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Dubai’s RTA and Huwaei launch first digital nol cards in GCC

Dubai’s RTA and Huwaei launch first digital nol cards in GCC

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The RTA Digital nol cards on Huawei smartphones represents a milestone achievement and is the first of its kind in the region.

Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) and Huawei Consumer Business Group have announced the exclusive launch of the GCC’s first digital nol cards and nol Pay mobile app on HUAWEI AppGallery.

According to the two entities, the collaboration is in line with the RTA’s plan to adopt advanced and innovative technologies into Dubai’s transport sector as part of the UAE strategy for the Fourth Industrial Revolution.

In addition, Huawei is supporting RTA’s initiative and wider UAE strategy by leveraging its knowledge and experience as one of the world’s leading innovation and technology companies.

The collaboration was announced during a ceremony attended by Pablo Ning, President, Huawei Consumer Business Group, Middle East and Africa, and Jerry Liu, CEO, Huawei UAE.

Mohammed Al Mudharreb, CEO, Corporate Technology Support Services Sector of RTA, Dubai, said: “The new RTA nol Pay app works with HUAWEI Wallet to enable residents in the emirate to quickly pay for their public transport journeys – and any facility that uses nol cards – from their HUAWEI smartphones. Users can download the app directly from HUAWEI AppGallery on their smartphones, create their Huawei ID using HUAWEI Wallet app and begin using this service immediately to top up their digital nol cards and pay on-the-go through their phones. HUAWEI Wallet provides the underlying NFC technology support to nol Pay app, which enables a seamless and secure payment experience for Huawei and RTA customers.”

Al Mudharreb added: “This innovative solution is the first of its kind by RTA and we aim to bring added convenience to HUAWEI smartphone users. The nol Pay app provides users with the flexibility to purchase tickets on all RTA’s transportation services, from Dubai Metro up to waterbus, tram and more. This new app also aligns with our overall Digital Transformation strategy to adopt Fourth Industrial Revolution technologies into Dubai’s transport sector.”

Ning said: “We are proud to be working with the RTA as it continues its journey to adopt digital technology into the services it offers. The exclusive launch of the RTA Digital nol cards on Huawei smartphones represents a milestone achievement and is the first of its kind in the region. The success of this partnership highlights HUAWEI AppGallery’s ongoing commitment to work with local partners in developing the most innovative and compelling experience for our users. By partnering with esteemed entities like RTA, we look forward to continuing to support the innovation agenda of the UAE government.”

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