Etisalat, Oberthur Technologies and MasterCard celebrate the GSMA award for Best Mobile Money Innovation

Essa Al Haddad Group Chief Commercial officer, Etisalat Group, stated “Etisalat is committed to harnessing the power of mobile connectivity through innovation to develop products that change people’s lives for the better and help to accelerate social and economic development. In the case of Etisalat Mobile Baby it can also save lives and narrow the gender gap. Our focus on mHealth and mCommerce solutions has had an immediate impact in emerging markets where access to healthcare and banking services are limited. These accolades are further endorsement of our focus on delivering innovative technologies that have a transformative effect on people, communities and economies.”

Thierry Siminger, Managing Director – RMEA at Oberthur Technologies, noted that „in order to meet the demand for convergence in mobile and payment industry sectors, our NFC technologies are bridging the gap, allowing our partners to offer consumers an integrated seamless experience in an easy and secure way. We are very proud to be awarded along with Etisalat by GSMA. This award adds to our worldwide momentum of excellence in the field of NFC”.

Michael Miebach, president, Middle East and Africa, MasterCard Worldwide, said, “We are proud of this milestone win with Etisalat and Oberthur Technologies, which we believe will positively impact the lives of unbanked and banked consumers across the Middle East and Africa. MasterCard has led the transformation of mobile phones into secure mobile payment devices, providing consumers with quick, secure and convenient payment options. We look forward to working with all players in the mobile payments ecosystem to deliver world class solutions in both developed and emerging markets.”

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