Our Telekom and Solomon Water are thrilled to announce the signing of a pivotal contract that will revolutionize how residents of the Solomon Islands pay their water bills by the end of this month, October.
In a ceremony attended by dignitaries, stakeholders, and representatives from both organizations, the CEOs of Our Telekom and Solomon Water came together to formalize this ground-breaking partnership.
The contract enables the integration of water bill payment collection into Our Telekom's recently launched Mobile Money platform, M-SELEN. This collaboration marks a significant stride toward greater financial inclusion and convenience for the people of the Solomon Islands.
M-SELEN, Our Telekom's cutting-edge Mobile Money solution, has gained rapid popularity since its launch. Now accessible across all provinces of the Solomon Islands, M-SELEN offers high-quality financial services with unparalleled convenience. The integration with Solomon Water is poised to make the lives of Solomon Water customers even more convenient and hassle-free very soon.
With this new service, Solomon Water customers will soon have the ability to purchase Cash Water and settle their post-paid bills effortlessly through their M-SELEN wallets. Gone are the days of physically visiting Solomon Water offices or other payment points. Customers can soon conduct these transactions from the comfort of their homes or offices, anytime and anywhere.
Our Telekom CEO Christina Lasaqa shared her thoughts on the significance of this partnership, saying "Our Telekom is proud to join hands with Solomon Water in this initiative. We believe that this collaboration will greatly benefit our shared customers by offering them a secure and user-friendly platform to manage their water payments conveniently. It marks a milestone in the evolution of digital services in the Solomon Islands."
Solomon Water CEO Carmine Piantedosi also expressed his excitement about the partnership stating “We are delighted to partner with Our Telekom to integrate Cash Water and Post-paid bill payments into the M-SELEN platform. This collaboration underscores our commitment to enhancing the customer experience and providing additional access points for our valued customers to pay for their water bills and tokens. It aligns perfectly with our mission to provide our valued customers with a seamless and convenient method to manage their water bills and tokens”.
Solomon Water and Our Telekom are excited to embark on this journey together, envisioning a future where the people of the Solomon Islands enjoy the best possible convenience for water bill payments and financial transactions. This partnership underscores their shared commitment to innovation, accessibility, and the welfare of the Solomon Islands community.
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.
About Solomon Water:
Solomon Water is a state-owned enterprise (SOE) established by the Solomon Islands Government in 1992 to provide municipal water and wastewater services in the country. Solomon Water currently serves over 17,000 customers in the capital city of Honiara and in key provincial centers, including Auki, Noro, and Tulagi.
Our vision: "Safe water for a healthy nation."
Our mission: "To provide reliable and safe water supply and sewerage services within our area of operations in Solomon Islands, while working in partnership with the community to plan, deliver, and operate infrastructure in a manner that seeks to minimize the social and environmental impacts of our activities."