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Leveraging of Mobile Networks

Spotlight: Insurers Leverage Africa’s Telecom Networks

Forget Silicon Valley and Tel Aviv; if you are looking for mobile insurance innovation, take […]

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Africa’s One Billion+ Population will Mobilise Transformation of Telecoms Sector

And we expect that digital solutions will begin to have a notable impact on mobile […]

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Facebook and online shopping? But why not internet banking

Mobile money and insurance in Africa: whats the connection?

Written by Wanjiku Mugambi Insurers take advantage of high mobile phone penetration in Kenya and Ghana to […]

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Payment revolution on the horizon

Mobile coverage! Africa’s biggest service achievement

More Africans have access to a mobile phone network than to piped water, electricity or a health clinic, revealed last month’s Afrobarometer, which canvassed 34 African nations. The report showed that while cellphone coverage is almost universal at 93%, only 64% of Africans have access to an electricity grid (many of which are moreover unreliable), 62% have access to a health clinic, and 59% have access to piped water.

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Invest Africa: ICT & Telecoms

There are currently more than 500-million mobile subscribers on the continent as opposed to 240-million in 2008. Although the African telecommunications market is in its developmental stage, the market is growing at a faster rate than the rest of the world. Various projects are in place to increase Africa’s bandwidth. These projects aim to cut down costs for both the operator and the end-user.

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