Mahindra Comviva helps Gabon Telecom introduce mobile money and messaging

Telecom Lead Europe: Mahindra Comviva, a provider of mobile financial and VAS solutions, has partnered with Gabon Telecom, to introduce Mobi Cash mobile money services for Gabon Telecom.Gabon Telecom, an affiliate of Maroc Telecom and the largest telecom company in Gabon, will introduce Mobi Cash mobile money services and enhance customer experience with mobiquity mobile financial and messaging solution – USSD FLARES.

Maroc Telecom launched Mobi Cash mobile money services powered by Comviva in 2010.

Mahindra Comviva has already deployed the mobiquity financial solutions at Onatel in Burkina Faso, Mauritel Mobile in Mauritania and Sotelma in Mali. Gabon Telecom is the fourth affiliate of Maroc Telecom that Mahindra Comviva is working with.

Mahindra Comviva’s mobiquity solution will empower Gabon Telecom subscribers with multi-functional and secure account, which can be used to make domestic remittance, salary disbursements, and last mile financial services including cash in and cash out. They can also use the service to make utility bill payments such as post paid, electricity, water and recharge their mobile phones and make Over-The-Counter (OTC) payments at merchants such as grocery stores, restaurants, chemists.

Mahindra Comviva’s messaging solution – USSD FLARES, a single-window web-based Service Creation Environment (SCE) with an easy to use interface for service creation and management will enable the operator to access, create, execute and manage services faster.

“Our USSD solution will ensure message delivery over a high-speed, secure platform whilst enabling rapid application development, with a service creation platform supporting rapid, cost-effective service launch,” said Sabri Amireh, head of Middle-East and North Africa at Mahindra Comviva.

Mohamed KARIM, marketing manager, Gabon Telecom, said, “Our tie-up with Mahindra Comviva to introduce easy to use mobile financial services to our valued customers in Gabon is a prime example of this. With mobiquity, we are able to provide a cost-effective banking solution and improving people’s lives by creating access to financial services for the masses.”

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