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2011-03-28 15:00:00

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., March 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- In Africa, mMoney operator revenue as a percentage of total operator revenue will continue to rise to more than 5 percent in 2015, representing a nearly $3 billion opportunity, according to a new report from Pyramid Research (www.pyr.com). Mobile Money in Africa: A Big Revenue Opportunity for Network Operators will outline the current demand for mMoney services and the potential benefits that mobile money services could bring to MNOs and...

2010-10-06 07:00:00

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Oct. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- The total value of mobile money transfers in Africa will exceed US$200 billion in 2015, almost 8 percent of Africa's nominal GDP due to users' growing trust in the system and a wider range of services, according to a new report from Pyramid Research (www.pyr.com). Mobile Financial Services in Africa: MNO Business Models and Market Forecast provides an in-depth, up-to-the-moment analysis of mobile financial services in Africa, focusing on the...

2010-05-10 07:39:00

DELFT, The Netherlands and NAIROBI, Kenya, May 10, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Within a couple of months 30 million mobile users in Kenya are able to keep their mobile phone number when changing providers. The Communications Commission of Kenya (CCK)) has chosen the Dutch company PortingXS to provide number portability to the East-African country. Until now, changing providers in Africa without losing your mobile phone number was only possible in Morocco, Egypt and South-Africa. Kenya is...

2010-03-05 08:30:00

Syngenta Foundation, Pan-African Insurer UAP and Safaricom offer thousands of farmers low-cost farm insurance to reduce risk from drought and extreme weather As East Africa recovers from the worst drought in decades, an innovative program launched today will use a low-cost, mobile phone payment and data system, and automated, solar powered weather stations, to offer thousands of farmers in parts of Western and Central Kenya affordable, "pay as you plant" insurance to protect their investments...

2009-08-21 11:25:49

A solar phone that recharges even on cloudy days is expected to be a hit in Kenya, where electricity is scarce, Safaricom officials said. Safaricom, Kenya's largest mobile phone company, this month began selling a $35 handset that comes with a regular plug-in electrical charger and a solar panel that charges with natural light, company CEO Michael Joseph said. Just 1.3 million of Kenya's 37 million people are connected to the national power grid, so many of the estimated 17 million Kenyans...

2009-06-15 11:02:39

The Consultative Group to Assist the Poor (CGAP), a microfinance group working to expand access to financial services for the poor in developing countries, says that mobile financial services will be offered to the poor people in burgeoning markets. They believe that the increase in mobile coverage is responsible for this growth. This would mean that over a billion people in the developing world would have access to a mobile phone, but not to a bank account. The CGAP expects this number to...

2008-09-24 15:00:56

RICHMOND, BC, Sept. 24 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- VRB Power Systems Inc. (TSX-V: VRB) announces the completion of the trial period and acceptance of two 5kW x 4hr VRB Energy Storage Systems ("VRB-ESS") sold to Winafrique Technologies Ltd., of Kenya ("Winafrique") in November 2007. The systems were tested in two remote cellular telecommunications sites in Kenya with Safaricom Limited, the leading mobile telephone operator in Kenya. The approval of these systems signifies the potential roll...

2008-09-16 09:00:40

Text of report by James Ratemo entitled "Telkom Kenya to unveil mobile service this week" published by Kenyan privately-owned daily newspaper The Standard website on 16 September The stage set for stiff competition in the telecommunications sector this week as Telkom Kenya officially unveils its mobile telephone service. The company becomes the fourth entrant into the cellular sub-sector after the two well-established players, Safaricom, Zain and another newcomer, Econet Wireless. With a...

Word of the Day
  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
According to the OED, from the 16th century, this word is 'almost exclusively Scots and northern dialect until adopted in general literary use in the 19th.'