Airtel, Tigo claim mobile money first

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Two operators in Tanzania launched a service so that subscribers to their rival mobile money services can send and receive cash with one another.

Airtel and Tigo claim it is the world’s first cross-network mobile money transfer service. The commercial launch was last week (22 August).

The operators first announced the idea of linking their services in June along with Zantel, which will “soon” follow its two rivals, Mobile World Live was told by Airtel.

Source: Mobile World Live (link opens in a new window)

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