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MEF Connects Africa – in pictures

Last week during AfricaCom, we hosted MEF Connects Africa 2014 - an exclusive networking evening celebrating the amazing growth and innovation of mobile pioneers in the Sub Saharan Africa market, hosted at the Pepper Club in Cape Town. Supported by Mahindra Comviva, Mozilla, TIMWE and Viacom International Media Networks, the event brought together industry thought…
Sam Hill
November 18, 2014
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MEF Africa Day 2014

Last week the first MEF Africa Day was held in Johannesburg supported by Samsung, and saw around one hundred industry leaders gather over three sessions for debate, dialogue, insightful presentations and constructive networking. MEF Africa GM Jo Crawshaw shares the day's events, and if you were able to make it along…
Sam Hill
April 9, 2014
AfricaGuest blogMusicVAS

Digital Entrepreneurship in Kenya 2014

Marissa Drouillard, Intelligence Consultant, Mobile for Development at the GSMA, discusses the findings of their recent report on Digital Entrepreneurship in Kenya which looks at current opportunities and challenges for the Kenyan entrepreneurship ecosystem. Pete’s Coffee, nestled in Nairobi’s Bishop Magua building, is the kind of place where aspiring Kenyan…
Sam Hill
March 19, 2014
AfricaGuest blogVAS

Improving Mobile Services for the Bottom of the Pyramid in Africa

Africa has the fastest growing mobile market in the world and opportunities to use mobile technologies for social upliftment abound. More Africans have access to mobile phones that to clean water and by 2016, predictions indicate that approximately one billion people in Africa will have access to a handset. As a mobile-first (and often…
Sam Hill
February 11, 2014
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Why is Kenya so Optimistic about Mobile?

On Monday evening last week during AfricaCom in Cape Town, Africa's largest tech and telecoms conference and exhibition, MEF co-hosted the Mobile Monday Jamboree. At what is widely known as the AfricaCom networking party and with over 1000 industry representatives in attendance, MEF launched the first report of a three-country African Growth Market Study on mobile content and…
Sam Hill
November 21, 2013
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