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ABI research predicts that in 2018, a total of 2.1 billion contactless credentials including a combination of smart cards and RFID solutions, will ship into the transportation and ticketing market. This amounts to just over double compared to 2012.

Of all contactless ticketing credentials deployed in 2012, MiFare solutions accounted for over 80% of sales. Although MiFare continues to be the top solution provider, by 2018, it is expected that CiPurse and other categories will contribute in reducing MiFare’s share.

With the increase of national government standards worldwide, such as ITSO in the UK and VDV in Germany, further fragmentation is expected. This will enable cross-authority travel with single credentials.

ABI Research’s, Transportation Ticketing Technologies include coverage of secure IC’s, smart cards and RFID.

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