Africa Telecoms reaching to the cloud
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A page amassing articles that shed a little light on the continuing growth spurt in the African Telecom Market that is to be explored further at the upcoming Next Generation Africa Summit in April 2014 - http://www.ngtsummitafrica.com/. All views expressed on the external articles are my own.
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The Future for Customer Experience in 2014

The Future for Customer Experience in 2014 | Africa Telecoms reaching to the cloud | Scoop.it
What does 2014 hold for us in the discipline of Customer Experience? Here are a few trends that I am seeing which I believe will become more important this year. The first 4 are technology related…
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Mobile operators fear Skype and WhatsApp but 4G is a knight in shining armour | ITProPortal.com

Mobile operators fear Skype and WhatsApp but 4G is a knight in shining armour | ITProPortal.com | Africa Telecoms reaching to the cloud | Scoop.it
ITProPortal sat down with Tecnotree chief technology officer Timo Ahomäki, who provided his opinion on the wider telecommunications industry.
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Africa braces for telecoms boom

Africa braces for telecoms boom | Africa Telecoms reaching to the cloud | Scoop.it
A report by a London research firms predicts that the telecoms market in sub-Saharan Africa will grow faster than any other region worldwide.
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'The Internet is going mobile' | ITWeb

'The Internet is going mobile' | ITWeb | Africa Telecoms reaching to the cloud | Scoop.it
The Ericsson Traffic and Market Report maps out the connectivity landscape for the next five years.
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Mobile Money in Africa – Looking Beyond Mpesa - Payments Afrika

Mobile Money in Africa – Looking Beyond Mpesa - Payments Afrika | Africa Telecoms reaching to the cloud | Scoop.it
Last week at the 16th annual AfricaCom top industry professionals gathered from all over Africa to discuss Mobile Money in Africa. One interesting theme to come out of the discussions was the need to move beyond the success of Mpesa.
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With so many solution provders taking their products to market, how should you go about marketing your product?

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Ventures Africa | Kenya Mobile Money Transactions Jump 21.8% Despite Tax Increase

Ventures Africa | Kenya Mobile Money Transactions Jump 21.8% Despite Tax Increase | Africa Telecoms reaching to the cloud | Scoop.it
RT @EricssonMcomm: Kenya Mobile Money Transactions Jump 21.8% Despite Tax Increase (via Ventures Africa) http://t.co/JQD6d2Ud7y #openmoney
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With some key operators already offering Mobile Money as a key VAS is there that much room for more? 

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Nigeria’s NCC threatens telecom firms over substandard infrastructure - ITWeb Africa

Nigeria’s NCC threatens telecom firms over substandard infrastructure - ITWeb Africa | Africa Telecoms reaching to the cloud | Scoop.it
Nigerian Communications Commission says it plans to punish operators selling the likes of sub-par phones.
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A shame they don't reccomend appropriate channels for these operators to take...

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Mobile Value Added Services (MVAS): The New Growth Vector for Mobile Communications Industry - 2013 Global Strategic Business Report | SYS-CON MEDIA

Mobile Value Added Services (MVAS): The New Growth Vector for Mobile Communications Industry - 2013 Global Strategic Business Report | SYS-CON MEDIA | Africa Telecoms reaching to the cloud | Scoop.it
SYS-CON Media, NJ, The world's leading i-technology media company on breaking technology news.
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Just how large is Mobile VAS? 

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Vodacom preparing for Ethiopian presence

Vodacom preparing for Ethiopian presence | Africa Telecoms reaching to the cloud | Scoop.it
The Vodacom Group will apply for a value-added-services (VAS) license in Ethiopia, potentially joining MTN in the otherwise state-dominated telecommunications sector.
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When a telco turns to banking

When a telco turns to banking | Africa Telecoms reaching to the cloud | Scoop.it
Rogers Communications, first Canadian MNO to gain banking license, looks to disrupt an entire industry.
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Is this the future of mobile payments?

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Standard Digital News - Watching television on mobile phones on the increase

Standard Digital News - Watching television on mobile phones on the increase | Africa Telecoms reaching to the cloud | Scoop.it
Watching television on mobile phones is expected to become common soon as mobile operators increase value added services on their networks.
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Mobile VAS (Value Added Services) added value into your Life!

Mobile VAS (Value Added Services) added value into your Life! | Africa Telecoms reaching to the cloud | Scoop.it
Adding value to the customer service helps to make the good consumer experiences and memorable. VAS is implementing for the purpose of communication, entertainment, information, and professionaliza...
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Just how hard is it to break into the African VAS Market? 

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