Sochitel international mobile remittance services

About us

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Who are we?

Sochitel was founded over a decade ago with the aim to provide convenient mobile airtime top services to help international migrants remotely top up and stay in touch with their family and friends back home.

Today, Sochitel and it's subsidiaries are leading distributors of airtime, data and a vast stable of digital products, providing banks and other organizations with cutting edge, innovative solutions. Sochitel, is committed to creating positive customer experiences, and are dedicated to developing unique, efficient and exceptional solutions for our clients, and their customers.

Our industry leading solutions allow us to assist organizations in offering their customers the products and services they want, on the platforms they use. We alleviate the strain of having to maintain numerous supplier relationships with individual providers and ensuring a seamless integration into any new or existing electronic channels for easy deployment and delivery of superior customer experiences.

With our headquarters in London, we have an extended footprint in Nigeria, Benin, Ghana, Kenya, Liberia, South Africa & Bangladesh. Sochitel is positioned to be your partner of choice in achieving the goals of your business to diversify your portfolio, enter new markets and grow your sales.

Whatever your business model, we can take you to the world or bring the world to you.

Contact us today – to hear more about what we do and how it can benefit you

Services

Sochitel aggregates digital services (airtime, data, utilities and lifestyle bill payments) from over 400 providers across 150+ countries worldwide. Our key offerings include

Domestic Top Ups
International Top Ups
Direct Data Top Ups
Lifestyle VAS and Bill Payments
Rewards and Incentive Programs
DiasporaPay®
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Timeline

The beginning
(2007-2008)

Established in 2007 - Signed first IAT agreement with MTN Nigeria to exploit reselling opportunities to diaspora communities.

Growth & visibility
(2010-2013)

Exclusive rights to MTN branded online and physical card products.
Sales and distribution expansion in overseas territories - USA, CANADA EUROPE and MIDDLE EAST.
Growth of largest UK - West Africa database of over 1 million contacts.

Collaboration with banks
(Jan 2016)

Established relationships and went live with leading Nigerian and Pan African financial service institutions as a digital service supplier.

Upgrades
(May 2017)

Sochitel launched a new version of the website & app service platform on - www.overseastopup.com
Sochitel commenced the expansion of its bouquet of digital services to include bill payments and lifestyle vas offerings.

Pan Africa Expansion
(2018)

Established market leadership for superior service performance and reliability commenced expansion of Pan African 'physical' footprint to include Ghana, Benin, Liberia, Kenya and South Africa.

Market leader
(2008-2010)

Established as MTN Group Lead partner for IAT in November 2010 - Implemented first ever MTN Global VTU interconnects with technical integration and live operations in 21 MTN network countries.

Platform expansion & product innovations
(2013-current)

Over 400 networks and 100 countries’ top-up products added to the existing portfolio.
Unique API interface for MobiIe Money, Bill payments, Micro-insurance plus Local & Intl. airtime top-ups.
IT Business Solutions and White label services for Global Partners.
Development of Global Top-up ecommerce site www.overseastopup.com.
Innovative Network Promotions and strategies for diaspora communities.

MFS Africa Merge
(July 2016)

The merger created the largest value transfer payment network focusing on Africa. The MFS Africa Hub enables cross-border, cross-currency and cross-network payments within and into Africa, with a potential to reach an estimated 170 million mobile wallets across all major mobile money network.

The beginning
(2007-2008)

Established in 2007 - Signed first IAT agreement with MTN Nigeria to exploit reselling opportunities to diaspora communities.

Market leader
(2008-2010)

Established as MTN Group Lead partner for IAT in November 2010 - Implemented first ever MTN Global VTU interconnects with technical integration and live operations in 21 MTN network countries.

Growth & visibility
(2010-2013)

Exclusive rights to MTN branded online and physical card products.
Sales and distribution expansion in overseas territories - USA, CANADA EUROPE and MIDDLE EAST.
Growth of largest UK - West Africa database of over 1 million contacts.

Platform expansion & product innovations
(2013-current)

Over 300 networks and 100 countries’ top-up products added to the existing portfolio.
Unique API interface for MobiIe Money, Bill payments, Micro-insurance plus Local & Intl. airtime top-ups.
IT Business Solutions and White label services for Global Partners.
Development of Global Top-up ecommerce site www.overseastopup.com.
Innovative Network Promotions and strategies for diaspora communities.

Collaboration with banks
(Jan 2016)

Established relationships and went live with leading Nigerian and Pan African financial service institutions as a digital service supplier.

Upgrades
(May 2017)

Sochitel launched a new version of the website & app service platform on - www.overseastopup.com
Sochitel commenced the expansion of its bouquet of digital services to include bill payments and lifestyle vas offerings.

MFS Africa Merge
(July 2016)

The merger created the largest value transfer payment network focusing on Africa. The MFS Africa Hub enables cross-border, cross-currency and cross-network payments within and into Africa, with a potential to reach an estimated 170 million mobile wallets across all major mobile money network.

Pan Africa Expansion
(2018)

Established market leadership for superior service performance and reliability commenced expansion of Pan African 'physical' footprint to include Ghana, Benin, Liberia, Kenya and South Africa.

Management

Sochitel founders have over 20 years' experience in Carrier & Ethnic MVNO industries. We understand how to work hand in hand with MNOs, Channel partners and diaspora communities across the world.

Our team's international experience and knowledge has helped us position the company and our platform as a leading Global Remittance Hub.​​

Jerry Ejikeme

CEO and Founder

A graduate of the University of Nigeria and the Nigerian Law School, Jerry started his early career as a lawyer but soon found his niche in the telecoms industry.

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Francis Nwoboshi

Chief Operating Officer

Francis brings onboard over 16 years of diversified experience in financial services and digital payments in Africa.

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Adebiyi Ogunsiji

MD Nomiworld Ltd

Biyi is a seasoned business executive with over 15 years experience in the telecoms and legal landscape in Nigeria and the African region.

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Neil Morgan

Commercial Director

Neil has over 25 years' experience in the telecoms industry and is the Commercial Director for Lomo Mobile.

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George Gray

Finance and Operations

George has built up over 20 years of Board level experience in both the commercial and not-for-profit sectors, working in manufacturing, multi-site retail, education and member-based companies.

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