joining them in the next few decades*, we’re at the verge...

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