For more than a decade, Mahindra Comviva has partnered with some of the world’s largest and fastest growing mobile service providers, offering mobility solutions that have accelerated revenue growth, enhanced customer loyalty and delivered greater cost efficiencies. Today, we have an established presence in more than 90 countries, providing over a billion mobile users access to our solutions globally. Our focus has always been on creating value for our partners and customers. We have achieved this through our portfolio of productized solutions that not only enhance the end-user’s mobile experience but also improve our partners’ business performance.
We have enabled this by deploying solutions that exploit legacy investments and have incorporated advanced technology, service delivery and management techniques into its application, platform and service offerings.
As a global leader in mobility solutions, Mahindra Comviva has helped and continues to transform the lives of over a billion people across the globe.
Mobile Money is in take-off mode. In developed markets 2015 saw the launch of NFC payments from all of the major players and in growth markets, for some time it has offered convenience, financial inclusion and incredible reach. Yet the technology is typically fragmented, has to comply with varying levels of government regulation and is built on complex value-chains that includes banks, mobile operators, handset manufacturers, money agents and merchants. Taken together the result is an ecosystem that globally is accelerating at different speeds.
Africa is a mobile first continent. In many of its constituent countries its also experiencing the roll-out of faster mobile networks and, alongside the critical mass of feature phones, an increasing availability of cheaper smartphones.
As a consequence, digital content providers and stores are gearing up to maximize the pan-African mobile opportunity. Below Atul Madan, Mahindra Comviva’s Senior Vice President and Head of Mobile Life Style & Customer Care Solutions discusses the complexities of digital content creation and distribution across the African continent.
2015 has seen some landmark announcements around mobile money.
Proximity payments from Google, Apple and Samsung are slowly taking off, direct operator billing is increasingly popular as an app store (and in-app) payment channel option and growth markets continue to realise economic and social benefits from people transacting via their mobile device. We asked members of MEF’s Mobile Money Working Group to give us their predictions on these and other mobile money topics for 2016.