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CWG Extends MTN XaaS to Power Diamond Y'elloaccount

August 25, 2014

In furtherance of the Cashless Initiative of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Computer Warehouse Group Plc has extended the MTN XaaS platform to power the Diamond Y'elloAccount in collaboration with Diamond Bank and MTN Nigeria. MTN XaaS runs on indigenous software from Computer Warehouse Group Plc designed to provide efficient cloud based banking services.

Diamond Y'elloAccount is a mobile banking product built on MTN Xaas platform to enable MTN subscribers, including the unbanked and under-banked populace in Nigeria enjoy the banking services from Diamond Bank. The Diamond Y'elloAccount allows automatic account opening by all MTN subscribers, presently put at 58.4 million.

During the launch of this innovative service, the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Diamond Bank, Dr. Alex Otti, said the move was aimed at deepening the cash-less initiative, considering that only about 40 million of the estimated over 150 million Nigerians have bank accounts.

He noted that the development would afford millions of Nigerians who have mobile phones but are alienated from banking activities due to procedures to seamlessly key into the formal banking system.

The Chief Technology Officer of Computer Warehouse Group Plc, Mr. James Agada, noted that Diamond Y'ello Account is riding on indigenous technology provided by the Computer Warehouse Group Plc.

He stated that, "This technology and many others in the pipeline, which include our SMERP platform, our PosApp solution and our teleport services all form part of the CWG 2.0 initiative where CWG is working with several partners to deploy solutions and services to the wider MSME and consumer markets."

Also speaking at the launch, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of MTN Nigeria, Mr. Michael Ikpoki, said the telecommunications outfit was ready to absorb the anticipated surge into her digital solutions, allaying fears of disruptions.

It will be recalled that during the MTNXaas launch in 2012, the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of CWG Plc, Mr. Austin Okere, noted that MTNXaaS is just one of the Technology platforms that CWG will develop for business operation enhancement.

"This is the beginning of so many innovations we are going to unveil; we are going to look at Hospitals, Hotels, Insurance and all those who are locked out of being able to provide competitive services due to IT deficiency and develop suitable technology that will enhance their business growth. CWG and MTN will break the barrier," he said.

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Source: AllAfrica

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