Global Voice Group’s achievements in Africa

Global Voice Group (GVG) develops and implements governance technologies that were specifically designed to meet the specific requirements of telecom regulators and tax authorities.

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Praise for TTMS Tanzania

The Telecommunication Traffic Monitoring System (TTMS) is not only a revolution, but also one of the greatest achievements of the country's communication sector – Dr. Ally Yahaya Simba, Director General, TCRA. 

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Selecting a telecom traffic verification service provider

Following liberalization, the telecom sector of emerging and developing countries has experienced exponential growth and is now more dynamic than ever. This is especially the case of international mobile telephony. As a result, emerging and developing countries increasingly rely on the leveraging of international incoming calls as an innovative way of financing their own development. 

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The rationale behind telecom traffic control

The international telecom traffic requires control systems in the same way an international airport requires Customs and Immigration In a number of emerging and developing countries, the monitoring of telecommunications traffic volumes has made it possible to harness the financial potential of the thriving telecom sector.

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Control of international call volumes in Senegal

In 2014, the ARTP implemented a telephone traffic monitoring and antifraud project in Senegal, with a view to bringing control and transparency to the national telecommunications sector and to stemming the financial losses suffered by the government and the legitimate operators alike as a result of telecom fraud. 

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Mobile money matters to Africa

East Africa is ahead of the rest of the continent when it comes to mobile money services. A number of countries in other regions are trying to emulate the Kenyan and Tanzanian mobile money success stories, with mixed results. These countries are interested in the potential of mobile money to foster financial inclusion and to drive socio-economic development.  

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Rwanda: toward a cashless society

During the Commonwealth e-Governance Forum Africa, which took place in Kigali in March, ICT experts and policy makers commended Rwanda for its use of ICT and e-Governance for sustainable development. The Minister of Youth and ICT, Jean Philbert Nsengimana, confirmed that “Rwanda is currently working to leverage latest ICT capabilities such as analytics, social media and mobility to deliver citizen-centric and accountable governance".

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The regulation of OTTs in Africa

As an emerging and fast-developing telecom market, Africa is a very attractive business opportunity for Over-the-Top (OTT) players. The increasing popularity of Smartphones is driving Internet usage and Internet users increasingly favor low-cost OTT services to traditional voice and SMS services. So much so that the OTT services market is expected to overtake the mobile services market by 2021 (Source: “OTTs” – Value Killers for Telcos? Focus on African Operators, Detecon Consulting).

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GVG and SGS to sponsor Africa Telecom People 2014

Abidjan, 18 December 2014 – Global Voice Group (GVG) and SGS Société Générale de Surveillance (SGS), are proud to announce their joint participation, as sponsors, exhibitors and speakers, to Africa Telecom People (ATP) 2014, the tenth instance of this major yearly gathering of francophone Africa's telecom players.

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The future of voice

Experts of the telecom sector have estimated that, by 2015, 100% of the international voice traffic would be carried using VoIP. If this prediction comes true, then the days of traditional telephony are numbered. The voice market has already been under a lot of pressure over the past few years, pressure exerted not only by VoIP calling services, but also by Over-the-Top (OTT) voice service providers like Skype. Add to this the much-anticipated launch of WhatsApp’s new voice service and you obtain a rather apocalyptical scenario when it comes to the future of voice.  

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