Telecom provider Ooredoo Maldives won the Most Innovative Mobile Payment Service at Telecom Asia Award 2019 for its digital payments solution m-Faisaa.
Customers can register for a 'Mobile Wallet' under m-Faisaa and instantly deposit, withdraw, pay and send money in Maldives through their phones.
“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 Managing Director and CEO of Ooredoo Maldives Najib Khan.
Noting that redefining the connectivity standards of the digital economy remained a strong priority for Ooredoo Maldives, Khan affirmed that the company will continue to innovate and bring new and exciting solutions that enrich the lives of Ooredoo customers.
The telecom giant was also shortlisted as a finalist for Best Emerging Market Operator.
Additionally, Ooredoo Maldives' NIRU Accelerator Programme was nominated for Most Innovative Community Telecom Project. NIRU Accelerator is a learning-based business accelerator program in the Maldives for innovative start-ups companies that are working towards social change.
Moreover, Ooredoo Next, an API platform featuring artificial intelligence and machine learning was shortlisted in the Most Innovative Social Media Strategy category. Ooredoo Next allows mobile users to conveniently engage with Ooredoo inside social media channels to check best offers, data add-ons or manage their Ooredoo services using real-time automated answers.
With 22 years under its belt, Telecom Asia Awards is the region's longest-running award specifically set up for the telecom industry. In 2019, winners in 28 categories were chosen from more than 100 fixed, mobile and convergence telecom operators in the region. The companies were nominated by Telecom Asia readers, judges and editors.