Browsing: Alpesh Patel

Three weeks ago, in mid-April, Absa became the last of South Africa’s big banks to launch a mobile transactional banking application for smartphones and tablets, beating at the finish line by First National Bank, Standard Bank, Nedbank and Investec. But Absa, South Africa’s

African handset manufacturer Mi-Fone has launched dual-Sim handsets on the continent, hoping to capitalise on the fact that many of the continent’s consumers carry multiple Sim cards and devices to avoid high off-network call tariffs. The company

Could Africa have its own giant cellphone manufacturer like Nokia or HTC? Alpesh Patel, founder of start-up Mi-Fone, thinks so. Patel, who was born in Uganda and holds SA citizenship, launched the company three years ago after