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Free domestic mobile money transfer now available in Kenya

Visa announced today that consumers of a Visa-led bank partnership in Kenya will be able to send money to each other domestically without paying transaction fees using mVisa. The partnership offering free person-to-person (P2P) transactions currently includes nine Kenyan banks...

Document security increasingly critical for mobile Internet users

Most consumers in Africa will experience the online world first, and in many cases exclusively, via their mobile devices. PC and fixed internet penetration on the continent remain low and neither are expected to catch up to mobile. According to...

Ericsson launches App Award 2014

With mobile penetration projections of about 9.7 billion globally, the world is moving towards a completely digital era. People are dependent on mobile gadgets to partake in everyday living and numerous apps have made this a convenient possibility. With that...

Rwanda may miss mobile penetration targets

Rwanda’s telecom regulator has reported that the country is seeing a slower mobile growth than they previously thought, which could see the country not reach its mobile penetration targets. According to the Rwanda Utilities Regulatory Agency (RURA), “the slow pace...

Senegal’s mobile penetration passes 88 percent

Senegal has reported that mobile penetration in the country has passed the 88 percent mark, highlighting the strong showing of the sector in the past year. According to the country’s telecom watchdog Agence de Regulation des Telecom et Postes (ARTP),...

NigeriaCom: MTN, Airtel highlight Nigerian mobile strategy

The 2nd annual Nigeria Com conference and exhibition opened today at the Eko Centre in Lagos, Nigeria's. The Nigeria Com is one of West Africa's leading event for the telecoms, media and ICT community. The major topics of discussion included: growth...

Uganda telecom rates are key to growth

Keeping call rates low and making handsets affordable are vital to the future success of Uganda’s telecoms industry. This is according to Shailendra Naidu, Warid Telecom Chief Commercial Officer. Naidu says in order to increase penetration from its current 35% level...

100% mobile penetration for Kenya, Tanzania by 2013 – report

According to a new report from Business Monitor International, mobile phone penetration in Kenya and Tanzania will surpass the 100% mark by the year 2013. The report also predicts a higher than 90% penetration for Uganda at the end...
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