Sochitel international mobile remittance services

About us

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Who are we?

Sochitel is a global remittance and value transfer company focused on opportunities around the overseas top up and remittance industry. Sochitel currently specialises in reselling Mobile Airtime Top-ups globally. At Sochitel, we understand that our customers' effort in sending airtime and international remittance to friends and family back home can make a significant impact to their lives.

The Telecommunications and information technology industry is fundamentally changing the way people consume and manage information. In this new world of media and ubiquitous connectivity, information is accessed any place, any time and any way, enabling a digital lifestyle in a global village.

Contact us today – to hear more about what we do and how it can benefit you.

MFS Africa has acquired a majority stake in Sochitel.

MFS Africa is a pan-African fintech company that develops innovative value added services for mobile wallets. The company works in close partnership with mobile network operators and financial institutions to bring simple and relevant financial services to un- and under- banked customers. MFS Africa currently connects over 100 million mobile wallet customers in sub-Saharan Africa. The MFS Africa Hub also connects money transfer organizations and banks to mobile wallets in Africa, allowing each to take advantage of the growing popularity of mobile wallets as safe, convenient, compliant and cost-effective delivery channel for cross-border remittances and digital payments. Through the acquisition of Sochitel, MFS Africa expands its service offering and footprint considerably, offering more value and flexibility to its hub participants and their end users. MFS Africa will also be able to leverage Sochitel's deep reach and understanding of the African diaspora in Europe and North America to develop innovative value added services for its partners. For more information, please visit www.mfsafrica.com.

Services

Mobile Share Channel
Sochitel VTU Physical Cards
Sochitel Online Vending platform
Sochitel ePOS Electronic channels
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Timeline

The beginning
(2007-2008)

Established in 2007 - Signed first IAT agreement with MTN Nigeria to exploit reselling opportunities to diaspora communities.

Growth & visibility
(2010-2013)

Exclusive rights to MTN branded online and physical card products.
Sales and distribution expansion in overseas territories - USA, CANADA EUROPE and MIDDLE EAST.
Growth of largest UK - West Africa database of over 1 million contacts.

MFS Africa Merge
(July 2016)

The merger created the largest value transfer payment network focusing on Africa. The MFS Africa Hub enables cross-border, cross-currency and cross-network payments within and into Africa, reaching an estimated 100 million mobile wallets across all major mobile money networks.

Market leader
(2008-2010)

Established as MTN Group Lead partner for IAT in November 2010 - Implemented first ever MTN Global VTU interconnects with technical integration and live operations in 21 MTN network countries.

Platform expansion & product innovations
(2013-current)

Over 400 networks and 100 countries’ top-up products added to the existing portfolio.
Unique API interface for MobiIe Money, Bill payments, Micro-insurance plus Local & Intl. airtime top-ups.
IT Business Solutions and White label services for Global Partners.
Development of Global Top-up ecommerce site www.overseastopup.com.
Innovative Network Promotions and strategies for diaspora communities.

New Overseas Top Up
(May 2017)

Sochitel launched a new version of the www.overseastopup.com, now incredibly FAST and EASIER to use.

The beginning
(2007-2008)

Established in 2007 - Signed first IAT agreement with MTN Nigeria to exploit reselling opportunities to diaspora communities.

Market leader
(2008-2010)

Established as MTN Group Lead partner for IAT in November 2010 - Implemented first ever MTN Global VTU interconnects with technical integration and live operations in 21 MTN network countries.

Growth & visibility
(2010-2013)

Exclusive rights to MTN branded online and physical card products.
Sales and distribution expansion in overseas territories - USA, CANADA EUROPE and MIDDLE EAST.
Growth of largest UK - West Africa database of over 1 million contacts.

Platform expansion & product innovations
(2013-current)

Over 300 networks and 100 countries’ top-up products added to the existing portfolio.
Unique API interface for MobiIe Money, Bill payments, Micro-insurance plus Local & Intl. airtime top-ups.
IT Business Solutions and White label services for Global Partners.
Development of Global Top-up ecommerce site www.overseastopup.com.
Innovative Network Promotions and strategies for diaspora communities.

MFS Africa Merge
(July 2016)

The merger created the largest value transfer payment network focusing on Africa. The MFS Africa Hub enables cross-border, cross-currency and cross-network payments within and into Africa, reaching an estimated 100 million mobile wallets across all major mobile money networks.

Management

Sochitel founders have over 20 years' experience in Carrier & Ethnic MVNO industries. We understand how to work hand in hand with MNOs, Channel partners and diaspora communities across the world.

MFS founders and management are leading strategists and pioneers in Network driven Mobile payments and cross border remittances. MFS operates the largest Mobile Money platform across Africa

Our team's international experience and knowledge has helped us position the company and our platform as a leading Global Remittance Hub.​​

Jerry Ejikeme

CEO and Founder

A graduate of the University of Nigeria and the Nigerian Law School, Jerry started his early career as a lawyer but soon found his niche in the telecoms industry.

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Neil Morgan

Commercial Director

Neil has over 25 years' experience in the telecoms industry and is the Commercial Director for Lomo Mobile;

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Filip Nilsson

Chief Product Officer at MFS Africa

Filip is the Chief Product Officer at MFS Africa. He has more than 20 years of experience in the telecom industry.

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George Gray

Finance and Operations

George has built up over 20 years of Board level experience in both the commercial and not-for-profit sectors, working in manufacturing, multi-site retail, education and member-based companies.

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Dare Okoudjou

Founder and CEO of MFS Africa

Dare is the Founder and CEO of MFS Africa, a pan-African Fintech company that operates the largest mobile money hub in Africa connecting over 100 million mobile money users in 20 countries.

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