News stories featuring Etisalat:
November 10th, 2014
The GSMA has launched a Code of Conduct for Mobile Money Providers, laying down eight common business principles designed to ensure the development of safe and responsible digital financial services. “The first mobile network operators to endorse the code are Airtel, Avea, Axiata, Etisalat, Millicom, MTN, Ooredoo, Orange, Telenor, Vodafone and Zain,” the mobile network operator’s association says. “Together, these MNO groups represent 21 mobile money deployments operating in 51 countries.”
February 19th, 2014
The GSMA has partnered with nine carriers to add extra functionality to its NFC Badge service at Mobile World Congress 2014, eliminating the need for visitors to present photo ID onsite. Customers of Bouygues Telecom,…
October 22nd, 2013
September 27th, 2013
Public transportation users will be able to use an NFC phone to purchase and store tickets for use on Dubai’s subway, buses and water bus services from next week, courtesy of a new service developed…
February 27th, 2013
UAE-based carrier Etisalat has picked up the gong for ‘Best NFC/Mobile Money Product or Service’ at the GSMA’s Global Mobile Awards. Flous is an NFC-based mobile commerce service, unveiled at Gitex in Dubai.
October 16th, 2012
RTA, the Dubai roads and transport authority, has announced plans to introduce NFC ticketing across the emirate’s metro, bus and water bus services next year.
August 27th, 2012
Etisalat Misr, Egypt’s leading mobile network operator, has installed an NFC access control system at its premises in Cairo. The project is believed to be the first in the Middle East/Africa region to successfully demonstrate the use of NFC for access control applications.
April 11th, 2012
The Emirates Identity Authority is to work with mobile network operator Etisalat to develop a new version of the United Arab Emirates’ national ID card that will allow both UAE nationals and expatriates living in the country to store their ID on an NFC mobile phone.
March 20th, 2012
The Dubai-based bank has partnered with mobile network operator Etisalat, Visa and Gemalto to introduce NFC payments in the United Arab Emirates.
November 16th, 2011
The mobile network operators have signed up to support and implement SIM-based NFC in a move the GSMA says will “promote the global interoperability of services and accelerate time-to-market”.
October 17th, 2011
Gulf News reports further details of Etisalat’s NFC payments system, due to launch in the UAE before the end of 2011. Purchases will be limited to US$50 (AED 183), with no transaction fee for consumers and “a small fee” for merchants. 600 outlets in the Emirates are currently equipped to accept NFC payments, with a further 600 expected over the next six months. Etisalat is also in talks with the Dubai Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) to allow NFC phone users to tap their way on to public transport.
October 11th, 2011
Subscribers of UAE-based network Etisalat are set to be among the first in the world to make mobile payments on their BlackBerry NFC phones.
October 3rd, 2011
Finalists for the annual Cartes trade show awards include Taiwan-based Go-Trust, developer of a single wire protocol compliant NFC microSD card.
August 25th, 2011
The UAE-based mobile network operator is to follow the July launch of commercial NFC services in Tanzania with launches in four more countries by the end of this year, Etisalat has told NFC World.
July 12th, 2011
“Operators in African countries such as Tanzania benefit from being able to leapfrog legacy systems and can directly adopt NFC for their customers,” says the mobile network operator.
October 6th, 2010
A lack of commercially available handsets is continuing to cause frustration at Dubai-based mobile network operator Etisalat. Etisalat originally announced in October 2009 that it would launch a commercial NFC service. But, in May this…
May 26th, 2010
Mobile network operators Du and Etisalat have had to put back their planned NFC commercial launches due to a lack of NFC phones, the operators have told Emirates Business 24|7.
February 17th, 2010
The bestselling touchscreen phone, known by a number of brand names in different regions, is to be used in trials in Spain, France and Dubai — but there are no plans yet to make the NFC version of the handset available at retail.
October 22nd, 2009
OPINION: The past fortnight has seen announcements of new NFC services from banks and operators in both Dubai and Kuwait.
October 22nd, 2009
The largest mobile operator in the Middle East has partnered with the region’s largest bank for the launch of NFC-based mobile payments.
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