Who is delaying mobile money operations across networks in Rwanda?

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

By Julius Bizimungu

Despite the fast adoption of mobile money and its growth in Rwanda, sending money across networks still remains impossible for millions of Rwandans who use the platforms.

At the moment, MTN Mobile Money and Airtel Money users cannot send or receive money across networks, a situation that has caused inconveniences for many people.

In an interview last week, Arthur Rutagengwa, the head of mobile money at MTN Rwanda, said that achieving mobile interoperability remains impossible because there are no guidelines to guide it.

“Interoperability is not a walk over. You need to make sure that platforms can talk to each other, and there was no harmonisation previously. Also, from the policy stand, there were no rules that guide the process,” he said.

Photo courtesy of Scott Mainwaring.

Source: The New Times (link opens in a new window)

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