Etisalat and MasterCard look to the future of mobile payments

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Google Glass by MasterCard as a next generation payments solution.

Etisalat Group has announced its partnership with MasterCard at GITEX Technology Week. The partnership has brought award-winning technology to the market.

Etisalat and MasterCard demonstrated a new solution for the highly anticipated Google Glass computing device to browse, select and pay for products and services. Someday the two companies could utilise innovative machine-to-machine technology to bring it to the market. GITEX 2013 marked the first international demonstration of Google Glass by MasterCard as a next generation payments solution.

“Over the last few years, Etisalat has used GITEX as a platform to launch innovative solutions that are now being used by millions of people all over the world,” said Khalifa Al Shamsi, Chief Digital Services Officer at Etisalat Group. “We’re now looking at ways to build on this successful partnership with MasterCard using the technologies of tomorrow such as this innovative payment product we are showcasing today.”

“With technology such as Google Glass coming to the market soon, MasterCard and Etisalat are exploring many more opportunities to build on a successful history of partnering that has already brought innovative solutions in mobile commerce to the market,” said Brian Lang, senior vice-president, Market Development, Middle East and Africa, MasterCard.

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