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mobile operators: Latest News
Peter Pedroncelli, 1:03 pm AFKI Original
Mobile operators in sub-Saharan Africa have a unique set of challenges that they face in the region, but if they manage to overcome these obstacles, success awaits. Sub-Saharan Africa is home to many mobile operators who have dominated their markets, from Vodacom in South Africa to Safaricom in Kenya, but that dominance has not come easy. Now a fresh set of issues stand in the way of further success on the continent.
Tom Jackson, 3:26 pm AFKI Original
Startups innovate much faster than mobile operators but they lack the wide reach — and customers — that more established companies have. Mobile operators and startups in emerging markets should work together because collaboration could be mutually beneficial, according to a new GSMA report — “Opening Doors: A Start-Up’s Guide to Working With Mobile Operators in Emerging Markets.” Some mobile operators are openly listing their API documentation and integration processes, and are willing to listen to startup founders.
Kurt Davis Jr., 3:58 pm AFKI Original
The commodities downturn and slowing growth instill fear in some investors. But the underlying fundamentals of West Africa and Central Africa are positive. Nearly a third of adults in West Africa have a bank account. Throw in a very young population — 44% of West and Central Africa is 14 years old or younger. Mobile banking becomes a massive opportunity if you digest these demographics in the long term. The commodity decline is changing the Africa rising story. The financial services sector deserves not to be wrapped up in the anxiety.
Staff, 8:45 am
Nigeria, Africa’s largest telecom market, has joined the list of countries on the continent that will impose prison sentences on officials at mobile operators that continually fail to deliver quality services to customers. Tanzania and Zambia are among African countries imposing prison sentences on mobile operators who do not provide quality telecom services.
Kevin Mwanza, 8:43 am
Mobile Banking is changing the way people manage money in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The Government announced last year that it will exclusively make salary payments to civil servant via mobile money mainly because it is much more efficient and free from corruption, CCTV Reported. Over 300,000 government employees are being paid every month via mobile phones.
Kevin Mwanza, 8:45 am
In a new wave of change in the African tech scene mobile operators across the continent have started setting up venture capital funds that seek to invest in the next generation of innovative IT startups across the region.
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