Cambodia: MekongNet and IPification deliver mobile authentication

07 April 2022

Cambodian ISP and A2P messaging aggregator MekongNet joined forces with mobile identity solutions provider IPification to provide seamless mobile data authentication services in Cambodia.

The former is offering the full suite of IPification mobile identity solutions under its Mobile Da-ta Authentication service. These include fraud prevention services such as SIM swap detection and device change detection, as well as faster user acquisition and QR code login processes.

IPification provides mobile IP address-based authentication and identity solutions which allow users to confirm their identity via a mobile ID key consisting of their IP address, phone number, and device data. The firm’s collaboration with MekongNet will drive the deployment and adop-tion rate of this service by enterprises in Cambodia.

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BTRC offers more relief for mobile users

07 April 2022

The Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC) has introduced big changes to mobile data and other packages, in a bid to provide more relief to mobile users.

This move will cut the number of offers and enable customers to carry forward their unused data of the current deal to the next one.

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Nepal hands Indian travellers digital payment access

06 April 2022

Indian visitors to Nepal will no longer need to carry physical cash thanks to a new cross-border payment system based on interoperable and mobile first technology.

The National Payment Corporation of India (NPCI) and International Payments Limited (NIPL), the international arm of National Payments Corporation of India, have partnered with Gateway Payments Service and Manam Infotech to deploy a unified payment interface (UPI) in Nepal.

This means travellers can simply make payments by scanning quick response (QR) codes.

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Telenor to divest Wave Money and exit Myanmar mobile banking

05 January 2022

Telenor is exiting Myanmar mobile banking

Telenor is exiting Myanmar mobile banking

Norwegian telecoms operator has agreed to sell its 51% stake in Wave Money, one of Myanmar's biggest mobile payment services, to a consortium led by Singapore-listed Yoma Strategic Holdings, its main partner in the business.

The sale of the operator’s 51% share will give Yoma Group chairman Serge Pun a 75%  stake in Wave Money, with the deal expected to close in the next few days.

A previous attempt in June 2020 to sell its stake in Wave Money to Yoma Strategic Holdings was never finalised, after Ant Financial dropped plans to invest in the venture.

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