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Unlocking Financial Inclusion: USSD Technology in African Mobile Money

In the ever-evolving landscape of mobile technology, one innovation has stood out as a catalyst for financial inclusion in Africa: Unstructured Supplementary Service Data (USSD). This technology, while sounding technical, plays a crucial role in powering mobile money transactions, particularly...

Why USSD won’t replace apps

The complex acronym USSD (Unstructured Supplementary Service Data) does nothing to represent its simplicity. It’s the most basic of mobile phone-based service offerings – but its potential to make strides for financial inclusion is significant. Despite predictions by some...

Connecting Web-Based Services To People Without The Internet

3.9 billion people globally do not have access to the internet, according to recent research from the United Nations telecommunications agency, International Telecommunication Union (ITU). The report reveals that 75% of Africans are offline; a startling figure given the...

Clickatell to capitalise on Rwanda’s mobile money growth

The world’s first bank-grade managed service for mobile money was launched over the last year in an agreement between Visa and the Government of Rwanda. This mobile money platform allows Visa to host and manage all aspects of the...

Nigeria: Airtel launches Facebook USSD service

Customers of established telecommunications services provider, Airtel Nigeria can now access Facebook via a USSD (Unstructured Supplementary Service Data) Code and engage the social network on their mobile devices by dialing *688#. According to Airtel, the Facebook via USSD service aims to deliver Facebook...

Orange enables Facebook on non-internet phones

Mobile operator Orange has made the popular social network Facebook available to its African customers through USSD (Unstructured Supplementary Service Data). “Facebook via USSD allows Orange customers to access the service, regardless of the phone they are using. Even users...

Starfish Mobile: SMS remains dominant in Africa

Starfish Mobile, a wireless application service provider (WASP) which operates in 22 African territories, in partnership with 35 mobile operators, 5 corporate offices in Nigeria, Zimbabwe, South Africa, Ghana and Tanzania generates about 80% of their entire business revenue...

Comviva increases its mobile presence

Comviva, a global mobile solutions and Value Added Services (VAS) provider, announced that it has 52 Unstructured Supplementary Service Data (USSD) deployments across 39 global countries. Comviva’s portfolio of USSD solutions are enabling operators in South Asia, Middle East, Africa...

Airtel introduces My Airtel My Offer in Nigeria

Airtel Nigeria, one of the leading telecommunication service providers, has launched a new interactive service platform, My Airtel My Offer (MAMO) that provides mobile users with the latest Airtel offers, without being disturbed by excessive SMS promotions. MAMO enables a...

SA company launches innovative mobile survey service

South African mobile solutions provider Mobilitrix has introduced a new service offering, enabling companies to conduct mobile phone surveys without having to send text messages. The Cape Town-based company is offering an innovative mobile phone-based solution that does not rely...
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