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January 28, 2024

Understanding Mobile Digital Financial Services: The Future of Mobile Finance Solutions

Exploring the transformative impact of mobile digital financial services, this article sheds light on how these platforms redefine financial management through enhanced convenience, robust security, and a wide array of features, from banking to investing. It also forecasts future trends, underlining technology's pivotal role in shaping an accessible and efficient financial landscape.
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September 14, 2023

Airvantage, Neem and Ufone 4G Launch UAdvance for Instant Airtime Lending in Pakistan

In a thrilling development within Pakistan's dynamic telecom arena, Airvantage, powered by the cutting-edge Neem embedded finance platform, has proudly unveiled a game-changing innovation in collaboration with the leading Pakistani telecom giant, Ufone 4G – introducing the revolutionary UAdvance!
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August 22, 2023

Elevating Financial Experiences with Airvantage's Mobile Money Solutions

June 12, 2023

Revolutionizing Kenya's Economy with Mobile Money. Discover the power of Airvantage's Advanced Mobile Financial Services

In today's dynamic business landscape, adaptation is key to success. Kenya's economy has witnessed a remarkable transformation fueled by the introduction of mobile money.
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June 1, 2023

Mobile Financial Services in Africa: The Key Role of Collaboration Between Fintech and MNOs

The payment landscape has seen a significant shift in recent years, with the rise of fintech companies and mobile financial services. Traditional banks are no longer the only players in the game, as these new players have disrupted the market, providing innovative solutions that cater to the unbanked and underbanked populations.
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May 24, 2023

What is Mobile Money System?

November 8, 2022

Financial Identity as a Service (FiDaaS): Should MNOs Be Offering It?

With the demand for traditional mobile services, like voice calls and text messages, ever on the decline, customer churn and dwindling revenues are becoming increasing concerns for mobile network operators (MNOs). As an MNO, evolving and adapting needs to be part of your DNA to remain competitive and relevant to customers.
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August 9, 2022

Examining AI in the Mobile Network Industry

The telecom industry is experiencing technological growth and innovation never seen before, propelled forward by the advent of 5G broadband as well as the internet of things (IoT) capabilities. Artificial intelligence (AI) is currently experiencing a boom, with many mobile network operating (MNO) companies adopting AI to assist in their complex management operations. With its multipurpose and multifunction capabilities, AI has the potential to be a key driver for growth in numerous areas, ranging from infrastructure maintenance to sales and retail operations.
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August 1, 2022

Digital Identities - What Role Can MNOs Play in Digital Identity Services?

We live in a digital-first world. With over 5.1 billion people owning a mobile subscription and 8 billion mobile devices connected to cell networks globally, owning a mobile device is no longer difficult to do, no matter your socioeconomic background. These figures are only set to continue to go, as it’s estimated that 5.8 billion people will own a mobile subscription by 2025. Mobile connectivity enables us to perform a variety of tasks including making purchases, arranging transport, paying bills and subscriptions and gaining and sharing information almost instantly.
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July 22, 2022

5 Steps to Renewal: Ways MNOs Can Win - And Keep – Their Subscribers

For mobile network operators, churn is an ongoing concern - one thatis, unfortunately, worsening instead of improving. MNOs face incoming challenges from every direction, market saturation,stiff competition both inside and outside the mobile communications industryand growing customer disinterest in the services they’ve always offered. The mobile network industry is getting more saturated by the day. Newmobile network service providers are entering the market daily, offering morefor less and compelling customers to window shop, impacting their loyalty. ‍
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July 22, 2022

Nkalime M-Pesa: Bringing Financial Inclusivity to the People of Lesotho

Success is better when it’s shared - whether it’s among friends, family, loved ones or communities. Success should be available to all, irrespective of where they come from or what their dreams are. ‍ With a large majority of Basotho being unbanked, access to loans and other financial services are limited and often hard to obtain, making it all the more difficult to access the capital they need to turn their dreams into tangible success stories. ‍ Recognising this gap in service delivery, Vodacom (VCL) financial services and Airvantage Lesotho decided to work together to find a solution that combines the benefits and capabilities of mobile money with the need for instant access to financial services. By leveraging the data gathered from individual mobile money users, both parties were able to build a custom solution capable of bringing greater financial inclusivity to the people of Lesotho.
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July 14, 2022

Mobile Money Wallets - Is It Time to Start Offering Them To Your Customers?

Mobile Network Operators (MNOs) currently find themselves in a bind. Their primary service - the service which has, up to this point, always defined their identity - of instant communication no longer has the value it once did. Landline, mobile and broadband services have all been eclipsed by instant messaging services and social platforms powered by wireless connectivity. And MNOs are feeling the sting in their pockets. By no longer being the gatekeepers of analogue and digital communication, operators are struggling to redefine themselves in a post-call landscape.
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July 6, 2022

Mobile Money Wallets: Are They a Profitable Business Model for MNOs?

Gone are the days when Telcos were the gatekeepers of all communication services. The rise of apps and social media platforms like Whatsapp and Facebook have effectively made communication free to the general population, who carry these channels around with them on their mobile devices.
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June 28, 2022

The Potential Of Mobile Money in South Africa

Across the continent of Africa, mobile money has experienced a massive rise in popularity. Large populations of people across developing markets who have limited access to formal banking systems or the documentation required to open a bank account are drawn to the easy availability of mobile banking and the minimal processes required to obtain mobile money.
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June 20, 2022

Handset Financing: Everyone Wants It, So Why Do So Few MNOs Offer It?

Across both developed and emerging markets, technology can act as the ultimate equaliser, bridging the divide and providing more equal opportunities to people around the world. In particular, mobile devices and the capabilities they offer can help people to access services they might otherwise not be able to procure and help businesses and customers to stay connected 24/7.
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