There have been a number of developments in the NFC market of late. The common perception is that NFC is stuck in the starting gate. While it’s true that MNOs have yet to mass order NFC handsets or roll out NFC applications, many MNOs around the world are continuing to develop their understanding of the technology as well as the partnerships that will help launch services in volume. But in addition, many entrepreneurial companies are also exploring ways for the technology to come to market quickly and bypass issues that have forced operators to be cautious. So what does the near-term future look like for NFC?