UAE’s datamena partners with Afghanistan Payments Systems
APS now one of over 70 companies that use datamena
Dubai-based carrier-neutral data centre and connectivity platform datamena this week announced a partnership with Afghanistan Payments Systems (APS), the National Switch of Afghanistan, which specialises in electronic and mobile payment services in the country.
Datamena is run by Dubai-based telecoms provider du and provides interconnectivity services to the Middle East and Africa (MEA) region.
The announcement comes ahead of datamena's participation in Capacity Middle East 2015 and the partnership is aimed at helping APS set up a disaster-recovery site abroad and aid in further developing the financial services market in Afghanistan.
"We are delighted to welcome APS to datamena. Our colocation services offer APS a fully secure site for disaster recovery, enabling them to improve the customer experience by ensuring service continuity," said Fahad Al Hassawi, chief commercial officer, du.
Zaheer Bawar, managing director, APS, added: "Of all the colocation service providers that we looked at, datamena was the only one that met the main criteria for our selection process: compliance with PCI DSS, which is a must for payment systems. This collaboration will help us ensure payment security to our customers in Afghanistan and beyond."
APS is one of over 70 companies that now use datamena, according to du.