Huawei has partnered with digital money transfer service WorldRemit. WorldRemit’s international money transfer service will now be available to all partners of Huawei’s mobile money service platform across Africa.
The partnership was announced at the GSMA’s Mobile 360 conference in Dar es Salaam. This enables Huawei to add a ready-made solution for remittances to its existing suite.
Technical integration is frequently a barrier to offering international remittances for mobile network operators (MNO’s), according to the GSMA. WorldRemit is the first international remittance company to partner directly with Huawei. The deal is expected to accelerate WorldRemit’s technical integrations with new mobile money operators.
“International remittance is a very important mobile money service in Africa, and our partnership with WorldRemit will bring international remittances directly to Huawei’s customers across the continent,” said David Chen, VP of Huawei Southern Africa. “Huawei is committed to providing advanced mobile money platforms and technologies to global mobile money operators.”
Ismail Ahmed, Founder and CEO of WorldRemit, said: “We are delighted to add our remittance offering to Huawei’s extensive range of services for mobile money providers. By making it easier to connect to our service, our partnership will accelerate our ability to introduce our safe, fast and low-cost remittance service to millions of people.”