Posts Tagged ‘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 […]

Battle between Africa’s mobile phone companies and banks is a boon for financial inclusion

A battle for supremacy New mobile products coming into the market promise to deepen financial inclusion even further. Equity Bank are introducing Equitel, its telecoms unit, that will allow customers to access credit loans, perform cross border money transfers and send and receive money from other commercial banks, reports Reuters. Equity is one of the […]

Africa Leads in Mobile Money Transfer Services

Africa is the leading market for mobile money transfer services, according to new data from Juniper Research. The new research, “Mobile Money Transfer & Remittance: Domestic & International Markets 2015–2020,” pointed to Africa as the leading market. Several African mobile operators such as Vodacom Tanzania and MTN Uganda are now generating more than 10 percent […]

Bitcoin’s Big Opportunity In Africa

On a Tuesday night at a Nairobi tech incubator, Michael Kimani preaches the virtues of crypto currencies to a small gathering of tech-savvy Kenyans. The startups at the meeting are already busy building businesses—to disrupt Kenya’s large remittances market; or create Kenya’s first bitcoin exchange; or establish a crypto-wallet app as the on-campus currency of […]