Airtel and Verifone Team on Mobile NFC Payments in Ghana

Monday, May 11, 2015

Mobile network operator Airtel has teamed up with Verifone Mobile Money to bring contactless m-payments to Ghana.

Under the deal, NFC-enabled POS terminals will be provided to Airtel Ghana merchants around the West African country. The telco’s 1.5 million Airtel Money customers will then be able to pay from their mobile wallets either with their NFC-enabled handsets or through a provided contactless sticker.

Chris Jones, chief executive, Verifone Mobile Money, says: “We believe that NFC technology and the roll out of contactless ’tap and pay’ across the African continent will help to realize the true economic benefits of cashless economies while driving mobile money adoption through an improved merchant payments experience.”

Source: Finextra (link opens in a new window)

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