Tag : mobile

  • Africa is 2nd largest mobile phone market in world

    Posted Oct 10th, 2014 By in Featured With | Comments Off on Africa is 2nd largest mobile phone market in world

    Africa is now the fastest growing and second largest mobile phone market in the world. More than 8 in 10 Africans have a mobile phone. Average penetration rate has also risen from 37% in 2010 to 80% in 2013 and is still growing at 4.2% annually There are now 760 million mobile subscribers in Africa. …

  • Western Union partners with M-Pesa for international mobile money transfers

    Posted Mar 31st, 2011 By in Business, General, Technology, Travel With | Comments Off on Western Union partners with M-Pesa for international mobile money transfers

    Western Union has announced a partnership with M-PESA, the popular Kenyan mobile cash-transfer service. This deal opens up Western Union’s huge money transfer network to the Safaricon-owned “mobile wallet” service. The parnership will allow customers in US, UK and other countries to transfer money to a Safaricom/M-Pesa user’s account and the receiver will receive an SMS …

  • Insights on mobile banking & advertising in Africa (videos)

    Posted Jan 5th, 2011 By in Business, General, Technology With | 1 Comment

    If you’ve been following this website or been engaged in any recent conversation about Africa’s future, you can’t have missed a mention about mobile technology innovation and it’s impact in Africa. For the curious or uninitiated, here are a couple of videos which focus on the trend and give some insight particularly in the banking …

  • African Presidents need Blackberries

    Posted Aug 19th, 2009 By in Business, Politics, Technology, Travel With | Comments Off on African Presidents need Blackberries

    How might African leaders react to its [technology-enabled] active and reflexive citizenry? One option is to befriend the technology and use its potential to improve lives….The choice a government makes between allowing the technology to enable, and using it to control will depend somewhat on how familiar the head of state is with the technology. …

  • African markets in top 20 as mobile advertising continues strong growth in Q2 2009

    Posted Aug 5th, 2009 By in Business, General, Technology With | 2 Comments

    (photo by uzimagazine on flickr) </i>With traditional advertising revenue continuing it&#39;s downward spiral, mobile advertising continues to dominate advertising growth areas globally. BuzzCity, a global provider of wireless communities and consumer services, <a href=”http://www.mobile-tech-today.com/story.xhtml?story_id=67945&amp;full_skip=1″ target=”_blank”>recently released</a> it&#39;s Global Mobile Advertising Index report for the second quarter of 2009, showing some good numbers and areas of …

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