Tappy Technologies, the leading wearable payment enabler, recently partnered with Etisalat to offer payment and access enabled wearables in UAE as consumer demand for contactless payments continues to grow.
Alberto Araque, Vice President/Internet of Things & Digital Payment Etisalat Digital, said: “Etisalat Digital Payments is aiming to be an omnichannel payment platform addressing the changing needs of consumers and merchants. Several new payment features and solutions are launched during 2018. Etisalat together with Tappy plans also to penetrate in enterprise wearable payments market.”
The collaboration is another step forward by Etisalat in offering technologically advanced products to its customers, bringing added convenience to their daily lives. It also provides a unique opportunity for Etisalat to potentially collaborate with famous fashion labels for payment and access enablement.
Wayne Leung, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Tappy Technologies, said: “We see a massive potential for growth here as the region and particularly the UAE is rapidly moving toward a digital and cashless society. Etisalat is one of the most trusted, recognized and innovative brands in the region, and we are delighted to be their wearable payment partner. Through our association with Etisalat, Tappy aims to bring its exciting wearable payment and access technology to the audience in UAE.”
“These are really exciting times for Tappy as we make our first foray in the MENA region. We are confident that the partnership with a highly reputed group like Etisalat will certainly help facilitate the adoption of our wearable payment technology in the territory,” said Suboor Ahmed, VP, Business Development of Tappy Technologies.