Tag Archives: M-Pesa
So, 2012 was supposed to be the year of NFC. We are now in Q4-2013 and NFC is nowhere to be seen (in the mobile payments space, that is). NFC was supposed to become famous because of it’s perceived association … Continue reading
In one of my previous posts, I highlighted the impact of mobile technology in the life of a farmer. Farming is a risky profession and for the small farmer, tools to mitigate risks are few and far between. While you … Continue reading
As we witness the era of mobile payments take shape, the thing that strikes me is the fact that mobile payments is poised to take off in the developing world more so than the so called developed world. M-Pesa’s success is case … Continue reading
The ‘unbanked‘ or the ‘under-banked’ are typically those who either reside in remote areas or who are poor. These folks do no have ready access to banking facilities. Why? As I have said before, that is mainly because the banks … Continue reading
Remember that Stallone movie? Well, since I don’t blog about movies, in this case I am referring to some obtuse telecom parlance that’s fairly interesting to write about.
In a short time, M-Pesa has achieved remarkable success. And, it has evolved from just being a tool used to ‘Send Money Home’ to something that has become integral to people’s lives in Kenya. (Part 1, Part 2) It is … Continue reading
In my previous post, I introduced M-Pesa, Kenya’s innovative mobile payment system. Let’s go a little deeper. While M-Pesa was introduced in Kenya in 2007 with the intention to serve as an automated way to “Send Money Home”, it was actually … Continue reading