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Network International to support Airtel Africa business development

The signing ceremony for the new partnership. (Image source: Airtel Africa)

Airtel Africa, a provider of telecommunications and mobile money services, has appointed as its payment processor Network International (Network), a leading enabler of digital commerce

Airtel Africa has a presence in 14 countries on the continent and the new collaboration will help the company drive its continued provision of mobile services. The new partnership will equip the company so that it is able to navigate the dynamic landscape of digital finance, drive innovation and deliver value to its users.

“We are thrilled to partner with Network International to enhance our payment processing capabilities,” remarked Ian Ferrao, Group CEO, Airtel Money. “This collaboration will enable us to deliver a superior customer experience and drive digital financial inclusion across Africa. Network International's proven track record and deep understanding of the African market will allow us to innovate and scale our services more effectively. Together, we will empower our users with seamless and secure payment solutions, fostering economic growth and inclusion in the communities we serve.”

With experience operating in 40 countries in Africa, serving more than 200 financial institutions and facilitating more than 1.6 billion transactions, Network is well positioned to support Airtel Africa in its operations moving forward. It will roll-out its services in key Airtel Africa markets, covering card issuance products and providing technical support. This includes a comprehensive range of services such as transaction processing, card hosting and management, online fraud prevention, internal reconciliation and settlement and online access for Airtel users.

“Our collaboration with Airtel marks a major milestone for our outsourced payments services in Africa,” surmised Reda Helal, group managing director – processing, Africa and co-head group processing at Network International. “It demonstrates our ability to successfully serve Mobile Network Operators (MNOs) via our fully-fledged processing solutions and our continued dedication and commitment to the African region. We are excited to support Airtel’s growth strategy and its business development plans for the entire continent.”

Earlier in the year Airtel Africa unveiled Airtel Africa Telesonic Limited in a bid to transform the wholesale data market. Click here to learn more.

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