Airtel Uganda wins 2020 Digital Wallet Innovation Award
Aite Group annually recognizes innovation by digital wallet providers that are changing the way commerce is done. The winners are selected by a global panel of independent experts on digital payments and wallets.
“Digital wallets are becoming the engines of commerce, and with the Covid – 19 pandemic, their importance to consumers is greater than ever,” said Thad Peterson, senior analyst at Aite Group. “And as can be seen with Airtel Money Uganda, they have the power to move complete economies.”
Airtel partners with multiple utilities providers, billers, merchants, businesses, international remittance partners, Commercial banks and the Government of Uganda to facilitate payments and collections for these partners and facilitate the public making payments to these services.
“This award recognises our effort towards making Airtel Money a world-class service, and Airtel Money’s revolutionary impact on increasing financial inclusion, digitizing payments and creating a digital cash-lite Uganda,” said Airtel Uganda Chief Commercial Officer, Mr. Amit Kapur.
The rich portfolio of services is complemented by an expansive Airtel money distribution network of over 102,000 active Airtel money agents and over 850 active and dedicated Airtel Money Branches spread across Uganda, providing last-mile services like cash deposit, withdrawals and customer support services to Airtel Money customers. Airtel Money Uganda is powered by Comviva’s mobiquity® Money platform.
“This award validates our ability to bring innovative fintech services to the forefront in emerging economies,” said Suresh Khosla, Head of Airtel Business at Comviva