UNITEL and Huawei join forces to launch mobile money service in Angola

UNITEL launched this week a digital money service “UNITEL Money” in Angola. The service allows users to make deposit, withdrawal, transfer and payment via mobile phone, without needing a bank account.The technology platform used by UNITEL is powered by Huawei, with whom the company has been cooperating over the past couple of years.

“The project is more than a mobile payment service, it enables the local ICT ecosystem to tap into mobile payment and grow the digital economy; it brings benefits not only to individuals but also to SMEs to help grow their businesses to fuel the economic recovery in the post COVID-19 era,” said UNITEL in a statement.

On the other hand, Chu Xiaoxin, CEO of Huawei Angola, also commented on the project saying: “Huawei is willing to work with UNITEL and commit to provide high-quality telecommunication service and mobile payment services for Angola as always, boost the rapid growth of non-cash payments, and contribute to the transformation of Angola’s digital society and economy”.