Friday
January 5
2018

Kenyan operators prepare for mobile money interoperability tests

Kenya’s telecommunication firms are expected to begin trialling mobile money transfers from one network to the other from January, reports Business Daily. Safaricom said that the companies had signed the requisite agreements to set up interoperability and that a pilot phase was expected in the third week of January. CEO Bob Collymore said necessary interoperability agreements have been executed between the mobile operators and at the moment, all operators are in the final stages of aligning their systems to facilitate the roll-out of the service.

A spokesperson from Airtel Kenya did not provide exact dates but said that the discussions were in progress and that “hopefully everything will be concluded in early 2018”.

Photo courtesy of Simone McCourtie.

 

Source: telecompaper (link opens in a new window)

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