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Three years after Safaricom launched its pioneer m-Pesa service in Kenya, African operators are still world leaders in the provision of mobile money services. The seemingly simple service, allowing unbanked people to transfer money by text, has allowed countless ordinary people to send money to their loved ones and business partners without…Continue
Added by Julie Rey on February 26, 2010 at 6:27pm — No Comments
Outsourcing, managed services, and more generally cost-reduction strategies have been major areas of interest in African telecoms markets in the past couple of years, as the decline in ARPU levels started to have a impact on revenues which was not compensated as much by the organic growth experienced until then. African operators began to…Continue
Added by Julie Rey on February 22, 2010 at 6:35pm — No Comments
Added by Wayan Vota on February 22, 2010 at 8:30am — No Comments
Some positive statistics on the academic side of ICT4D research:
- Between 1999 and 2008, annual output of academic publications on ICTs and developing countries recorded in the main publications database grew by nearly 2000% (a 39% annual average increase).
- And annual output in a set of ICT4D specialist journals (not recorded in the database) grew by 450% from 1998 to 2009.
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Added by Richard Heeks on February 8, 2010 at 3:07pm — No Comments