Orange adds sicap and Wincor Nixdorf Easy Cash ATMs in Ivory Coast

Source: Wincor Nixdorf

Orange Cote d'Ivoire, long term partner of solutions provider Sicap, has extended its Orange Money offer with the deployment of sicap and Wincor Nixdorf Easy Cash ATMs solution, built on Wincor Nixdorf hardware and software products.

Subscribers in Abidjan can now very easily deposit and withdraw cash from their mobile wallets.

For a large majority of Orange subscribers, the mobile wallet dispenses with the need for a bank account. The sicap Easy Cash ATMs improve the interface between virtual cash and real money, and provide a 24/7 self-service opportunity. Setting up an Orange Money wallet is free of charge, and during the launch period of the first six ATMs, transactions on the ATMs are also free for subscribers.

Sicap and Wincor Nixdorf Easy Cash ATMs were unveiled during a press conference held on 22nd February 2012 at Orange Côte d'Ivoire headquarters. Five Orange shops are fitted out in Abidjan with an ATM. During the coming months, Orange will install more ATMs in Abidjan and at other locations in major cities across the country, with the help of local product support from Wincor Nixdorf. In parallel, Orange plans to define an attractive commercial offer which will allow subscribers to use the ATMs to top up their prepaid account with cash or from the mobile wallet. Due to very flexible and modular software, it is easy to add future options such as the payment of utility bills or insurance premium.

Sylvain Andrieux, sicap West Africa Regional Manager, said that "Sicap and Orange Cote d'Ivoire have a long history of providing valuable services to subscribers and we work closely together from our mutual Abidjan subsidiaries."

"We have paid special attention to creating an ATM which meets the innovative cash-in, cash-out business model requirements of Orange. Our ATMs are not only easy to use, they are an important differentiator for the operator in a very competitive market" added Mr. Herrmann Salmen, Head of Mobile Money Projects at Wincor Nixdorf. 

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