Posts Tagged ‘Africa mobile’

Is Africa the mobile advertising world’s sleeping giant?

In terms of capabilities, mobile phones have progressed in leaps and bounds in recent years. So today’s SMS and USSD mechanics of current mobile campaigns can be seen as primitive in the context of some African markets. A few years ago most feature phones in Africa lacked online browsers and related features. Well Opera Mini-powered […]

The real mobile revolution: Africa’s smartphone future

Editor’s note: Nmachi Jidenma writes on technology and innovation in Africa and is Founder of Celebrating Progress Africa. Follow her on Twitter: @nmachijidenma (CNN) — As the world’s fastest growing market for mobile phones, Africa is ripe for the upcoming disruption that will be ushered in by ubiquitous Internet access through smartphones. The previous wave […]

Phones Are the New Banks: Mobile Payments in Africa and Beyond

Though it’s a trend that’s now spreading across the globe, the rise of mobile payments can be directly traced back to Africa. It’s an example of how unique conditions give rise to innovative solutions, and how those innovations catch on. Here’s a brief look at the rise of mobile payment technology and at the role […]