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Viettel e-wallet wins gold prize at International Business Awards

 Lumitel e-wallet of Viettel Burundi S.A, a subsidiary of Viettel Group in Burundi, has won a Golden Award in the category of “Fastest-Growing Company for the Year – in the Middle East and Africa” at the 2019 International Business Awards in Vienna, Austria.

The International Business Awards – IBA Stevie Awards have been described by the New York Post as the Oscars for international business. The awards were created in 2002 to honour and generate public recognition of the achievements and positive contributions of organisations and working professionals worldwide.

Less than a year after being launched in March 2017, the Viettel e-wallet service in Burundi built a distribution system with nearly 16,800 agents covering 86 percent of Burundi.

It is currently Burundi’s largest mobile money distribution service with 1.4 million customers, making up 60 percent of the market share./.