Tag Archives: M-Pesa

NFC – Where art thou?

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

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Kilimo Salama!

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

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Success factors for mobile payments in developing countries

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

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Branchless Banking…

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

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Over The Top? Really?

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.

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Mobile Technology and the “Unbanked” (M-Pesa) – Part 3

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

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Mobile Technology and the ‘Unbanked’ – Part 2

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

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