Ooredoo selects partner for mobile payments

22 December 2015 |


Ooredoo Group has partnered with GoSwiff for the implementation of its mobile point of sale (mPOS) platform.

GoSwiff is a global mobile payments and marketing solutions provider, and the partnership will cover nine markets including Algeria, Indonesia, Iraq, Kuwait, Myanmar, the Maldives, Oman, Qatar and Tunisia.

The platform will primarily serve Ooredoo’s merchant clients with an integrated multi-payment solution including mPOS, mobile money and airtime top-up.

“With its comprehensive range of services and international experience, GoSwiff is a strong partner to help Ooredoo build its mPOS platform,” said Sheikh Saud Bin Nasser Al Thani, Group CEO, Ooredoo.

“Combined with its global footprint and extensive capabilities in outsourcing the deployment, merchant acquisition and merchant on-boarding in emerging markets, we are confident that our partnership with GoSwiff will enable us to broaden our offer and engage even more effectively with our customers.”

The deal will also see Ooredoo outsource managed services for mPOS to GoSwiff, including merchant profiling, segmentation and engagement with different industry verticals.

“We are proud to have been selected by Ooredoo Group as its global partner as the company introduces its offer of mobile payments to nine exciting markets across North Africa, Middle East and South East Asia,” said Simone Ranucci Brandimarte, CEO at GoSwiff.

“We already have a presence in each of these regions and, with this new partnership with Ooredoo, look forward to serving local merchants even better.”

Earlier this month, Ooredoo and Qatar Airways signed a memorandum of understanding for on-board Wifi.