Kenya leads the world in mobile money. This is a fact as over 18 million mobile subscribers are signed up for Safaricom’s wildly successful M-Pesa offering. It’s hard to imagine that just a few years ago although Safaricom’s M-Pesa was just taking off and most of the Banks in Kenya
This is an article on the growth of the mobile web in Africa that was published in the March 2010 edition of CIO East Africa Magazine. Symbiotic’s Mbugua Njihia and I were quoted in the article following last month’s Mobile Web East Africa Conference. You can read the article here>
In the month of October 2009, I had the opportunity to attend the inaugural Mobile Web Africa Conference in Johannesburg, South Africa. The two day event proved to be a real eye opener in terms of what is possible on the mobile web and how much ahead South Africa is.