Huawei and Mondia Pay expand partnership

10 May 2021

Huawei Mobile Services has teamed up with Mondia Pay, a digital payments company, to enable contactless payments via Huawei devices on networks across Africa.

Mondia Pay’s direct carrier billing service integration was launched with Vodafone Egypt and during this quarter, Cell C South Africa, Orange Tunisia and Ooredoo Algeria will go live with the DCB service, following the testing phase.

As a DCB services for consumers, Mondia Pay is available on Huawei AppGallery, to facilitate online payments. Subscribers can also now use DCB to access apps on Huawei AppGallery, which expands their access to top local and global apps.

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Euro specialists Evina and Telecoming partner up to fight mobile fraud in Africa

10 May 2021

European technology companies Evina and Telecoming have signed a global alliance to promote DCB as the safest and most appropriate payment method in the new mobile economy and, in particular, for the fight against fraud.

The companies said the agreement “deals a body blow” to the mobile fraud that cost the African continent over US$4bn last year. DCB is the most suitable payment technology for millions of unbanked Africans who appreciate its unparalleled reach and convenience. This deal agreement between Evina and Telecoming, both with operations in 15 African, Middle Eastern and European countries, should make mobile-based transactionseven safer.

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MoMo transactions down in Zimbabwe

10 May 2021

The total number of mobile money (MoMo) transactions processed in Zimbabwe last year dropped 23% to record US$1.5bn from US$1.96bn recorded in 2019 as active MoMo subscriptions also took a dip. 

Postal and Telecommunications Regulatory Authority of Zimbabwe (Potraz) attributed the declines to the banning of mobile money agent lines.

During the period under review, the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ) banned agent lines which mainly affected Ecocash as it had the highest number of agent lines.

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Nigeria ‘confident’ of meeting new SIM NIN deadline

19 February 2021

Nigeria is confident of meeting the newly-imposed February 9 deadline for the completion of the NIN (National Identity Number)-SIM card integration project, according to the country’s officials.

Ikechukwu Adinde, director, public affairs, at the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) told local media outlets that 47.8 million NINs have been collected by mobile operators.

“At an average of three to four SIMs per subscriber, this means many millions will be linked up before the deadline in February 2021,” Adinde said in a statement. 

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