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Four Nigerian telcos plug into e-recharge platform



By Technology Times Reporter

photo 17210 20100314Lagos. February 10, 2013: The top four Mobile Network Operators (MNOs) in Nigeria have been successfully integrated with Estel’s platform supporting a diverse range of recharge options and other applications, the Indian technology company has announced. 

Estel Technologies says that three other unnamed telcos will also be integrated in the near future as it continues its reach and presence through strategic partnerships and alliances in Africa, Asia, Middle Eastern and Latin America.

Estel says the Nigeria implementation of its e-Recharge platform, the first multi-operator platform to go live outside of India, takes it to a new high in terms of offering complex and highly customised technology to its customers to meet extremely challenging market requirements in different countries and continents.

In addition to the complexities involved in a common platform to service multiple operators, this deployment in Nigeria offers highly flexible user interfaces to the merchant network, Estel says.

Speaking on this milestone launch, Deepak Luthra, COO, Estel says, “It is yet another special day for Estel to achieve this technological advancement and I am proud of Estel team which eats, breathes and sleeps innovation and is always ready to take on new challenges to create innovative solutions to meet complex market requirements.”

He adds that, “Estel is now also ready with a multi operator Mobile Money platform and is at very advanced level talks with some service providers in Asia and Africa for its deployment. We also sincerely thank our customer for the confidence and trust they have displayed in our capabilities.”

According to Estel, the interfaces launched by the Nigerian telcos, to begin with, are Mobile Device Applications, Web Portals and POS terminals and the merchants are free to use any of these interfaces. This common platform also takes care of diverse methodologies for recharge available with different operators including managing both voucher-based and voucherless top ups. 

“The platform will also be addressing the corporate segment in Nigeria wherein the corporate will manage a one-shot recharge of mobile accounts of all eligible employees through a user friendly web portal”, Estel says.

Estel Technologies is a specialist m-Commerce technology company offering m-Commerce software platforms like Mobile Banking, Mobile Money, Mobile Remittance, Mobile Payments, e-Recharge, Voucher Management and other related value added solutions serving 24 customers in 19 countries across the globe.


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