Mobile banking and payment services reach Gabon

The largest telecom provider in Gabon has entered into a new partnership to provide mobile money services. Gabon Telecom, an affiliate of Maroc Telecom, has partnered with MFS specialist Mahindra Comviva to introduce Mobi Cash mobile money services and enhance customer experience with its mobiquity mobile financial and Messaging solution, USSD FLARES.

The 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.

It will also allow subscribers to make utility bill payments such as post paid, electricity, water and recharge their mobile phones. Customers can also make Over-The-Counter (OTC) payments at merchants such as grocery stores, restaurants, chemists. The USSD FLARES messaging solution provides a single-window web-based Service Creation Environment (SCE) with an easy to use interface for service creation and management.

Speaking on the collaboration, Sabri Amireh, Head of Middle-East and North Africa at Mahindra Comviva said, “With this deployment we will help the operator to introduce host of financial services to build deeper consumer engagement.”

“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,” added Sabri Amireh.

Mohamed Karim, Marketing Manager at Gabon Telecom, commented: “We are committed to leveraging technology to meet the evolving needs of our customers. 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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