Browsing: Mobile Money

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Why Vodacom, MTN failed at mobile money

Excessive regulation, a business model that tried to do too much too soon and trust worries among consumers. These are the reasons Vodacom’s M-Pesa and MTN’s Mobile Money failed in South Africa, according to the CEO

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MTN kills Mobile Money

Four months after rival Vodacom South Africa pulled the plug on its mobile payments platform M-Pesa, MTN South Africa is doing the same with its Mobile Money offering. The move by MTN comes just two weeks after news emerged that

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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