Airtel Payment Services Provider, is a payment platform provided by Bharti Airtel Africa, a subsidiary of Bharti Airtel Limited, which operates in several African countries. This platform allows merchants and businesses to accept mobile payments from customers via the Airtel network.

Yes, you need an Airtel account to make use of this payment gateway. This account can be a mobile or a DTH account with Airtel. Once you have an Airtel account, you can link it to your preferred payment method, such as a credit or debit card, and use it to make online payments through the Airtel Payment gateway.