PRESS RELEASE, 9/29/2018
PRESS RELEASE -- PARIS, France -- The rise of fintechs might be shaking up the banking sector in developed countries, but African banks are taking full advantage of this technological revolution.
Connecting Africa, 9/27/2018
PRESS RELEASE -- PARIS -- Orange Money, Orange's mobile money solution, is celebrating its 10th anniversary. Launched in 2008, the service currently has 40 million customers and is available in 17 countries, reaching euro 26 billion in transactions in 2017. Orange Money is now one of the Group's leading growth drivers and continues to evolve to better ...
Wei Shi, Intelligence Content Manager, Telecoms.com & Site Editor, Connecting Africa, 9/25/2018
When it comes to fintech startups, one normally expects to hear about innovative solutions that enable payments and money transfers. Senegal's Sudpay is doing more than that: It recently teamed up with the local tax authorities to use its platform, called Townpay, to track and collect taxes from "micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs)."
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Wei Shi, Intelligence Content Manager, Telecoms.com & Site Editor, Connecting Africa, 9/20/2018
Earlier this year, Uganda decided to levy a $0.05 daily tariff on using social networks including Facebook and Twitter, which was met by mass protests. More recently Zambia started collecting $0.03 a day from consumers using VoIP services. Now Kenya is following suit but in a much broader manner, with a move to raise tax across the board on Internet ...
Wei Shi, Intelligence Content Manager, Telecoms.com & Site Editor, Connecting Africa, 9/10/2018
Fintech startups are lighting up Sub-Saharan Africa these days. While OlyCash's ecosystem is helping "unbanked" Ugandan consumers pay cash for remote purchase, South Africa's Yoco is going a different route by enabling retailers that don't have card-reading terminals to accept card payments.
PRESS RELEASE, 9/7/2018
PRESS RELEASE -- Orange Digital Ventures Africa - the Orange Group's venture capital investment fund for Africa - has made a second investment in one of the continent's most promising fintech companies, the South African Yoco.
Connecting Africa, 9/5/2018
With just a few weeks to go until Nigeria Com 2018, Connecting Africa is speaking to some of the key figures shaping Nigeria's telecoms and technology sectors.
Wei Shi, Intelligence Content Manager, Telecoms.com & Site Editor, Connecting Africa, 9/4/2018
In some parts of the world, such as China, cash is all but disappearing from retail. In some cases, however, cash is the only viable means to pay. In particular, two scenarios stand out: when the buyer is not banked, and when the seller prefers to receive cash. Two-year-old Ugandan fintech startup OlyCash is gearing up mainly to address the first scenario.
Connecting Africa, 9/3/2018
Africa has made huge breakthroughs toward industry 4.0 in the last few years, with impressive tech innovations in areas such as mobile payments.
Richard Frankland, VP Sales EMEA, Irdeto, 10/18/2018
The pay TV market in Sub-Saharan Africa is evolving rapidly and presents an array of opportunities for operators. While traditional pay TV remains essential, operators must also be able to create new revenue streams from different tiers of programs or services. The growth in importance of OTT is undeniable in this market and around the globe, but pay TV ...
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