The government of Côte d’Ivoire announces the interoperability of digital financial services in 2020. The project, which is in line with the regional strategy for financial inclusion, led by the Central Bank of the African States Ouest (BCEAO), aims to increase the number of Ivorians who access financial services. The interoperability of digital financial services,...

Operator recently secured a US$120-million credit facility. Orange Côte d’Ivoire has raised FCFA70-billion (approximately US$120-million) in credit to bolster its local fibre optic network interests. The credit arrangement is for a period of five years and to secure the facility, the operator partnered with several banks including Banque Internationale pour le Commerce et l’Industrie de...

MTN Group has appointed Djibril Ouattara as chief executive officer of MTN Ivory Coast, effective 1 November 2019. According to a statement issued by the operator, the appointment follows the departure of former CEO, Freddy Tchala in September. MTN describes Djibril as a seasoned executive with experience spanning more than 15 years in telecoms. “In...

Mobile operator MTN has launched the first Chatbot to perform mobile money transactions via WhatsApp in Côte d’Ivoire. This innovation called “Eva de MoMo” is a Chatbot based on artificial intelligence technology. Eva plays the role of a virtual assistant, and is able to interact with mobile money subscribers on WhatsApp channels. Different features are also fulfilled by...

At its Annual General Meeting held on April 28, 2019 in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, MainOne, a company specialized in providing internet connectivity, announced the extension of its fiber-optic cable optics and the opening of its Data Center in the country next October. The remarks were made by Kazeem Oladepo, the Business Executive of MainOne of the French...

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