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Interoperability is a well-documented problem in mobile money. In our work around the world, we hear often about the struggles of the customer in transferring money, or accessing financial access points, if they don’t have the same provider as the recipient of their transfer. The reasons for this are quite clear, and have been outlined in prior blogs on this website – mobile money providers creating closed loop systems. However, once a market has made the decision to take steps towards becoming interoperable, what does this process look like? What can we learn about the successes and failures of other markets in their endeavors? Interoperability: the role of rules and standards explores these questions and ways to overcome the common challenges operators face.

Read Interoperability: the role of rules and standards here:

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