Strategic ‘coopetition’: The value of partnerships in the platform era - GSMA Mobile 360 Series

Strategic ‘coopetition’: The value of partnerships in the platform era

Mobile Money Leadership Forum

Date & Time

Thursday, 18 Jul

11:30 - 12:30


In 2012 M-Shwari, a joint initiative by CBA bank and Safaricom, provided access to micro-savings and loans to help protect their customers against unexpected emergencies. Mobile money providers are increasingly testing a variety of hybrid business strategies, incorporating elements of collaboration and competition. In 2018, Mowali set a new standard for cooperation by offering a platform open to mobile networks operators, banks, money transfer operators and other financial services providers, functioning as an open industry utility to facilitate interoperability.

Recently we have witnessed a new wave of ‘coopetition’ in the industry, involving partnerships with global Tech players. This session will explore partnerships in the ‘payments as a platform’ era. What are the characteristics of an impactful partnership? How will the balance between collaboration and ‘coopetition’ be struck in order to maximise impact in emerging markets?


The third day of Mobile 360 – Africa is free to attend registering with the code DAY3ONLY. Interested in attending the full three day event? Email [email protected].