Airtel Uganda, alongside Comviva, has won the 2020 Digital Wallet Innovation Award under the ‘Market Adoption’ category. This was at the second annual Digital Wallet Impact Innovation Awards organized by Aite Group where the two companies also won the Grand Prize.
The Impact Innovation Awards for Digital Wallets are designed to recognize and celebrate innovation achieved by digital wallet providers who are changing the way that commerce is done. The Market Adoption category specifically looks at processes or activities that help the digital wallet to achieve critical mass in the markets served by the initiative.
The other winners across the remaining four categories were: Afterpay for Customer Experience; VELA for Merchant Experience; Zeepay for Product Design; and DailyPay for Value-Added Services. The winners were selected by a global panel of independent experts on digital payments and wallets.
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 make payments to these services.
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.