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WING works with Smart Mobile

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A customer walks into a WING branch in Phnom Penh. The company, a wholly owned subsidiary of ANZ Bank, is set to launch its money transfer service on Smart Mobile.

MOBILE phone firm Smart is set to become the latest mobile phone service in Cambodia to use WING, a payment service owned by ANZ Banking Group.

WING's business-performance manager, Lee-Anne Pitcaithly, said Wednesday that the firm will launch the service for Smart customers at 9am Friday after an event in Phnom Penh.

WING's managing director, Brad Adams, said deals with other mobile phone providers are also planned.
"It's likely we'll have another couple of big announcements in the next few months," he said Wednesday.

The service allows payment by mobile phone using the WING Tinh Card, a top-up system starting at US$1. WING launched on the Hello network in April.

It also allows non-users to receive money through its WING Wei Luy service using a security code that translates into cash at WING Cash Xpress points.

WING said Wednesday it has no plans to work with Mobitel, Cambodia's leading mobile company by market share, despite ANZ's existing relationship with the Royal Group through local bank ANZ Royal. Kith Meng's Royal Group holds a 38.5 percent share in Mobitel.

"It's unlikely we will work with Mobitel," Adams said, adding that Mobitel has expressed plans to develop its own money-transfer system.

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