July 19

M-Pesa Completes Bill Payment Interoperability in Kenya

Mobile money adoption is growing steadily in Africa. To boost financial inclusion, Kenya wants to interconnect the various mobile money platforms active on the national territory.

Kenyan telecom operator Safaricom’s mobile money platform, M-Pesa, completed the interoperability of its bill payment service on Friday, July 15. The move will allow Airtel and Telkom Kenya subscribers to pay their bills via Safaricom’s platform.

Photo courtesy of ICT4D.at.

Source: Ecofin Agency (link opens in a new window)

Finance, Technology, Telecommunications
financial inclusion, telecommunications