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International Remittance Considerations for Mobile Network Operators

Mobile network operators (MNOs) are becoming increasingly interested in offering international remittances, often as a new transaction type added to an existing mobile money service currently providing domestic transactions. This paper from the GSMA reviews the international remittance market, the opportunity for MNOs, and the technical, legal, commercial, and operational considerations for any new player to this market. The paper also introduces Mobile Money Transfer, an open business model developed by the GSMA to accelerate MNO market entry and participation in a meaningful and value adding role.

The GSMA represents the interests of mobile operators worldwide, uniting more than 750 operators with over 350 companies in the broader mobile ecosystem, including handset and device makers, software companies, equipment providers and internet companies, as well as organisations in adjacent industry sectors. The GSMA also produces the industry-leading MWC events held annually in Barcelona, Los Angeles and Shanghai, as well as the Mobile 360 Series of regional conferences.

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