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Mapping the unconnected: GSMA’s new tool to help drive investment in expanding mobile infrastructure

Mapping the unconnected: GSMA’s new tool to help drive investment in expanding mobile infrastructure

On July 18, 2018

By Genaro Cruz, Market Engagement and Advocacy Specialist, GSMA Mobile for Development At the end of 2017, the number of mobile subscribers reached the symbolic mark of 5 billion. Mobile is now the most common – and often the only …

Remanufactured iPhones : A fantastic opportunity in Africa

Remanufactured iPhones : A fantastic opportunity in Africa

On July 17, 2018

By Ludovic Saint Aroman, CMO, Remadegroup In the context of a very dynamic mobile market in Africa which continues to grow rapidly – the number of unique mobile subscribers growing at an average of 13% over the past five years …

#CaseForChange is coming to Mobile 360 – Africa!

#CaseForChange is coming to Mobile 360 – Africa!

On July 17, 2018

Dedicated to the UN Sustainable Development Goals and Connecting Everyone and Everything to a #BetterFuture, mobile operators are transforming millions of people’s lives. #CaseForChange travelled the world to tell these incredible stories, using the latest technology. Launched at MWC Americas …


At Mobile 360 – Africa, Who Will Lead the Digital Revolution: the people or the technology?

On July 16, 2018

By Mark Callender, Senior Research Manager, GSMA Mobile 360 – Africa kicks off tomorrow in Kigali, Rwanda for the first time. Mark Callender uses a provocative question to preview the discussions and debates set to take place. Have you googled …

Meet GSMA Ecosystem Accelerator at Mobile 360 – Africa 2018

Meet GSMA Ecosystem Accelerator at Mobile 360 – Africa 2018

On July 12, 2018

By Josie Middleton, Knowledge Manager, Ecosystem Accelerator, GSMA The GSMA Ecosystem Accelerator programme will be at Mobile 360 – Africa next week and offer a preview of their plans at the event. We are very pleased to announce that the …

Mobile Money: From Brand Loyalty to a Revenue Stream for Telcos

Mobile Money: From brand loyalty to a revenue stream for Telcos

On July 11, 2018

By Channel VAS It was not so many years ago when mobile network operators regarded mobile money as a nice to have service with more indirect benefits, such as brand loyalty or reputation. The size of the market was still …


Mobile empowering consumers in Africa

On July 10, 2018

By Kenechi Okeleke, Lead Analyst, GSMA Intelligence The 2018 edition of the GSMA report The Mobile Economy Sub-Saharan Africa highlights key developments and the growth outlook for the mobile industry in the region, as well as the contribution of the …


African operators are accelerating digital and financial inclusion for women in their markets

On July 2, 2018

By Adrine Muhura, Connected Women Market Engagement Manager for Africa, GSMA Is the African digital landscape inclusive for all? Whilst millions of African women are becoming connected through mobile technology and reaping the life changing benefits that it can bring, …


Accelerating Digital Transformation and Identity for All through Mobile

On June 28, 2018

By Yiannis Theodorou, Director of Policy & Regulatory Affairs, Digital Identity Programme The majority of African countries are currently implementing their Digital Transformation plans. But for this transformation to be fully realised, residents need to be able to participate in …


Mobile for Humanitarian Innovation at Mobile 360 – Africa

On June 25, 2018

By Kyla Reid, Head of Digital Identity & Mobile for Humanitarian Innovation At Mobile World Congress 2018, we launched our Mobile for Humanitarian Innovation Programme (M4H), a four-year £15.5 million partnership with the UK Department for International Development (DFID) to …