PCCW Global, the international operating division of HKT, Hong Kong’s premier telecommunications service provider, has entered into an agreement with Youtap, a leader in contactless mobile money payments processing for emerging markets that has been rigorously tested in emerging markets around the world.
Under the agreement, PCCW Global will expand distribution of Youtap Pay and Youtap merchant acquisition services as a complement to HKT’s Tap & Go payment solution. Youtap solutions have been specially developed to enable closed-loop payment, agency banking and disbursement services in-store, on the street and on the go. The agreement will allow PCCW Global to provide both existing and new clients with payment processing and merchant acquisition services designed to support customers transacting in a variety of different ways.
Through this collaboration, carriers, MNOs and financial institutions served by PCCW Global will enjoy the benefits of an enhanced secure mobile payment processing platform which has been tested in some of the most challenging environments in the world.
Communications service providers around the world are discovering the benefits of providing mobile payment solutions, and the collaboration adds an extremely flexible, scalable and easy-to-deploy single global payment platform to PCCW Global’s existing service offering.
Mr. Craig Price, Senior Vice President, International Projects, PCCW Global, said, “Our collaboration with Youtap, in combination with our existing deployment of HKT’s Tap & Go platform, will enable PCCW Global customers to further expand their offer of an end-to-end payments solution regardless of the preferred method of payment. Our expanded mobile payment solutions are now uniquely positioned to overcome all the challenges associated with making contactless payments, and we expect the demonstrable ease of operation which this new relationship brings to our offering will deliver real benefits to our customers around the world.”
Mr. Chris Jones, Chief Executive Officer and Founder of Youtap, said, “We believe that our platforms and expertise in emerging markets complement the reach, networks, and pedigree of PCCW Global and their Tap & Go solution. In leveraging our combined knowledge in the payments industry, we can deliver unparalleled experiences for both merchants and consumers alike.”
About PCCW Global
PCCW Global is the international operating division of HKT, Hong Kong’s premier telecommunications service provider, which is majority-owned by PCCW Limited. Covering more than 3,000 cities and 150 countries, the PCCW Global network supports a portfolio of integrated global communications solutions which include Ethernet, IP, fiber and satellite transmission solutions, international voice and VoIPX services, managed network & security services and our expanding “as-a-service” solutions including OTT video and Unified Communications.
PCCW Global is headquartered in Hong Kong, and maintains regional centers in Belgium, China, France, Greece, Japan, Korea, Singapore, South Africa, the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom and the United States of America. To learn more about PCCW Global, please visit www.pccwglobal.com.
HKT (SEHK: 6823) is Hong Kong’s premier telecommunications service provider and leading operator in fixed-line, broadband and mobile communication services. It meets the needs of the Hong Kong public and local and international businesses with a wide range of services including local telephony, local data and broadband, international telecommunications, mobile, and other telecommunications businesses such as customer premises equipment sales, outsourcing, consulting, and contact centers.
HKT offers a unique quadruple-play experience in Hong Kong delivering media content on its fixed-line, broadband Internet access and mobile platforms jointly with its parent company, PCCW Limited.
HKT also provides a range of innovative and smart living services beyond connectivity to make the daily lives of customers more convenient, whether they are at home, in the workplace, or on the go. For more information, please visit www.hkt.com.
Youtap headquartered in Singapore is a global provider of contactless mobile payments processing, merchant acquiring and financial services software enabling mobile money and stored value wallet customers to tap and pay at any point of sale using any device. Youtap’s secure NFC and QR code solutions support payment acceptance for contactless and non-contactless cards, NFC tags and wearables, and NFC phones. Youtap supports merchants, banks, MNOs and payment service providers by incorporating loyalty programs and other responsive functionalities that benefit both consumers and merchants.