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Using the Interoperability Test Platform for Certification & On-boarding

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Last year, the GSMA Inclusive Tech Lab launched a new platform aimed to help financial services providers test their interoperability processes: the Interoperability Test Platform. The platform allows the industry to test their own systems across different use cases but was ...

Interoperability Test Platform v1.1: Now more powerful and easier to use

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Interoperability between financial services continues to be a key focus for development in the mobile money ecosystem, but it remains a complex area with a high risk of error. The GSMA Inclusive Tech Lab is proudly supporting the industry in navigating the challenges of ...

Tailoring the GSMA Interoperability Test Platform to meet business needs: A closer look at the test case engine

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Have you ever been frustrated when trying to use a new system and it doesn’t behave as desired? And what about when the integration between systems you use becomes a challenge? These are problems of interoperability, and they are even bigger and more crucial when it ...

Understanding how the GSMA Interoperability Test Platform can adapt to new business requirements: A closer look at the architecture

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At the beginning of our journey with the GSMA Interoperability Test Platform, during the exploration phase, we decided that the platform should support operators during their drive towards building an interoperable ecosystem. In order to achieve that, one of our primary ...

Behind the GSMA Interoperability Test Platform: from inception to launch

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In the past months, the GSMA Inclusive Tech Lab made various announcements about the GSMA Interoperability Test Platform, talking about the importance of testing, our Beta release and the first version of the platform. But as an innovation lab for inclusive technologies, why ...

The GSMA Inclusive Tech Lab launches an industry-leading Interoperability Test Platform for financial inclusion

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Today, the GSMA Inclusive Tech Lab is launching the Interoperability Test Platform, the industry’s first joint test environment combining two key technologies: the GSMA Mobile Money API, a harmonised industry specification for all common mobile money use cases, and Mojaloop, ...

Mobile money interoperability: One goal, many paths

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There are many technical ways to achieve mobile money interoperability For over a decade, mobile money has been driving financial inclusion, opening access to digital transactions and giving people the tools to better manage their financial lives. Today, there are over one ...

The GSMA Inclusive Tech Lab launches a new platform to test mobile money interoperability

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Today, the GSMA Inclusive Tech Lab is releasing its Interoperability Test Platform, the first joint test environment including two key technologies, the GSMA Mobile Money API and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s Mojaloop. With this test platform, the GSMA provides ...

Interconnecting mobile money providers: why is interoperability testing so important?

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Interoperability – In the world of mobile money, this has been one of the industry’s buzz words for years, as it holds the promise of an interconnected world in which people in emerging markets can send money to each other regardless of the mobile money service they are ...

Unlocking mobile money interoperability and merchant payments across Africa through Mowali

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Orange Group and MTN Group – two of Africa’s largest mobile operators and mobile money providers – have today announced a joint venture, Mowali, to enable interoperable payments across the African continent. The GSMA is proud to support its development. With over 338 ...

Mobile money interoperability in Bolivia – a case study in Latin America

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Haga clic aquí para el blog en español Over the last years, the Mobile Money Programme has highlighted the growing relevance of bank-to-mobile integration and the multiple methods to achieve such interconnection. The 2017 State of the Industry Report highlighted that ...

Interoperability in Jordan: Lessons for the wider industry

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This blog was co-written by Claire Scharwatt and Anant Nautiyal. At the beginning of 2016, Jordan became the first country in the Middle East and North Africa to have implemented interoperability of mobile money services. Over the past few years, the Central Bank of Jordan ...

New publication explores the impact of mobile money interoperability in Tanzania

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Tanzania is one of the most developed mobile money markets in the world, representing almost a third of all of East Africa’s active mobile money accounts in 2015. [1] It is also one of the most progressive, with ambitious initiatives regularly leading to new product ...

Branchless Banking Interoperability in Pakistan: A Promising Start

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What do we mean by Interoperability? There are many different types of interoperability. In addition to transaction interoperability (the ability to transfer money between accounts from one service provider to another), it may also include retail point of sale compatibility ...

Choosing a technical model for A2A interoperability: Lessons from Tanzania and Pakistan

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Account-to-account (A2A) interoperability between mobile money services is now real, with at least five markets live at the end of 2015 and more on the way. The GSMA worked closely with mobile money service providers from two different markets, one in East Africa and one in ...

A2A interoperability: Understanding bank to mobile money transaction flows and technical solutions

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This blog post was co-written by Francesco Pasti and Nicolas Vonthron. This post is a second in a two-part series reviewing the existing landscape of and trends in transactions between bank accounts and mobile money accounts. Read the first post. Ecosystem development is key ...

A2A interoperability: What is happening between banks and mobile money providers?

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This blog post was co-written by Francesco Pasti and Nicolas Vonthron. Banks and mobile money providers are now working closer together than ever before, and the connectivity between them is key for the industry to continue to grow. Over a two-part blog series, we will ...

National infrastructure to support mobile money interoperability: Lessons from Mexico’s Inter-bank Payments System (SPEI)

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The GSMA Mobile Money programme is a strong advocate for mobile money interoperability, particularly when it is industry-led. We believe there is a compelling case for account-to-account (A2A) interoperability from the perspective of the provider, consumers, and the market ...

New publication on operational guidelines for mobile money interoperability

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The GSMA’s Mobile Money programme is helping mobile money providers to successfully launch and scale interoperable mobile money services through identifying and sharing best practices, guidelines and processes, creating performance benchmarks, and providing regulatory ...

Introducing a model to estimate transaction uplift from interoperability in mobile money

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The GSMA is introducing a new tool – the A2A Interoperability Commercial Models Toolkit – to help operators identify the transaction and revenue uplift from introducing interoperability for account-to-account (A2A) transactions between mobile money schemes in their market. ...