Vodacom has partnered with Alipay to launch a new super-app for customers in South Africa. The partnership seeks to introduce advanced mobile solutions to South African customers and merchants.
Shameel Joosub, CEO, Vodacom Group, told the media, “We already offer South African customers an ecosystem of innovative digital financial services products, but this technology partnership with Alipay will enable us to be on par with leading global digital counterparts quicker and more efficiently.”
It is reported that Vodacom will closely work with Alipay to develop a super-app. The proposed super-app seeks to bring enhanced customer experience for South African customers through a digital payments ecosystem. This will serve both banked and unbanked population in the country.
Guoming Cheng, Head of Global Payment Partnership, Ant Group, told the media, “Vodacom Financial Services’ aim is to better serve customers and merchants in South Africa through digital technology, and we look forward to working with them to achieve this.”
However, the solution will only be available in South Africa. But other Vodacom markets will continue to offer M-Pesa though the company has closed the option in the country, media reports said. Also, Vodacom customers will be rewarded airtime and data while using the super-app.