Tag Archives: Mobile technology

Report: New Global Internet Growth Will Mostly Be Mobile / Pew Research Center

Late last week, the Pew Research Center released the results of multiple country surveys about mobile technology adoption and internet usage. The countries in focus were 24 “emerging markets,” including Russia, China, Pakistan, Philippines, various South American markets, Turkey and South Africa among others. The associated report has a lot of statistics about user behavior, […]
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5 Billion People Will Use Mobile Phones by 2017

Four years from now, 5.1 billion people will be mobile phone users around the globe — almost 1 billion more than exists now. GIBS Information Centre / GIBSIC‘s insight: see Statista’s Infographic – “Asia, the region that will see the most growth, is already home to the most mobile phone users. Some 2.4 billion people […]
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Innovation in mobile technology drives opportunity in emerging economiesEmerging markets

How can mobile telephony create billions in shared value for workers and companies in emerging markets? Justin Keeble explains GIBS Information Centre / GIBSIC‘s insight: Connected worker – “The Vodafone-Accenture study, called Connected Worker, evaluated demographic trends, key workplace issues and new innovations unfolding in 12 emerging economies. Most of the markets it reviewed are […]
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Mobile services for the unbanked: finding a viable commercial model

The cost of providing financial services remains high. Shared services platforms could offer an answer to increase financial inclusion, says Prateek Shrivastava GIBS Information Centre / GIBSIC‘s insight: Inclusive markets – mobile: ” . . .  a number of potential barriers to the deployment of such a shared technology platform and distribution network: • Financial […]
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Fostering Financial Inclusion with Mobile Banking – African Development Bank

The annual growth rates of mobile phone penetration in the developing world have ranged between 30% and 50% or higher, and penetration has been… GIBS Information Centre / GIBSIC‘s insight: Inclusive market penetration – mobile : Kenya and South Africa, at the forefront of Mobile Banking Only 19% of the adult population in Kenya has […]
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How mobile technology is transforming Africa –

Editor’s note: This is a guest post by Rudy de Waele, CEO of Nyota Media. You can follow him as @mtrends on Twitter. I started investigating mobile in Africa early 2010, which resulted … GIBS Information Centre curates  / GIBSIC‘s insight: ICT –  “Here are some examples: Local entrepreneurs who use a human-powered power cycle to […]
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