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There's a growing pressure on African mobile operators to become innovators

Africa may well be the world’s premier mobile-first continent, but vast swathes of the population still don’t have mobile or internet connectivity. This is a severe limitation as local mobile networks plan out building a customer base, especially when the spending power of that base is low. 810 more words

Smartphone Use Has Doubled In Africa In Two Years

Written By Abdi Latif Dahir

Lower smartphone prices are driving a digital revolution in Africa, allowing mobile phone users to access the internet at unprecedented levels. 324 more words


Dehumanization: cyborgs and the Internet of Things

I distinctly remember once walking down Queen Victoria Street in London, and looking down through a window beneath street level to see row upon row of computers, each with their human attached, working away at delivering some unknown products.  520 more words


Airtel, Vodafone, Idea launch GSMA’s Mobile Connect in India

The global telecom body GSMA on Tuesday launched its mobile-based authentication solution, Mobile Connect, in India. ”India is already the world’s second-largest mobile market and as the country enters a new phase of mobile industry growth that will unlock far-reaching social and economic benefits, it is critical that consumer security is ensured at all times,” said Mats Granryd, Director General, GSMA. 104 more words


Global adoption of universal profile for RCS gathers momentum

A global initiative to define a common, open and universal Rich Communications Services (RCS) profile has gained momentum with backing by 57 global operators and manufacturers. 391 more words


Mobile Financial Services and MSMEs: Part 1

Ricardo Estrada and Claire Scharwatt

What are the benefits of encouraging the use of mobile financial services among MSMEs?

This article is the first of a series of two blog posts looking at the issue of driving the uptake of mobile financial services among MSMEs. 1,478 more words

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The rapidly GROWING digital identity SOLUTION

By Claire Maslen, GSMA.

Across all sectors, next generation connected solutions have the potential to transform the delivery of services and enrich the lives of billions of people throughout the globe. 630 more words