High-tech solutions as a weapon against counterfeit Smartphones

According to a recent study by the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO), the counterfeiting of Smartphones has had serious economic repercussions, causing a €45.3 billion loss worldwide in 2015. However, the impact of counterfeiting can also be felt at health and safety, environmental, quality of service, network security and privacy levels.

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Need for Innovation in Africa as Mobile Subscriptions Soon to Hit 1Billion

New technologies and low-cost Smartphones are allowing an increasing number of Africans, from business leaders to schoolchildren, to access the latest mobile services, as well as the opportunities they create. This, coupled with the continent’s own innovative products ̶ such as the extremely successful mobile money platform Mpesa ̶ is currently pushing the number of mobile subscriptions to 1 billion.

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Technology is improving banking in Africa

According to the World Bank, an estimated two billion working age adults worldwide do not have access to formal banking facilities. The lack of access to banking products affects almost every nation: Even though the UK boasts a financial inclusion in excess of 97 per cent.

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Banks jump on the mobile money train

Telecommunication service providers and the banking industry are fast joining together to exploit the power of synergies as a way of growing their revenues. Mobile money has grown from just sending and receiving money on a mobile phone to a full, comprehensive service including paying bills, banking online, applying for loans and much more.

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Technology is improving banking in Africa

New technological advancements have changed the face of banking in Uganda. Gone are the dreary days when people had to walk into banking halls and wait in queues to withdraw money, deposit savings or request a loan.

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African countries can excel when digitised

Digitialisation in African countries could see $300 billion added to the continent’s economy by 2026, according to a report released by Siemens recently.

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Mobile money is bringing Kenyans out of poverty

To date, mobile money has lifted an estimated 2% of Kenyan households out of extreme poverty.

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Happy holidays!

We, at Global Voice Group, wish all of our readers a very happy and wonderful holiday season, as well as a successful New Year.

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The growth of mobile banking in Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe is experiencing liquidity shortages which have forced consumers to move from traditional cash transactions to electronic transactions.

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Africa’s financial inclusion and development challenge

Some countries on the African continent are as financially competitive as some developing or high-income regions.

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