Posts Tagged ‘africa’

Forecast: Africa’s smartphone market in early stages of recovery

Africa’s smartphone market bounced back from two consecutive declines to post quarter-on-quarter (QoQ) growth of 4.4% in Q3 2017, according to the latest insights released by International Data Corporation (IDC). The global technology research and consulting firm’s Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker shows smartphone shipments for the quarter reached 21.7 million units, spurred by ongoing economic […]

Remittances to become the Fastest Growth App for MNO-led Mobile Money Wallets

Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) is witnessing a surge migration within the region and to other parts of the world such as North America and Europe. As a continent, Africa had a net migration population of over 11 million in 2015, predominantly economic migration. • This has been instrumental in the growing volume of international remittances flowing […]

Africa will hit 1 billion mobile internet connections in 5 years

Africa’s mobile internet connections are set to double in the next five years, a study showed on Monday, thanks to affordable smartphones and the roll-out of high-speed networks. A report by research and consulting firm Ovum in London estimates that mobile broadband connections will rise from 419 million at the end of this year to […]

Best security practices key catalyses full potential of mobile business processes

According to JP Lourens, software product manager at Kyocera Document Solutions South Africa says that along with the convenience and productivity benefits of giving users the ability to access data and documents wherever they are, mobility also introduces new security risks. “Mobile devices can easily be lost or stolen, with the result that confidential data […]