Posts Tagged ‘mobile’

Ex-Apple CEO’s mobile phone brand Obi wants to crack the African market

Obi phones are targeted at “young, tech-savvy and aspirational youth”.

E-payment start-up SimplePay wants to beat cash in Nigeria

How we made it in Africa interviews the entrepreneurs behind SimplePay.

Expanding Africa’s digital frontier: Farmers show the way

Harnessing the rapid growth of digital technologies holds hope for transformative agricultural development.

Can Silicon Savannah’s software success be replicated in hardware?

While Kenya made its name in software, a handful of entrepreneurs are now taking the leap into developing hardware.

Three online shopping trends to pay attention to

Security remains a concern for most African consumers who shop online, a survey finds.

Mobile driving brand communication in Africa, says Ole! Media boss

Mobile is a big opportunity for the advertising industry and it will transform how brands engage with consumers.

Interview: Talking business with Nigerian mobile advertising entrepreneur Oduntan Odubanjo

“Successful entrepreneurs are not usually the smartest people, or even the most hardworking.”

AFCON sponsor Orange sees Africa as a key growth opportunity

“Many countries still have below average mobile penetration rates, which means that there is strong growth potential.”

Chinese mobile phone company Tecno explains why it only does business in Africa

“We want to be the mobile king of Africa. The continent receives a lot of imports but the products are not always modelled to fit demand.”

‘In 10 years Kenya will have a substantial number of IT millionaires’

Dinfin Mulupi talks to Nikolai Barnwell, Head of Operations at 88mph, an investment fund specialising in seed funding for the east African mobile and web market.

12 ways how mobile technology can boost African agriculture

In a recent report, titled Connected Agriculture, Vodafone and Accenture identified 12 opportunities for mobile phone technology to increase agricultural income and productivity.

Fresh interest in DRC’s mobile phone industry

The Democratic Republic of Congo’s mobile telecommunications industry has received a lot of attention over the past week.

Africans embracing mobile internet

Africans are among the world’s top users of the internet on their mobile phones.

Mobile banking catching on in South Africa

Close to 2 out of every 10 South Africans are now using their phones to transfer cash to family and friends.

Kenya: No minimum price for mobile calls, says government

Despite a significant price war between Kenya’s mobile operators, the government said it will not impose a minimum price for mobile calls.