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ICT in Africa: Focus now on broadband

Mobile broadband has become the fastest growing technology in human history, and is credited with particular potential in developing countries where the rate of adoption is phenomenal; however, experts insist universal connectivity can only be achieved in Africa through a combination of mobile and fixed line broadband as well as innovative internet technologies.…

Can M-Pesa travel outside Kenya?

Launched in 2007, the M-Pesa mobile money service – introduced by dominant mobile operator Safaricom – is used by 70% of Kenya’s adult population, and contributes 40% of the country’s GDP.…

Operators selling off towers

Since 2012, African mobile operators have been emulating others elsewhere in the world by selling off tower infrastructure to independent management firms, who then lease capacity back to the mobile companies.…

Kenya’s Ultra-Slim war

It would seem that Kenya’s leading mobile operator Safaricom, has recently become a staunch advocate of SIM card security.…