MasterCard announced a partnership with Everything Everywhere, the UK’s largest mobile network operator, to develop leading mobile and digital payment solutions for Everything Everywhere’s customers. Everything Everywhere is a joint venture between Deutsche Telekom and France Télécom. The company operates the under the Orange and T-Mobile brands and has currently around 27 million customers in the UK.
Over the course of the partnership, MasterCard and Everything Everywhere want to introduce new payment solutions and accelerate the adoption of mobile payments. One of the first products to launch will be a NFC-based mobile payment services that allows Everything Everywhere’s customers to make contactless payments at more than 100,000 retailers in the UK.
MasterCard and Everything Everywhere have already worked together to provide the Orange QuickTap service, a NFC-payment service in the UK. MasterCard is continuing to focus on mobile payments, just recently the credit card giant signed a deal with Deutsche Telekom for mobile payments in Germany.