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Masabi and Fujitsu Australia extend partnership for ANZ

Masabi has formed a strategic relationship with Fujitsu Australia to deliver the next phase in ticketing and payment innovation to cities across Australia and New Zealand.

This combines Masabi's ticketing and fare payment platform with Fujitsu's service capabilities. The result is an alliance to make paying for public transport quicker and more convenient for passengers, whilst also reducing the cost of ticketing systems.

Masabi and Fujitsu launched their first joint customer solution in November 2021 for a transport operator with deployments across Australia and New Zealand, which will see Account-Based Ticketing and Contactless EMV delivered in 2022.

In addition, the two companies have collaborated on several public transport opportunities, leveraging Fujitsu's transport, logistics and payments services expertise.

Fujitsu's significant footprint across Australia and New Zealand makes it the ideal organisation to program manage, integrate, deliver and operate Masabis FPaaS solution to the region, the company states.

Masabi's Justride platform enables the delivery of the latest fare payment innovations quickly, using a platform which is constantly evolving with new features such as Account-Based Ticketing, Contactless EMV and the Justride SDK, which allows companies such as Uber, Moovit, Jorudan and Transit to add ticketing for public transport into their existing mobility apps.

Justride is designed to improve the journey experience for passengers, and also helps transport authorities keep up with the pace of technology change, while reducing the total cost of fare collection.

With more than 100 agencies across nine countries and multiple languages, Masabis Justride is a leading fare payments platform.

Masabi CEO Brian Zanghi says, “Fare-Payment-as-a-Service is revolutionising public transport around the globe, with an ever-growing list of Masabi customers benefiting from reduced cost and better functionality, making taking the train, bus, ferry, subway or tram simpler for their passengers.

"We're excited and delighted to be working with Fujitsu in Australia and New Zealand, combining their experience and expertise together with our platform to help us further supercharge our growth in the region.

Fujitsu Australia head of industry public sector Dave Lennon says, “The combination of cloud technology and the software-as-a-service approach is radically changing the world of transportation payments and ticketing.

"Masabi's comprehensive platform has been at the forefront of delivering these innovations and we are delighted to be teaming with them to deliver a combined offering to new and existing customers across Australia and New Zealand.

Masabi specialises in Fare-Payments-as-a-Service to provide a better way to deliver fare payments to public transit agencies and authorities of all sizes around the globe. Not only does this improve the journey experience for passengers, but it helps agencies keep up with the pace of technology change, while reducing the total cost of fare collection, the company states.

Masabi has offices in New York, Denver, London, and Cluj, and investors include Mastercard, Shell, and Keolis.

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