Beyond the Telco Industry: Horizontal Impact of Mobile Technologies

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Does your business increasingly depend on mobile technology to reach customers with essential services, scale to new regions, or collect payments? If so, Mobile 360 – Africa attracts attendees from a variety of sectors, which are integrating mobile technology into their business models and actively participating in the digital revolution.

Three sectors of particular importance to Mobile 360 – Africa and the GSMA’s Mobile for Development work include: Agriculture, Financial Services, and Utilities. In addition, Mobile 360 – Africa also provides case studies and attracts speakers and attendees from the healthcare and education sectors. Integrating digital technologies in these industries advances the business models designed to reach the unconnected, provide new services, and lead the way for the sustainable digital transformation of Sub-Saharan Africa.

Click on your sector below to explore what Mobile 360 – Africa has to offer your industry sector.
 

Agriculture

Agriculture is one of the main income-generating activities as it contributes between 10 per cent and 35 per cent of GDP in many developing countries. The mobile industry offers a multitude of channels, technologies and solutions to the agricultural sector to help in achieving the following goals:

  • Help agribusinesses optimise their procurement model and performance through holistic enterprise solutions;
  • Empower smallholder farmers to make better informed decisions that increase their productivity and incomes;
  • Enable access for smallholders to financial services; and
  • Increase transparency in agricultural value chains and support growth of the sector to improve food security in Africa.

The ultimate impact of more transparent value chains and digital and financial inclusion of smallholders is fair opportunity, increased value in agricultural activity and more empowered rural communities.

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Why should you come to a mobile industry event?

  • Meet with Mobile Network Operators whose products and services can help elevate and enhance your products and services
  • Demonstrate how your ideas are critical to shaping the dialogue for future growth
  • Penetrate a new industry/sector with new customers and an expanded contact base
  • Find out how MNOs can support your business and you can support theirs by engaging in commercial partnerships:
    1. What kind of revenue share might they expect?
    2. Which assets do they want to contribute to your business?
    3. What value can your business add to an MNO’s strategic objectives?
    4. What kind of revenue share/transaction fees will MNOs expect?
  • Connect with other like-minded service providers that work with mobile operators and speak about best practices.

Financial Services

In Africa, mobile money is a game changer and financial inclusion is vital to growth and prosperity. The mobile industry is joining forces with the financial services sector to achieve several core goals:

  • Encourage the private sector to build dynamic and robust financial frameworks that mobilise savings, serve firms and households with their investments, and provide payment services, which are fundamental to expanding business activity and reaching new markets.
  • Expand access to female and rural customers, who remain two of most underserved and hardest to reach groups respectively, and thus two of the most untapped commercial opportunities for mobile financial service providers. Increasing amounts of investment and innovation can significantly improve access to financial inclusion for these most underserved groups.
  • Extend the outreach of mobile money providers in Africa, – without a significant increase in external funding, to ensure they become more efficient, productive and self-sustaining. This will enable them to make significant investments in more efficient business models, research and development, a reduction in due diligence costs, and new products and services to meet customer needs.

Contact us

Why should you come to a mobile industry event?

  • Meet with Mobile Network Operators whose products and services can help elevate and enhance your products and services
  • Demonstrate how your ideas are critical to shaping the dialogue for future growth
  • Penetrate a new industry/sector with new customers and an expanded contact base
  • Find out how MNOs can support your business and you can support theirs by engaging in commercial partnerships:
    1. What kind of revenue share might they expect?
    2. Which assets do they want to contribute to your business?
    3. What value can your business add to an MNO’s strategic objectives?
    4. What kind of revenue share/transaction fees will MNOs expect?
  • Connect with other like-minded service providers that work with mobile operators and speak about best practices.

Utilities

Utilities services (energy, water and sanitation) are essential for healthy and productive living, as well as boosting industry and economic growth. Mobile technology is a key enabler for expanding these services to new customers and ensuring reliability. The mobile industry is joining forces with utility providers in networked, urban environments and decentralised rural settings to achieve a few core goals:

  • Enable customers to pre-pay for services in affordable increments using mobile money for asset financing or re-occurring service fees, while helping utility service providers reliably recover revenue;
  • Remotely monitor centralised and decentralised services via the GSM network to track service delivery in real-time and prevent against theft and leakage; and
  • Communicate, via mobile services, with customers for service updates and field staff for logistics coordination.

Contact us

Why should you come to a mobile industry event?

  • Meet with Mobile Network Operators whose products and services can help elevate and enhance your products and services
  • Demonstrate how your ideas are critical to shaping the dialogue for future growth
  • Penetrate a new industry/sector with new customers and an expanded contact base
  • Find out how MNOs can support your business and you can support theirs by engaging in commercial partnerships:
    1. What kind of revenue share might they expect?
    2. Which assets do they want to contribute to your business?
    3. What value can your business add to an MNO’s strategic objectives?
    4. What kind of revenue share/transaction fees will MNOs expect?
  • Connect with other like-minded service providers that work with mobile operators and speak about best practices.