Intelligent CIO Middle East Issue 59 | Page 14


Huawei and TPAY MOBILE partner to drive app monetisation for developers

The Myriad selects ALE for state-of-the-art student accommodation projects in Muscat

Huawei is co-operating with fintech company , TPAY MOBILE to make it easier and more convenient for developers in the Middle East and Africa ( MEA ) region to monetise their apps on Huawei Mobile Services ( HMS ).

The first phase of the agreement will offer direct carrier billing ( DCB ) services in 10 countries across MEA region , including all mobile subscribers .
Huawei and TPAY MOBILE have been working closely as part of their on-going commitment to support developers in the MEA region .
The partnership according to the two companies will allow local and global developers to monetise their apps and services through HMS ’ in-app-purchases ( IAP ) kit across the region . As a result , developers will get 100 % DCB coverage in the MEA region including Kuwait , Bahrain and Oman .
Sahar Salama , Founder and CEO , TPAY MOBILE , said : “ We are very excited to launch this strategic partnership with Huawei which will equip local and global developers with the tools they need to better monetise their services through in-app-purchases capabilities . This agreement further extends the value of TPAY MOBILE for top global merchants who are aspiring to scale their businesses across our region . Developers and online merchants have now an unparalleled access and local know-how , coupled with a trusted , agile , resilient and scalable payments platform that they can use to scale up their businesses .”

Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise ( ALE ), a global provider of communications , networking and cloud solutions tailored to customers ’ industries , has announced that The Myriad , a dedicated student housing property developer and operator , has selected ALE to provide converged wired-wireless LAN infrastructure for their modern living communities built for a primarily student population in Muscat and Dubai .

The Myriad Muscat offers accommodations exclusively for young women in the Sultanate of Oman .
With a capacity of 2,700 residents , the project is spread over 100,000 square meters and located near universities in Al Seeb , Muscat .
With students spending more time on the Internet for research , homework , assignment submissions , social media , video streaming and gaming , it was important for The Myriad to provide advanced and fast connectivity . Investing in advanced technology to elevate service levels also helps The Myriad stand out in the student housing space .
“ At The Myriad , we recognise the importance of embracing new technologies to remain competitive . It was crucial to have a solid network foundation and ubiquitous Wi-Fi to offer the very best for our young residents .
“ In addition to their proven technologies that met our needs , we appreciated ALE ’ s level of engagement throughout all phases of the project , working as a true partner ,” explained Haseeb Malik , General Manager – Technologies , Strategic Housing Group .
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