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Will NFC have an impact in the African mobile payments space?

NFC technology already supports huge amounts of mobile payments around the world. Ovum forecasts that the number of consumers using it will hit 939 million by 2019 (in 2015 it was 11 million) and the value of transactions is expected to reach $115 billion, from $0.7 billion for the same…
MEF
November 29, 2016
AfricaOpinions

Where’s the Amazon for Africa?

Africa has a Nile, but can it also have an Amazon? Tim Green – just back from AfricaCom – looks into the issues facing e-commerce hopefuls like Jumia and Konga... Last week at AfricaCom someone was explaining to me how much Nigerians love to shop. He told me that when…
Tim Green
November 24, 2016
AfricaIndustry Views

Industry Views: lite apps in emerging markets

There is a growing trend for big mobile brands to develop lite versions of their apps to hook mobile users in emerging markets. Just last month Shazam and Facebook Messenger announced that they are going lite for example. The logic is straightforward. Unlike saturated established app economies, these markets are…
MEF
November 23, 2016
Africa

Doing business in Nigeria: a practical guide

This week, MEF has released an essential guide to doing business in Nigeria, with detailed information on how to make the most of the opportunities in the vibrant market. Here, Miranda Smith outlines what you can expect to find in the guide, and why Nigeria is one of Africa’s most…
MEF
September 22, 2016
AfricaVAS

Nigeria’s NCC consultation for the provision of Value Added Services

In March 2016 the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) published a consultation paper on the Procedures and Guidelines for the future provision of Value Added Services in Nigeria. Its goal is to make sure that consumers are properly protected. The proposals were broad, impacting all stakeholders directly and included the introduction…
MEF
July 4, 2016
MEF