Ooredoo to introduce Mastercard’s digital payment service in Qatar

Telecommunications company Ooredoo has signed an agreement to offer Mastercard’s digital payment service Masterpass to its pre-paid and post-paid customers in Qatar.

Masterpass has been designed to facilitate simple, convenient and secure digital payments during in-app, online or in-store purchases.

The service will enable the telecom company’s customers to make secure transactions across various devices, channels and borders.

Beginning later this year, Ooredoo customers will be able to use Masterpass through the Ooredoo App to pay for all pre-paid and post-paid services.

Mastercard country manager for Qatar & Kuwait Pankaj Kathuria said: “The Qatar National E-commerce Roadmap 2017 has identified e-commerce as a key imperative for the country’s thriving business community, owing to factors including a robust ICT infrastructure and high levels of internet and mobile connectivity.

“The launch of Masterpass in Qatar will support the objectives of this vision by offering consumers a quick, safe and convenient payments solution, thereby increasing consumer confidence in digital commerce and accelerating the adoption of electronic payments.”