Visa joins with Bharti Airtel to expand mobile commerce throughout Africa

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New partnership will bring mobile commerce services to seven African countries Visa has partnered with Bharti Airtel, a telecommunications company operating in 20 countries across Asia and Africa, in order to expand the availability of mobile payments. The two companies will be bringing new mobile payments services to seven countries in Africa, including Gabon, Kenya, Madagascar, and Rwanda. Mobile payments have gained some traction in Africa, where growing smartphone ownership is allowing consumers to shop online with their mobile devices. New services will make it possible for consumers to pay…

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Mobile commerce revenue to spike in the next four years

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Mobile Internet revenue is on the rise and will reach new heights by 2017 A new report released by Digi-Capital predicts that mobile Internet revenue could reach new heights in the coming years. More people throughout the world are gaining access to the mobile Internet, and they are using this access for a wide variety of activities. Mobile gaming, shopping, and similar activities are becoming more commonplace among consumers, and this also means that people are beginning to spend more money online than they have done in the past. Report…

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Vodafone to launch mobile payments service in Europe

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M-Pesa to break into the European market this year, beginning in Romania Vodafone has announced that its M-Pesa mobile payments service will be launched in Romania, signifying the service’s first entry into the European market. M-Pesa has existed in Africa since 2007 and has done much to transform commerce in several African countries. The service is often praised for its convenient nature and the fact that it can be used on older mobile devices. The service is text-based, which means that it can be used by a wide range of…

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Ericsson ConsumerLab highlights potential of African m-commerce

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Ericsson ConsumerLab report signals promising growth of m-commerce in Africa Africa is home to a mobile commerce industry that is bursting with potential. As more consumers gain access to mobile devices in countries like Ghana, South Africa, and Tanzania, the demand for m-commerce services is on the rise. These consumers have shown a great deal of interest in shopping and purchasing products through their mobile devices. Ericsson ConsumerLab, a leading provider of communications technology and services, has taken note of the promise of the African m-commerce industry and has been…

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Mobile payments are rapidly evolving in Africa

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Though M-Pesa from Kenya is still the most successful, the market is growing quickly. M-Pesa, the mobile payments program from Kenya’s Safricom, is easily the top form of smartphone transaction in Africa, but that marketplace is rapidly growing and evolving with many other players taking part. Many are surprised to find that there are parts of Africa where its competitors are in the lead. Africa is one of the regions where mobile payments are taking off like wildfire. In fact, the population appears to be making massive move toward a…

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