Archive for the ‘ICT’ category

Payments company adapts business model to reality of African market

Skrill’s emerging market model will be launching in Côte d’Ivoire, Rwanda and Tanzania in the next few weeks.

Meet the Boss: Amr Shady, CEO, TA Telecom

“The world is becoming smaller and smaller, and we need to make sure African companies have the tools to compete.”

TV white space broadband about to be commercialised in Africa, hints Microsoft

New white space technology could be a game-changer for internet access on the continent.

Why M-Pesa’s Kenya business model had to be altered for South Africa

Herman Singh explains why M-Pesa’s Kenyan model failed in South Africa in 2010, and why the revamped version will succeed.

Africa Tech Trends: Co-operation now the name of the game

Africa Tech Trends is a column by Tom Jackson focusing on developments in Africa’s technology industry.

Meet the Boss: Herman Singh, head of m-commerce, Vodacom

“We will look back at this time as the golden age for Africa; the time to have started businesses. The time to have been born and to be young.”

Digital music in Africa: Demand for local driving growth

For the growing number of online music platforms operating in Africa, providing users access to local music and artists is vital to business.

Profile: US-born entrepreneur Elias Schulze’s African adventure

The Africa CEO of Kaymu.com believes success is all about having the right mentality.

Boosting the smartphone in Africa: Strategies by industry players

Research firm Informa Telecoms & Media predicts that by 2018 smartphone connections on the continent will rise from 79m in 2012 to 412m.

The coffee shop that keeps Silicon Savannah caffeinated

Pete’s Coffee keeps Nairobi’s technology entrepreneurs caffeinated as they work on building their start-ups.

New Kenyan ‘thin SIMs’ poised to transform African mobile money

Equity Bank is rolling out its own mobile network using a new paper-thin SIM card that sits on top of an ordinary SIM.

How Standard Chartered is using smartphones to understand Nigeria’s economy

Accurate market data is often hard to come by in many African countries.

Entrepreneur explains why it is easier to be successful in Kenya than India

How we made it in Africa talks to Indian businessman Sriram Bharatam.

No separation between work and pleasure in Lagos, says start-up coach

“I think the best thing about Nigeria, specifically Lagos, is the energy of the work culture.”

Everyone’s private driver: Uber discusses its business in Africa

Uber has launched its taxi app in South Africa and Nigeria.