MasterCard has unveiled the MasterCard Mobile Payments Readiness Index (MPRI), an analysis of 34 countries and their readiness to use three types of mobile payments: person to person, mobile web commerce, and mobile contactless payments at the POS.
"Technology infrastructure, a responsive regulatory environment and a robust economy are table stakes for the advancement of mobile payments," said Theodore Iacobuzio, vice president, Global Insights, MasterCard Worldwide. "The necessary conditions are consumer readiness and industry integration. As no one entity can develop and promote mobile payments by itself, key players in the ecosystem must work together to collectively advance the cause of mobile payments."
To download an executive summary of the Index, view an Interactive Global Map of the data, or study the findings of the 34 countries that make up the Index, visit http://mobilereadiness.mastercard.com.