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2014-02-25 04:21:35

Mobile Money Services Continue to Gain Scale as 13 Services Now Have More Than 1 Million Active Accounts Each BARCELONA, Spain, Feb. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The GSMA's Mobile Money for the Unbanked (MMU) programme today released its third annual Mobile Financial Services State of the Industry Report, providing a quantitative assessment of the state of mobile financial services, including mobile money, mobile insurance, mobile credit and savings. The report draws on the results of...

2013-11-11 08:31:57

Vodacom releases interim financial results CAPE TOWN, South Africa, Nov. 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Vodacom and MTN, the country's two largest mobile operators, have faced challenges over the last few periods, which they have not had to endure over the last five or six years. The local mobile market is rapidly approaching saturation; with Cell C and Telkom Mobile offering greater competition and the regulator playing a bigger role in driving prices down. This pressure is being...

2013-07-10 12:30:11

BOSTON, July 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Despite a few m-wallet success stories, it remains unclear whether m-payment services are attractive enough for operators to justify the millions of dollars invested in these services. Providing m-payment services for the unbanked has a clear and immediate effect on the operator's churn rate and revenue, but in the developed world this is still more of an expectation, according to a new complimentary Analyst Insight: M-Wallets: What's in It...

2013-07-10 12:26:21

DUBLIN, July 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/tv4bwn/mobile_money) has announced the addition of the "Mobile Money: Mobile Payments, Mobile Remittance, Mobile Banking & Mobile Commerce Market - Advanced Technologies, Value Chain, Worldwide Market Forecasts & Analysis (2013 - 2018)" [http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/tv4bwn/mobile_money ] report to their offering. (Photo:...

2013-05-15 04:23:02

Mobile Connections in Sub-Saharan Africa Increase 20 Per Cent to 500 Million in 2013 and Are Expected to Increase by an Additional 50 Per Cent by 2018 NAIROBI, Kenya, May 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The GSMA today announced that it has opened a permanent office in Nairobi, Kenya. The office will be based in the heart of Nairobi's Innovation Hub (iHub) for the technology community and will enable the GSMA to work even more closely with its members and other industry stakeholders to...

2013-03-14 23:03:56

This new report, announced by Research and Markets, is the first report to present the revenue opportunity in the Mobile Money market. The report explores the current and future growth potential of mobile money in terms of mobile payments and remittances, mobile banking and mobile commerce over the period of 2013 — 2018 Dublin, Ireland (PRWEB) March 14, 2013 Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Mobile Money: Mobile Payments, Mobile Remittance, Mobile Banking &...

2013-02-07 12:29:38

KABUL, Afghanistan, Feb. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Roshan, Afghanistan's leading total communications provider, today announced that the company has been officially recognized as a certified B-Corp. Roshan is the first company in Afghanistan to achieve this prestigious B-Corp status and leads the way for other Afghan businesses to gain recognition for ethical business practices. The status also highlights that companies can successfully invest in Afghanistan as a business as well as having a...

2013-01-16 04:21:52

DUBLIN, Ireland, January 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Safaricom awards CommProve network management contract; leverages CommProve's next generation network monitoring solution Safaricom, Kenya's leading mobile operator, is looking to CommProve to improve its subscriber network quality of experience. As part of the agreement, CommProve will deploy its next generation network monitoring solution, CommProve NetLedge [http://www.commprove.com/products/commprove-netledge ] across...

2012-11-13 04:22:42

CAPE TOWN, South Africa, Nov. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The GSMA today revealed that sub-Saharan Africa is the fastest-growing mobile market in the world, with a prodigious average annual growth rate of 44 per cent since 2000(1). Mobile connections have leapt to 475 million, compared to just 12.3 million fixed line connections, representing the highest proportion of mobile versus fixed line connections in the world. With necessary spectrum allocations and transparent regulation, the mobile...

2012-06-11 10:25:27

KABUL, Afghanistan, June 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Roshan, Afghanistan's leading total communications provider, today announced it has surpassed six million active subscribers less than one year after the company became the country's first operator to cross the five million mark. Roshan attributes the rapid subscriber growth to its superior network quality, innovation and overall customer service and customer experience. Roshan has also experienced significant growth in non-voice services...