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April 8, 2020updated 28 Feb 2022 7:22am

Senegal’s Free joins forces with Comviva to improve mobile money service

Senegal-based mobile network operator Free has teamed up with Comviva to enhance its mobile money service ‘Free Money’.

The telecom company has deployed Comviva’s mobiquity Money platform on Free Money to enhance its digital financial service and augment its customer’s digital payments experience.

Comviva said that the deployment will bring global mobile money best practices to users of Free Money in Senegal.

mobiquity Money is said to one of the largest mobile money platforms with more than 60 deployments in over 45 nations.

Free Money, which was launched in 2014, delivers a range of digital financial services including money transfer, bill payment, merchant payment, and mobile credit recharge.

It is claimed that the transition to the new mobiquity Money platform has boosted Free Money’s system capacity and increased transaction security.

Free Senegal CEO Mamadou MBENGUE said: “The new platform will facilitate product innovation, helping us to reinforce Free Money, launch new consumer centric digital financial services and deliver superior user experience to our customers.”

Comviva head of Africa region Anil Krishnan said: “mobiquity Money is a feature-rich, scalable and flexible mobile money platform which has been deployed across five continents in past 14 years.

“The platform will enable Free Money to accelerate growth of mobile money in Senegal by introducing innovative digital financial services and providing frictionless payments experience to users.”

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