Ericsson and MTN Group have continued their partnership to launch mobile wallet services across the telecoms operator’s footprint with the deployment of the Ericsson Converged Wallet in Swaziland. Ericsson has replaced MTN Swaziland’s existing mobile wallet platform (with more than 275,000 users) and has integrated the new solution into the operator’s charging system. The new platform serves as a mobile money hub solution, connecting MTN’s operations in several countries, enabling the fast launch of new services and providing cross-promotion capabilities for improved adoption. As a hub solution, the reusability of products and services across regions improves time-to-market and operational efficiencies.
‘Through our work with Ericsson, MTN Swaziland offers MTN Mobile Money to bridge the gap between the region’s banked and unbanked populations, providing wide and crucial access to financial services,’ commented MTN Swaziland CEO Ambrose Dlamini, adding: ‘With our rollout of Ericsson Converged Wallet, we have enhanced the stability and security of our mobile financial services offering, while gaining the ability to deliver better mobile financial services offers and bundles as part of our pre-paid services.’