JAKARTA, Indonesia, November 16, 2016 – Mobile network operator Telkomsel Indonesia, the largest mobile operator in South East Asia, has formally launched TCASH Tap across Indonesia.
TCASH Tap is powered by near-field communications (NFC) technology developed by Youtap, a global provider of contactless mobile payments and financial services software enabling mobile money and stored value wallet customers to ‘tap and pay’ at any point of sale with any mobile device.
The KFC/TCASH promotion launched with fanfare at KFC Kemang Nov. 11, 2016, and featured speeches by Telkomsel leaders, as well as appearances by local celebrities.
Speaking at the event, Telkomsel Director of Planning and Transformation Edward Ying said, “The cooperation with KFC will accelerate the adoption TCASH as a new payment method and strengthen the TCASH merchant network. This solution is leading digital lifestyle services for our customers, as well as supporting the national movement of non-cash launched by the government [of Indonesia].”
“Telkomsel is the mobile operator with the largest number of customers and the largest network in Indonesia,” said Justinus Dalimin Sudarsono, Director of PT Fast Food Indonesia Tbk and the owner of KFC outlets. “Collaborating with Telkomsel TCASH makes our customers more comfortable paying with making mobile money at 540 KFC outlets scattered throughout Indonesia.”
Telkomsel continues to develop electronic money services for the TCASH ecosystem and to promote a lifestyle of non-cash transactions, which are increasingly favoured and used by customers.
TCASH Tap offers a new experience that is easier to use. To use TCASH Tap, customers simply activate and place a TCASH NFC sticker on their phone. Then, they can ‘tap’ their mobile phone at the merchant terminal and enter a PIN to pay.
There are currently more than one million Telkomsel subscribers actively using TCASH Tap as a non-cash payment method.
PT. Telkomsel is Indonesia’s largest mobile operator with more than 140 million subscribers. To serve customers all over Indonesia, including in remote areas, outer islands and border areas, PT. Telkomsel has built more than 88,000 BTSs. PT. Telkomsel has consistently implemented technology roadmap of 3G, HSDPA, HSPA +, as well as being the first mobile operator in Indonesia to commercially launched the 4G LTE services. In entering the digital era, one of PT. Telkomsel’s programs is to build broadband city in Indonesia, with now reaching 369 cities. To serve the needs of customers, PT. Telkomsel operates a 24-hour call center and more than 400 service centers GraPARI across Indonesia.
About Youtap (www.youtap.com)
Youtap is a global provider of contactless mobile payments 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 solutions support payment acceptance for contactless and non-contactless cards, NFC tags and wearables, and NFC phones. Youtap supports MNOs and retailers by incorporating loyalty programs and other responsive functionalities that benefit both consumer and merchant. Founded in 2007 in Auckland, New Zealand, and operating globally, Youtap has offices in Auckland, San Francisco, Nairobi, Jakarta and Singapore.