“The interfaces launched, to begin with, are Mobile Device Applications, Web Portals and POS terminals and the merchants are free to use any of these interfaces,” the company said.
The portal offers mobile banking and a mobile payment system, with an integration of the top four major mobile operators in the country (undisclosed). It also allows users to recharge their mobile airtime via the Internet.
Other services rendered by the company include mobile banking, mobile money, mobile remittance, mobile payments, e-recharge and voucher management.
Deepak Luthra, COO Estel, said: “It is yet another special day for Estel to achieve this technological advancement and I’m 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.”
“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 & Africa for its deployment. We also sincerely thank our customer for the confidence and trust they have displayed in our capabilities.”
Earlier this week, SwissClear Global, a Singapore-based e-Commerce company, launched its e-recharge portal covering several African countries including Nigeria and Estel’s entry into West Africa is viewed as rendering the region a battleground for the commerce portals.