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TerraPay, a mobile-first international payment network, today announced that it has been working with the GSMA to ensure TerraPay compatibility with the recently rolled out standardized mobile money APIs. TerraPay will provide support by providing a staging environment for the new GSMA Mobile Money API Developer portal that will enable the wider technical community to learn how to use its APIs.

The GSMA Mobile Money Programme has led a consultative design process together with its partners and industry stakeholders, culminating in a published a set of standardized mobile money APIs that combine best practices in the technology industry. These APIs cater for a core set of mobile money use cases including interoperability between mobile money and banks, or among mobile money providers and merchant payments, including: fulfillment status of transactions; bill payments; basic account management; international transfers, including request for quotation; and bulk transactions, amongst other important industry-based requirements and use cases.

Ambar Sur, Founder and CEO of TerraPay said, “We help to provide a standardized, off-the-shelf operating environment for all mobile wallet service providers wishing to offer affordable, secure and reliable transnational payment products faster to their consumers. This is important because the mobile wave for international remittance growth is just beginning. An increasing number of mobile wallet providers are now ready to open networks and make low-value international payments an integral part of their businesses.”

TerraPay has supported the industry-led initiative, by providing a staging environment to the GSMA Mobile Money API Developer portal, where the wider mobile money industry and associated technical verticals can test and learn to develop against these standardized APIs in an interactive environment. It is also recognised as having submitted a compatibility measurement publication of its available services with the GSMA.

Adoption of the harmonized APIs will bring consistency and encourage quicker partner on-boarding across diverse industry players. It will facilitate seamless integration between the different mobile money industry platforms and reduce bottlenecks that delay partners from leveraging the wider mobile money ecosystem.

Kenneth Omeruo
Omeruo Ndukaku Kenneth is an Innovation Management expert,the CEO of Emerging Media,a new media company.He is a member of ISPIM - International Society for Professional Innovation Management and the US-Africa chamber of Commerce.He is the Founder of TechTrends Nigeria Blog,Nigeria Innovation Summit and the African Innovation Academy.Kenneth is a highly sought-after Internet Marketing Consultant who has through his seminars, articles, training and consulting, helped many organizations, Individuals, Businesses maximize the Internet for business purposes.Kenneth has also being featured as a guest on the TV show TODAY ON STV Nigeria and on Bloomberg Africa TV.He is the author of the best –selling Internet Book: How To Create Unlimited Internet Wealth. He is a syndicated columnist with the following Newspapers in Nigeria: Daily Independent, Financial Standard, PUNCH, BusinessDay, and Sun.Kenneth organises the EduNet Conference for Universities in Nigeria. Kenneth is a member of Institute of Software Practitioners of Nigeria( ISPON ) Roundtable For Capacity Development in Nigeria,member pre-selection committee for Nigeria at the UN World Summit Awards,a Panelist for Youth Enterprise With Innovation in Nigeria(YouWIN)-a Federal government initiative created by the ministry of finance,supported by ministries of Communications Technology,Youth Development,Worldbank and DFID. A 2013 Judge at the Google Cloud Developers Challenge for Sub Saharan Africa.He has been a contributing editor of Nigeria Communications Week,Africa Telecom and IT Business Magazine,ICT Today magazine,M2 magazine.Kenneth has been invited to the Commonwealth Telecommunications Organisation Forum, Oracle Open World Conference USA, Oracle Cloud World Dubai, and GITEX Dubai. He now lives in New York with his family and presently working on an Open Innovation project for Nigeria. You can contact Kenneth through email: (kenneth (at)techtrendsng.com) Facebook:www.facebook.com/Kenneth.omeruo On Twitter:www.twitter.com/kennethomeruo Skpe:Kenneth.Omeruo

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