Telcos in Rwanda want government to allow them roll out cross-network mobile money transfer
Thursday, August 9, 2018
By Nixon Kanali
Telcos in Rwanda are seeking approval from the relevant government body in the country to roll out mobile money interoperability. The telcos, Airtel Rwanda, MTN, and Tigo Rwanda want to be given the go-ahead to roll out the cross-network mobile money transfer service which is already being implemented in Kenya.
Approval for mobile money interoperability will allow the service providers to begin commercial negotiations, “agree on tariffs and sign agreements with an independent switch provider,” and offer services across networks.
In Kenya, the service was rolled out in April following the completion of a two-month interoperability pilot carried out between Safaricom and Airtel which started in January.
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