Posts Tagged ‘mobile’
“Successful entrepreneurs are not usually the smartest people, or even the most hardworking.”
“Many countries still have below average mobile penetration rates, which means that there is strong growth potential.”
“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.”
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.
In a recent report, titled Connected Agriculture, Vodafone and Accenture identified 12 opportunities for mobile phone technology to increase agricultural income and productivity.
The Democratic Republic of Congo’s mobile telecommunications industry has received a lot of attention over the past week.
Africans are among the world’s top users of the internet on their mobile phones.
Close to 2 out of every 10 South Africans are now using their phones to transfer cash to family and friends.
Despite a significant price war between Kenya’s mobile operators, the government said it will not impose a minimum price for mobile calls.
South African mobile operator Vodacom Group may consider selling its Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) business, Bloomberg reported today.
Bharti Airtel will start offering third-generation telecommunication services in Kenya by the end of March, Bloomberg reports.
Mozambique’s third largest mobile operator Movitel will spend US$120 million over the next year to upgrade its infrastructure, Reuters recently reported.
Kenya’s largest mobile operator Safaricom will invest Ksh10 billion (US$125 million) in boosting its network.
Many foreign investors with large amounts of capital at their disposal still hold a negative view of Africa although the situation is improving.
Research In Motion (RIM), designer and manufacturer of BlackBerry smartphones, has improved its distribution capacity in Africa through an agreement with Brightstar Corp., a US-based global services company.