Huawei partners with WorldRemit to boost mobile money in Africa
Digital money transfer service WorldRemit and Huawei have announced a partnership to make WorldRemit's international money transfer service available to all partners of Huawei's mobile money service platform across Africa.
The partnership, which was announced at the GSMA Mobile 360 conference in Dar es Salaam, enables Huawei to add a ready-made solution for remittances to its existing suite of services, according to a press release.
The deal will enable WorldRemit to connect to more than 100 million mobile accounts that use the Huawei platform, and is expected to improve access to mobile money remittance for millions of people, the companies said.
WorldRemit is the first international remittance company to partner directly with Huawei, according to the release. The agreement is expected to accelerate WorldRemit's technical integrations with new mobile money operators. Technical integration is frequently a barrier to offering international remittances for mobile network operators, according to the GSMA.