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Mobile Money Interoperability and Mobile Money Users: Who Stands to Benefit?


In June 2014, Tanzania’s Tigo, Airtel and Zantel announced an agreement to launch mobile money interoperability. Last week, interoperable services went live, although, thus far, only between Tigo and Airtel: Subscribers of the two mobile money networks can now send and receive money between their mobile money wallets (http://mobilekwetu.blogspot.com/2014/06/tanzanias-tigo-airtel-zantel-launch.html).

Among the conversation on how this move is going to affect a market that is already more competitive than any other mobile money market in Africa, it is interesting to once again listen to the “voices” of mobile money users to understand who might potentially benefit from the new arrangement.    Read the rest of our blog here

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Mobile Money Interoperability and Mobile Money Users: Who Stands to Benefit?


In June 2014, Tanzania’s Tigo, Airtel and Zantel announced an agreement to launch mobile money interoperability. Last week, interoperable services went live, although, thus far, only between Tigo and Airtel: Subscribers of the two mobile money networks can now send and receive money between their mobile money wallets (http://mobilekwetu.blogspot.com/2014/06/tanzanias-tigo-airtel-zantel-launch.html).

Among the conversation on how this move is going to affect a market that is already more competitive than any other mobile money market in Africa, it is interesting to once again listen to the “voices” of mobile money users to understand who might potentially benefit from the new arrangement.    Read the rest of our blog here

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