Airtel money service in DRC passes one million customers

8 Dec 2014

Indian-backed operator Bharti Airtel has reached one million revenue-earning Airtel Money customers in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), according to BizTech Africa. The mobile money service was launched by Airtel’s DRC subsidiary in February 2012, allowing subscribers to pay, send and receive money via their mobile phone, and in August 2014 Central African financial firm BGFI Bank Group partnered with the telco, expanding services to allow customers to transfer money between their BGFI bank account and their Airtel Money account.

Managing director at Airtel DRC, Alain Kahasha, said: ‘This is a key milestone for Airtel Money…the service is fast becoming helpful to driving DRC’s economy and empowering people…DRC remains one of the markets where mobile money is making a socio-economic impact, pioneering services such as civil service salary payments in partnership with the government.’

Congo, Dem. Rep., Airtel Congo