UAE operator Etisalat has signed a memorandum of understanding with Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) to offer payment solutions that will benefit both the companies’ consumers.
Nasser Bin Obood, acting CEO of Etisalat, said that the strategic partnership with DEWA emphasises its commitment to providing innovative payment solutions for governmental departments in the UAE.
“With this partnership, Etisalat will be able to provide a wide variety of payment solutions for DEWA in order to leverage the latest technologies and enable freedom of payment choice for its consumers,” he added.
Under the terms of the agreement, Etisalat and DEWA will jointly promote the usage of alternative payment channels such as Kiosks IVR IPTV, NFC, and will also create a partnership to allow pilot testing for various new payment initiatives.
Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD and CEO of DEWA said: "This new accomplishment is an inherent part of our strategic plan to increase the competency, productivity and professional development of DEWA e-services and to foster the technological development of telecommunication networks and also the framework of promoting the application of e-services and encouraging the use of e-portal, while introducing quality customer services.”