MasterCard teams with Etisalat to bring NFC mobile payments to the United Arab Emirates


Credit giant MasterCard has entered into a partnership with Etisalat, a telecommunications company based in the United Arab Emirates, to bring NFC technology to the Middle East. The technology has been gaining momentum in the region at a relatively slow pace – a fact that MasterCard is keen to change in the coming months. The push to spread the technology comes from the company’s investment in mobile commerce, an industry that may change how consumers purchase items in the not-so-distant future. Both Etisalat and MasterCard will be working together to…

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