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The GSMA Inclusive Tech Lab for Mobile Money Interoperability

The GSMA Inclusive Tech Lab has released its Interoperability Test Platform, the first joint test environment including two key technologies, the GSMA Mobile Money API and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s Mojaloop. With this test platform, the GSMA provides the industry with an open-source and secure environment, enabling ecosystem participants to test their systems across different use cases.

Interoperability is key to the growth of the mobile money industry. In many markets, the industry is increasingly looking at hub-based models to achieve interoperability. The reliability of interoperable connections is essential to ensure consumer trust in financial systems, and critical to onboard users on this new journey.

To achieve that, interoperability testing plays a crucial role. However, testing can also be challenging, as it’s hard to test these new and complex scenarios. To support this need for testing, the Interoperability Test Platform has been and this test environment is aimed to enable wider adoption of interoperability and make payments more seamless in emerging markets.

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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