The NFC Forum has signed an agreement with Mobey Forum Mobile Financial Services Ltd. in Finland — a nonprofit group that promotes mobile technology in financial services — to create and advocate specifications for near field communications technology.

"To ensure interoperability, the forum writes specifications based on standards," a representative said, noting that it has released 13 detailed specifications. "The specifications allow manufacturers to create NFC Forum-compliant devices that will be interoperable with other manufacturers' devices and also compatible with the NFC Forum-compliant offerings of service providers."

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