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Etisalat adopts mobile NFC for accessing office facilities

The new solution reflects Etisalat’s commitment to innovation and to achieving the UAE leadership vision of smart cities.

Etisalat, the UAE’s leading telecom service provider, is harnessing the latest wireless technologies via the implementation of a state of the art mobile NFC solution from Gemalto (Euronext NL0000400653 GTO), the world leader in digital security.

The solution enables Etisalat’s staff to access its offices and facilities securely with a single tap of the employee’s mobile phone to a contactless reader.

The new solution reflects Etisalat’s commitment to innovation and to achieving the UAE leadership vision of smart cities. It also demonstrates the potential applications of NFC technology in highly secure environments by integrating smart mobile services and trusted digital identities with daily operations.

Furthermore, mobile NFC can be used for authorizing and initiating office support tasks such as printing, scanning, and file sharing. This ensures document confidentiality while maintaining an efficient and seamless authentication process that assures the highest efficiency for the corporate daily operations.

“Etisalat is evolving into a truly integrated service provider by introducing smart solutions and mobile apps that can make modern living in our smart cities easier, whether it’s in the office, at home, or when shopping or travelling,” Khaled Elkhouly, Chief Marketing Officer, Etisalat. “We believe that working with Gemalto, one of global NFC technology leaders will help us provide our team with best technology available, added ElKhouly.

“This deployment reflects the true potential of NFC technology which opens the door to many more new services on mobile” said Eric Claudel, President for Middle East & Africa at Gemalto. “Etisalat is playing a key role in putting the UAE at the forefront of this mobile revolution, using the power of this technology to deliver smart services to its employees but also potentially to its corporate customers.”

Etisalat offers Mobile NFC-enabled services to the Public Transport in Dubai serving metro, bus and water bus travelers, and in future for micropayments in the UAE.

Contact:
Iyad Al Zou’bi,
Corporate Communications – Etisalat
Tel +971 2 6182622, Mobile +971 50 6123568
Email [email protected] or [email protected]

Gemalto Media Contact:
Kristel Teyras
Middle East & Africa
+33 1 55 01 57 89
[email protected]