Ooredoo Maldives won the Most Innovative Mobile Payment Service at Telecom Asia Award 2019 for its promising digital payments solution m-Faisaa, which allows customers to register for a “Mobile Wallet” to deposit, withdraw, pay and send money in Maldives instantly through their phones. It also caters for the most number of utility payments in the Maldives, on a single platform
The company was also shortlisted as a finalist for the below mentioned categories in the prestigious Telecom Asia Awards, which recognizes excellence in innovation among telecom operators in Asia:
- Ooredoo Maldives, for Best Emerging Market Operator
- NIRU Accelerator Program, for Most Innovative Community Telecom Project
Ooredoo’s NIRU Accelerator is a learning-based business accelerator program in the Maldives for innovative start-ups companies that are working towards social change, giving them access to a 12-week long intensive mentor-based learning program, co-working space, digital tools for building their business and the essential technical support from experts.
- Ooredoo Next, for Most Innovative Social Media Strategy
Supported by FastForward NXTTM real-time API platform featuring artificial intelligence and machine learning, Ooredoo NEXT allows mobile users to easily engage with Ooredoo inside social media channels such as Viber, Facebook Messenger and to check best offers, best data add-ons or just manage their Ooredoo services using real-time automated answers.
“Innovation is at the heart of everything we do. As such, we are truly honored by the international recognition for our work from one of Asia’s leading awards in the telecom industry,” said Najib Khan, Managing Director and CEO of Ooredoo Maldives. “It’s theme for 2019 was “Redefining the connectivity standards of the digital economy”, which remains a strong priority for Ooredoo Maldives. Under our commitment towards Digital Maldives, we will continue to innovate and bring new and exciting solutions that enrich the lives of our customers.”
Now on its 22nd year, the Telecom Asia Awards is the region’s longest-running and most prestigious industry award specifically set up for the telecoms industry. In a digital-future first where disruptive competition tops the list of industry challenges, Telecom Asia wants to recognize and celebrate telecom companies that epitomize the spirit of competitive innovation. Winners in 28 categories were chosen from more than 100 fixed, mobile and convergence telecom operators from around the region, nominated by Telecom Asia readers, judges and editors.