Safaricom today announced that it is the final stages of preparation for the 2nd generation of its Mpesa platform which will be now be located in Kenya. Over the next week Safaricom is preparing to perform a full scale system upgrade which should see improved efficiencies and speed.
The new platform promises faster and more secure transactions for customers, enhanced system stability, functional flexibility to allow more customer service, easier integration onto M-PESA for 3rd Parties; and improved business continuity for continued service availability.
Internal systems including security, redundancy, and disaster recovery will be integrated into the platform. Safaricom has already conducted a number of dry runs to ensure that the system is working properly and that stability and uptime are restored as soon as possible after the migration.
According to Betty Mwangi,General Manager – Financial Services the platform will unlock a new era of transformational mobile financial services.
The Central Bank of Kenya and the Communications Authority of Kenya have been providing oversight to ensure that there is minimal disruption to the M-Pesa customers.