Company Profile/

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.

MEF Minute/

Mobile money outlook 2016

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.

Understanding the digital content mix in Africa

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.

Industry views: mobile money predictions for 2016

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.

Transforming lives through mobile technology – mind the bumps!

The recent MEF Global Consumer Survey noted that mobile-first regions are driving innovation across a range of mobile services, with accelerated adoption of relatively new areas of mobile such as mHealth, mobile banking and education. Here, Patrick Allainguillaume, Global Market Unit Head at Mahindra Comviva, reflects on mobile's growing importance in playing a transformative role in society.  Also check out our MEFTV interview with Patrick from MEF Connects Africa during AfricaCom.   For any individual...

Digital Wallets – Transforming the retail experience

Srinivas Nidugondi, Senior Vice President at Mahindra Comviva heads the mobile financial Solutions business unit. Here he discusses how mobile wallets present a huge opportunity for creative merchants to add value to digital transactions, while sharing his key tips for success and the pitfalls to avoid. The way we use money has undergone a sea-change. After several false starts, financial services and mobile connectivity have forged a mutually beneficial relationship. According to...