UNBANKED IN MIDDLE EAST TO USE MOBILE TRANSFERS WITH WU

Updated: 10/22/2008 16:08
Reprints/Permissions  Hyip Monitor
Partnership with Orascom Telecom, operating six mobile networks with a combined total of 77 million subscribers in Algeria, Pakistan and others

To introduce mobile remittance services for the unbanked in select markets in the Middle East, Africa and Asia Western Union entered into a partnership with Orascom Telecom, operating six mobile networks with a combined total of 77 million subscribers in Algeria, Pakistan, Egypt, Tunisia, Bangladesh and Zimbabwe.

As of today Western Union is operating primarily through an agent network with more than 355,000 locations in over 200 countries and territories. The mobile money transfer service is available from a number of Western Union agent locations in the US, the Middle East, Asia-Pacific and Europe to Globe Telecom and Smart Communications subscribers in the Philippines.

Western Union established a relationship with Orascom Telecom as a part of its conjoint program with the GSM Association, a global trade association representing over 750 GSM mobile phone operators initiated to facilitate the development of cross-border mobile money transfer services.


About the author

Nicole Berger has over seven years experience writing and editing for online and print media. She has held various editor and associate editor positions in some of forefront independent media publications. A consistently dependable team player, I thrive in a high-pressure environment, enjoy the challenges of meeting deadlines and managing a team, and am comfortable researching, writing and editing on a wide range of topics.
You May Also Like