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Our Telekom's pioneering Mobile Money service, M-SELEN, proudly announces a strategic partnership with SolBrew, the leading brewing company in the Solomon Islands. This landmark collaboration marks a significant step forward in enhancing financial inclusion and modernizing payment solutions across the archipelago.

Under the terms of the agreement, SolBrew will be able to pay their employees using their M-SELEN wallets through the convenience of their mobile phones. Leveraging M-SELEN’s Secure and efficient platform, employees can effortlessly make purchases of their bills, withdraw and send money home to their families at ease.

 Mrs. Christina Lasaqa, CEO of Our Telekom, expressed her enthusiasm about the partnership, stating, "We are thrilled to join forces with SolBrew to bring innovative payment solutions to the people of Solomon Islands. This collaboration underscores our commitment to leveraging technology to empower communities and drive financial inclusion. Through M-SELEN, we aim to simplify transactions and enhance the overall customer experiences."

 SolBrew’s Huma Resources Manager, Ms. Grace Campbell, echoed Mrs. Lasaqa's sentiments, emphasizing the transformative potential of the partnership. "As the largest brewing company in the Solomon Islands, SolBrew is constantly seeking ways to enhance convenience and accessibility for its employees. By integrating with M-SELEN, we are ensuring a fast and secure payment process whilst also embracing digital innovation”

The partnership between M-SELEN and SolBrew represents a significant milestone in the Solomon Islands' journey towards a cash-lite economy. By promoting digital payments and fostering collaboration between industry leaders, this initiative aims to drive economic growth, empower individuals, and promote financial resilience.

SolBrew had already run 3 payrolls for its casuals through M-SELEN and all transactions were done successfully. Employees were able to receive their payments on time and could make withdrawals at ease with any M-SELEN agents or simply buy bills online and send money home.

Both parties are excited about the opportunities that lie ahead and are committed to delivering unparalleled value to their customers through continued innovation and collaboration.

About Our Telekom:

Solomon Telekom Company Limited (Our Telekom) is a local private company with majority shareholding by Solomon Islands National Provident Fund, (SINPF) which holds 97.32% of the shares, and the Investment Corporation of the Solomon Islands (ICSI), which owns 2.68% of the shares.

Our Telekom is a full-service provider with the largest mobile footprint in the Solomon Islands. Services include; Mobile 2G/3G/4G LTE, Fixed lines, VDSL & GPON, Wired/Wireless Broadband, FTTP, IPVPN, Domain & email provisioning, DR facilities management, Co-location, IT desktop services, IPLC services, Television services, and VOD services and Our Telekom’s Mobile Money Business, M-SELEN, is a pioneering mobile money service in Solomon Islands, offering secure and convenient financial solutions. M-SELEN is committed to improving financial inclusion, ensuring financial access for all, and driving financial growth in the region.

About SolBrew:

Solomon Breweries Ltd is the premier brewer of Monde Award-winning alcoholic beverages in the Solomon Islands.

Established in 1993 as the nation's first brewery, SolBrew introduced iconic local brands like SolBrew Lager and SB, along with Canoe Classic in 2015.  These brands have consistently received Gold and Silver awards in the Monde Selection Awards from 2015 to 2023.

Today, Solomon Breweries is part of global brewer HEINEKEN, integrating global best practices, policies, and standards into its operations.

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