‘Research’

GSMA: Reaching half of the market: women and mobile money

This is the first of a series of blogs that provide a deep-dive into different mobile money services who proved to be successful in increasing the mobile money penetration amongst women in their respective markets. This blog series builds upon the recently released report ‘Reaching half of the market: women and mobile money’. This blog […]

New infographic: Mobile money and the digitisation of Kenya’s retail payments systems

Today, GSMA has released a new infographic on how mobile money has contributed to the digitisation of Kenya’s retail payments systems, fostering financial inclusion and the growth of the mobile ecosystem in the country. This infographic builds on a previous version released last year, updated with new data and insights on market development, innovation and […]

Africa Underutilise Continent’s 16 Submarine Cable Systems

By Adeyemi Adepetun and Bankole Orimisan DESPITE the berth of about 16 submarine cable systems in Nigeria and other African countries, the continent is still not competitive, especially in terms of content delivery; qualitative Internet service and maximum utilization of the bandwidth facilities. This is compared to its counterparts in Europe, America and Asia. Indeed, […]

Rwanda, Kenya, Uganda And South Sudan have agreed on a regional deal to cut roaming costs

Rwanda, Kenya, Uganda And South Sudan have agreed on a regional telecommunications framework to establish a “One-Network-Area” by 31st December 2014. According to reports, when fully operational, charges on phones calls within the region could drop by up to 60 percent. Subscribers travelling within the corridor will be charged as local subscribers in the visited […]