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#AfricaCom: Searching for the next 'M-Pesa unicorn', skilling Generation Disrupted
#AfricaCom: Searching for the next 'M-Pesa unicorn', skilling Generation DisruptedArticle

An all-female AfricaCom panel discussed the fact that the backbone of a truly digital economy is hyper-connectivity. While M-Pesa is still celebrated a decade after it disrupted the way money works on the continent forever, digital inclusion remains a problem. How do we scale innovation, yet leave no-one behind?

Leigh Andrews 22 Nov 2019

#BizTrends2019: Social brands get even smarter with insightful strategy
#BizTrends2019: Social brands get even smarter with insightful strategyArticle

Some of the smartest brands will take advantage of growing trends to reach out to customers and interact more effectively with their audiences...

Mongezi Mtati 27 Dec 2018

Jumia identifies five trends in Ghanaian mobile industry
Jumia identifies five trends in Ghanaian mobile industryArticle

Jumia's recent Ghana Mobile Report highlights some key elements in the country's mobile industry as well as a few challenges and ways to solve them...

16 Apr 2018

Google Go now available locally
Google Go now available locallyArticle

Google has announced that its Google Go app, which provides a "lighter, faster way to search", is now available locally...

Ilse van den Berg 12 Apr 2018

Ashok Shah, group CEO of APA Apollo
Mobile will change the face of insuranceArticle

Many insurers still rely on traditional methods to reach customers, despite a very competitive African market...

9 Apr 2018

#AfricaCom: How innovation is better in Africa
#AfricaCom: How innovation is better in AfricaArticle

Toby Shapshak, editor-in-chief of Stuff Magazine, shared some thoughts on how innovation is better in Africa at AfricaCom 2017. He highlighted some specific innovations to illustrate how the continent is leapfrogging into the future... (video)

Ilse van den Berg 8 Nov 2017

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Ericsson releases MEA Mobility Report 2017 at AfricaComArticle

Ericsson yesterday, 7 November 2017, in a briefing at AfricaCom 2017 released its Ericsson Middle East and Africa Mobility Report 2017, which predicts that LTE subscriptions will expand by 47%...

8 Nov 2017

4G subscriptions continue to grow in Africa
4G subscriptions continue to grow in AfricaArticle

According to Dataxis, in 2016, most 4G subscribers came from a few leading countries in northern and southern Africa. Significant disparities in 4G development and adoption still exist depending on the country...

20 Jun 2017

Africa's mobile tower market to undergo growth spurt
Africa's mobile tower market to undergo growth spurtArticle

A recent Frost & Sullivan analysis estimates that the market for tower services is expected to grow at a compounded annual growth rate (CAGR) of 8.8% over the period 2016-2021...

15 Jun 2017

Moving South Africa to 5% e-commerce
Moving South Africa to 5% e-commerceArticle

E-commerce experts believe it is possible to take South African e-commerce from 1% of total retail to 5%...

15 Mar 2017

#IABDigitalSummit2017: Digital debrief with CSA's Davin Phillips
#IABDigitalSummit2017: Digital debrief with CSA's Davin PhillipsArticle

IAB Digital Summit speaker Davin Phillips is Celebrity Services Africa's executive director. Here, he shares his digital business perspective…

Leigh Andrews 10 Mar 2017

The new competitive advantage in mobile is content
The new competitive advantage in mobile is contentArticle

The primary source of competitive advantage in mobile is content, said Enver Groenewald, CCM director Africa, Unilever...

Enver Groenewald 25 Aug 2016

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#Loeries2016: Creating thumb-stopping creative in the mobile revolutionArticle

If you had any doubt about the mobile revolution, you should know this: research shows that the next billion people are going to come online through mobile...

Lauren Hartzenberg 19 Aug 2016

[Biz Takeouts Podcast] 164: Digital agency trends, SEO and innovation in 2016
[Biz Takeouts Podcast] 164: Digital agency trends, SEO and innovation in 2016Article

On the last episode of Biz Takeouts Marketing and Media Radio show host Warren Harding spoke to Stephen Sandmann from Quirk...

3 Mar 2016

Unpacking the future of digital advertising
Unpacking the future of digital advertisingArticle

Digital advertising is on an unstoppable ascendancy in Africa, thanks to the proliferation of affordable smartphones and the rolling out of infrastructure by mobile networks to virgin territories...

Issued by 356 Oak Holdings 9 Feb 2016

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[OOH Focus] Integration of mobile OOH adsArticle

Out-of-home advertising faces a massive margin squeeze if it does not evolve faster in Africa. In South Africa, slow OOH mobile integration hampers the medium...

Ran Neu-Ner 30 Nov 2015

The force of technological change is too strong to ignore
The force of technological change is too strong to ignoreArticle

Over the past 50 years, internet technology has rapidly and profoundly changed the way people work, live, play and learn. The power of the internet is allowing African citizens to do more...

Andy MacDonald 18 Nov 2015

[Mobile 360 Africa] Local digital content for Africa!
[Mobile 360 Africa] Local digital content for Africa!Article

The need for greater digital literacy was addressed at the recent Mobile360 Africa conference...

Leigh Andrews 26 Oct 2015

GIL Africa2015: Connectivity, convergence and collaboration
GIL Africa2015: Connectivity, convergence and collaborationArticle

Download a one-hour HD movie in just six minutes? Connected home and work environment, as well as machine to machine communications? Yes, all in Africa in the next five years, says GIL Africa...

Leigh Andrews 26 Aug 2015

Mobile technology: Bridging the African digital divide
Mobile technology: Bridging the African digital divideArticle

Handicapped by economic constraints, millions of unprivileged people in the developing world continue to be deprived of sufficient access to communication technology...

