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    MTN, Orange add more than 3M money users in Q3 Edit Post

    Two of Africa’s leading operator groups — MTN and Orange — have announced strong quarterly growth in mobile money subscribers. MTN added two million registered mobile money subscribers during the quarter, taking its total up to 22.2 million. Meanwhile Orange Money attracted an additional 1.2 million subscribers during the same period, bringing its total to 12 million. Despite ...

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    Ecuador backs national mobile wallet Edit Post

    In an unusual move, Ecuador is reportedly building its own mobile wallet to boost financial inclusion, without the involvement of the country’s operators or banks. The country’s central bank will be both owner and operator of the wallet which is currently being pilot tested, according to Payments Views. The project wants to enable an ambitious range of ...
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    Italian MVNO PosteMobile pushes mobile money Edit Post

    PosteMobile, the Italian MVNO backed by the country’s Post Office, has launched an NFC-enabled SIM, which can be used for touch-and-pay transactions in locations such as shops and cafes. The new Super SIM NFC, which is available from all the country’s post offices, enables users to make payments using a digital version of their existing Postamat ...