Vodafone to Launch Mobile Payment Service and 4 Telecom Titans Attracting Interest
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Vodafone Group plc (NASDAQ:VOD): Today, Vodafone India stated that it has joined hands with ICICI Bank to launch a mobile money transfer and payment service. “Vodafone India through its 100 percent subsidiary Mobile Commerce Solutions and ICICI Bank have finalised plans to launch mobile payment services this year, under the brand name `m-pesa’. The offering will comprise a mobile money account with ICICI Bank and a Mobile Wallet issued by MCSL,” the companies claimed via a joint statement. The service is to be launched initially in the eastern region, including West Bengal, Bihar, and Jharkhand, and then he rolled out in elsewhere in phases.
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