Posts Tagged ‘Uganda’

Safaricom and MTN in networks deal to boost remittances

Customers of two of East Africa’s leading mobile money operators will be able to transfer money to each other across both networks, following a deal agreed between the MTN Group and Vodafone Group. Under the terms of the deal, the operators said they will also share best practice and “work together to define the rules […]

Bitcoin: ‘Mobile money not the only other option in Sub Saharan Africa’

Mobile money platforms may have taken root in Sub Saharan Africa but they are not the only innovation disrupting the financial services sector in the region, with new technology based finance platforms also seeing rising uptake, experts say. Accounts held with mobile money platforms now outnumber accounts held with banks in countries such as Tanzania, […]

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 […]

Mobile Learning Growth Rate Highest in Africa

Africa has emerged the continent with the highest Mobile Learning growth rate in the world, with a five-year compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 38.9 percent,  according to a report dubbed “The 2012-2017 Africa Mobile Learning Market” published by Ambient Insight. The market analysis shows that revenues will grow more than five times to reach […]