Sara El-Khalili 18 May 2015

The mobile revolution in Africa
The mobile revolution in AfricaArticle

The influx of mobile phone has enhanced ease of access across the world - no more so than in Africa...

17 Apr 2015

Africa leads the world into the future of market research
Africa leads the world into the future of market researchArticle

As the growth in mobile communications brings about a revolution in market research, it is the vast continent of Africa that is leading the way...

John-William Awbrey, Issued by Kantar 4 Dec 2014

USSD, a knockout for mobile in Africa =O
USSD, a knockout for mobile in Africa =OArticle

USSD, a South African-born marketing technology, has proved to be a "knockout" for marketers in Africa, especially for Boxer Superstores, SA's well-known grocery store servicing low to mid income shoppers, which created the Boxer Super Shopper Show...

Issued by Mobitainment 20 Nov 2014

Leigh Andrews
[MRMW] Adapt or die - spotlight on mobile market researchArticle

Market research is a tricky topic, particularly when related to mobile use in Africa. Simplify the process by being device-agnostic and keeping literacy and language top of mind...

Leigh Andrews 6 Nov 2014

Platinum sponsor for GSMA Mobile 360 Series - Africa
Platinum sponsor for GSMA Mobile 360 Series - AfricaArticle

GSMA Mobile 360 Series - Africa, taking place at the V&A Waterfront in Cape Town from 5-7 November 2014, has MTN Group as a platinum sponsor...

23 Oct 2014

Kirusa acquires instant messaging apps provider, Saya Mobile
Kirusa acquires instant messaging apps provider, Saya MobileArticle

Voice messaging and social media innovator Kirusa has acquired the technology, workforce and intellectual property of Saya Mobile, a Ghana-based provider of instant messaging apps geared specifically for African...

21 Aug 2014

Heartbleed Bug - is your Android infected?
Heartbleed Bug - is your Android infected?Article

Native VML has released its April Mobile Report about innovations and trends in the mobile and social media space, and asks whether your Android is vulnerable to the Heartbleed Bug, which it could well be.

13 May 2014

[Biz Takeouts Lineup] 86: The power of brands in the mass communication landscape
[Biz Takeouts Lineup] 86: The power of brands in the mass communication landscapeArticle

Tune in to the Biz Takeouts Marketing & Media radio show on Thursday, 17 April from 9am-10am as we chat to DK Badenhorst from Y&R Cape Town and directors of MaxAxion, Daniel Courtenay and Nicolle Harding. [twitterfall]

16 Apr 2014

Airtel Africa appoints RAMP
Airtel Africa appoints RAMPArticle

RAMP (Real African Media Partners) has been appointed as Airtel Africa's mobile advertising partner to serve mobile adverts to the operator's customers in 17 countries across Africa.

27 Feb 2014

[2014 trends] The big trend? Africa is on trend
[2014 trends] The big trend? Africa is on trendArticle

The world is going gaga over culture, design and art from Africa, but back here on the continent we're innovating exciting solutions to uniquely African challenges. Here are my thoughts on the four biggest trends related to Africa...

Oresti Patricios 20 Jan 2014

Dr KF Lai
A mobile Africa: innovation is keyArticle

2012 saw the BuzzCity network grow by 67% with over 210.8 billion ads served across the globe and this extensive growth in mobile usage is certain to continue as we move through 2013.

Dr KF Lai 21 Feb 2013

Mobile content market gets a dash of SpiceArticle

Africa's mobile services company, Spice VAS Africa is expected to sign a deal with a South African operator, and chief executive, Arun Nagar believes that the company's focus on content will revolutionise the local mobile industry for operators and mobile users alike.

31 Aug 2012

The mind-boggling effects of mobile in AfricaArticle

Following the successful conclusion of the Mobile Web East Africa 2012, which took place in Nairobi, Kenya earlier this year, a fantastic new infographic has surfaced explaining how profound and deep the changes wrought by mobile actually are.

Staff Reporter 9 Mar 2012

Mobile in Africa: Insights from Research ICT
Mobile in Africa: Insights from Research ICTArticle

There are many statistics, research documents and reports on the growth and opportunities in mobile communications and marketing on the African continent. While those papers look grand and promising, what is the status of mobile use and adaptation to new mobile technologies among actual users, both in rural and urban environments?

Wikus Engelbrecht 20 Feb 2012

SA ready to embrace mobile government servicesArticle

Mobilising public services in Africa, the white paper compiled by Informa Telecoms & Media and available at the AfricaCom event taking place from today, Wednesday, 9 November until Thursday 10 November 2011 at the Cape Town International Convention Centre in South Africa, reveals that South Africa is more ready than Kenya and Egypt in terms of embracing mobile government services.

9 Nov 2011

Mobile Marketing Association to launch in East Africa
Mobile Marketing Association to launch in East AfricaArticle

LONDON: The Mobile Marketing Association (MMA) on Monday, 10 January 2011, announced plans to launch a new council in East Africa accompanied by a three-day series of events to mark the occasion. The official launch will take place during the Mobile Marketing Summit, a one-day conference for professional marketers to be held in Nairobi on 8 March 2011.

11 Jan 2011

Research finds Nokia still dominates mobile in AfricaArticle

India has sent a clear message that it is watching Africa closely, especially after the impressive US$10.7-billion move by Indian telecoms giant Bharti Airtel to take over Zain Africa's mobile operations in 15 countries. Speaking recently at Kenya's technology centre, iHub, Ankit Rawal, head of African advertising for mobile advertiser inMobi, spent some time explaining why Africa is at the centre of mobile's global growth, backing it up with solid research.

Erik Hersman 21 Oct 2010

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