Posts Tagged ‘mpesa’

African mobile solutions amazes the world at MWC2017

The conclusion of the annual gathering of the mobile industry in Barcelona for Mobile World Congress (MWC) saw even greater interest in solutions from Africa than in previous years according to the GSMA. Several African innovators were among the 2200 exhibitors who took part in the 2017 edition of the event, which is organised by […]

M-Pesa at 10: Africa leads the world in mobile money

Launched by telecommunications group Vodafone/Safaricom in 2007, M-Pesa (“pesa” is Swahili for “money”) has become a way of life for 30 million Africans in 10 countries. More than 80% of Kenyans use the service. The network also enjoys market dominance in Tanzania and Uganda. The ingeniously simple method of money transfers made via cellphone messaging […]

Ericsson Partners with Vodafone M-Pesa on water payments in Africa

Ericsson announced that it has partnered with Vodafone’s M-Pesa in an effort to simplify mobile money payments and cash collection between M-Pesa and businesses, according to a press release. The first deployment under the deal will connect M-Pesa with the growing network of Grundfos safe water kiosks throughout Kenya and Tanzania, with other countries to follow. “Vodafone is […]

Nairobi is Africa’s first city to adopt Uber cash, mobile money

Uber officially announced that everyone in Nairobi can now pay using cash and mobile money starting today, after the successful conclusion of a two month payment pilot. Nairobi is one of the fastest growing cities internationally for Uber following the launch of the cash test pilot.  It showed there was huge pent up demand for […]