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MTN, MMI in micro insurance tie-up

MTN Group and financial services provider MMI Holdings have announced they’re creating a new joint venture, branded aYo, to deliver micro insurance solutions across Africa. Insurance penetration is low

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MTN, Amadeus in R650m Travelstart deal

South African mobile group MTN and technology investment firm Amadeus Capital have announced plans to invest US$40m (about R650m) in Travelstart, an online travel agency focused on Africa. Travelstart, which was founded in Sweden in 1999, has built

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MTN, Telefónica in global tie-up

South African-headquartered telecommunications group MTN has announced it is joining forces with Spain’s Telefónica Group, one of the world’s biggest telecoms operators, to focus on growth areas such as enterprise business and machine-to-machine communications

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Vodacom’s Herman Singh to join MTN

Big changes are sweeping through the management corridors at MTN Group, with a former top Vodacom managing executive, digital financial services expert Herman Singh, set to take the leading

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Land grab begins in mobile payments

There’s a revolution under way, and this one’s not being agitated by the working class, although they certainly have their part to play. It is being waged by banks, cellphone providers and entrepreneurs hoping to capitalise on a mobile commercial market that is estimated will be worth more than US$800bn by 2016 and have more than 400m users

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Vodacom asking for a hiding in m-commerce

TechCentral’s recent interview with Herman Singh, Commerce is mobile’s fourth wave, is interesting coming in the same week that his employer, Vodacom, was part of a court action to preserve its unreasonably high mobile termination rights arrangement. Vodacom, along with MTN, threw everything it had into

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Commerce is mobile’s fourth wave: Vodacom

Mobile commerce and associated digital services will be the fourth big money spinner for mobile operators as the voice, SMS and data waves wane, says Herman Singh, managing executive of m-commerce at Vodacom. Indeed, m-commerce could save mobile operators from what Singh calls a “gradual move to commoditisation” of

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Vodacom hunts for future growth

Vodacom expects demand for data to offset a decline in voice revenues in the next few years, but with the margins on data slimmer and the price of data being driven down by a competitive market, the operator is also hoping so-called “over-the-top” services – content, social networking and financial services are three examples

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Vodacom hires top banking executive

Vodacom has hired a top expert in electronic payments and financial services to head its mobile commerce division. The telecommunications operator has appointed Herman Singh, formerly head of Standard Bank’s innovation arm, Beyond Payments, as its managing executive for mobile commerce. Singh

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NFC payments set to take off in SA

Near-field communication, or NFC, is taking the mobile world by storm, with operators and payments companies predicting it will change the way people buy and sell goods, potentially replacing plastic cards and cash at the point of sale

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