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A drive through Kenya's bustling capital of Nairobi reveals a nation in love -- with the mobile phone. Across the African continent, improvements in mobile phone technology and greater access to the internet are spurring new innovations in the tech sector. Special correspondent Martin Seemungal reports from Kenya, the East African nation leading the trend.
Mobile payment is big business in Africa. Around 18 million people use their mobile phones to pay for a wide range of services and goods. The Kenyan service M-Pesa is now expanding to Europe. More Shift: http://www.dw.de/program/shift/s-30417-9798
Africa is one of the fastest growing mobile regions in the world and has also become a cradle for creative innovation. At TEDxLugano, Julian Pistone and David Steinacker – the dynamic duo from Google – share their experience and knowledge of the widespread mobile technology in Africa and the power and transformative impact mobile could have in Africa. Julian works as a Strategic Partner Manager at Google. Half Austrian, half Italian, he grew up on the shores of Lake Maggiore. Today, Julian consults Swiss web publishers and app developers on their digital monetization strategies. He is also a guest lecturer on online advertising at Bocconi University and Grenoble Graduate School of Business, where he shares his passion for mobile technology and emerging markets. Julian has a particular af...
From VOA Learning English, we bring you news about technology in Special English. The World Bank estimates there are about 650 million mobile phone users in African countries south of the Sahara desert. That is greater than the number of users in the United States and the European Union. Samia Melhem works for the World Bank to increase information technologies in Africa. She says mobile phones are Africa's fastest-growing technology. She says more Africans have access to the Internet than to clean water or sanitation. She says mobile technology has brought about huge changes in how people live. CNN television recently named seven ways life has been revolutionized by mobile phones. They include political activism, education, entertainment, disaster management, agriculture, and health. ...
Mshwari is a mobile payment system that lets users save and borrow money through their phone while earning interest on money saved. It is an attractive offer for Kenyans with little income and small businesses.
Hello Africa is the title of a documentary that illustrates cellphone culture in Africa. It shows images of contemporary Africa with focus on people's lifestyles, popular culture, habits, activities and opinions in the context of mobile technology usage. The movie portraits individuals from all society: teachers, athletes, vendors, watchmen, musicians and many more. They all have in common that they are connected and have unique stories to tell. Contrasts, strong visuals and a cool soundtrack presents this theme and, in a broader sense, aims to raise the awareness of the ICT4D movement. http://wiki.ict4d.at/Hello_Africa
As mobile users increase in the Country, cashless transactions have increased too. In Kenya it is now common to see a mobile transaction between a customer and service provider compared to five or six years ago. Almost every commodity or service from supermarkets, car parking services, hotels and restaurants and many more all have an option of paying through mobile phone. According to the Kenya bankers Association, an estimated 66% of Kenyans send or receive money through their mobile phones.
A German firm has developed a solar array and mini power plant that folds up into a container, and could allow African villages to take care of their own electricity needs. For more eco@africa, go to: http://www.dw.com/en/tv/eco-at-africa/s-32686
The proliferation of mobile phones has opened up new opportunities for conducting surveys in developing countries. Data about people’s lives can now be gathered much cheaper and faster. The World Bank’s Listening to Africa initiative is now collecting household data through mobile phone surveys in African countries. To learn more, visit http://www.worldbank.org/en/programs/listening-to-africa Download the handbook: https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/handle/10986/24595
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Yousef Eldin explores the impact that new developments in mobile phone technology are having on life in some of Uganda's most isolated communities
Africa's Mobile telecommunication Industry has evolved over the years. Mobile phones have become one of the most valued possessions for many Africans. According to Tax and Advisory firm, KPMG, the continent presents a massive consumer market when compared with the slowdown in subscriber growth in the rest of the world, with at least 500 million potential mobile subscribers.
AP Television Kampala, Uganda - March 31, 2011 1. Wide of Kampala traffic 2. Wide of Kampala streets 3. Tilt down UTL M-Sente billboard to MTN mobile money billboard 4. Various of UTL mobile money centre 5. Various set ups of Stephen Waiswa, Head of UTL Mobile money (M-Sente) 6. SOUNDBITE: (English) Stephen Waiswa, Head of UTL Mobile money (M-Sente): "Mobile money is typically a money transfer service. It is, in the ordinary language, sending of money from one person to another. And, going forward, this has been enhanced like we shall be able to see. But basically it is a money transfer service from one person to another. Here we are trying to look at how do we reach the rural un-banked population. So mobile money concept basically lies along those circles." 7. Close of bank tel...
A recent study revealed that by 2017 a billion people will have carried out some kind of banking transaction on their mobile phone. African banks and mobile carriers are far more advanced in this technology than those in the West -- is there something that Europe and the US can learn? Paul Richardson and Richard Willcox discuss.