How We Did It: Invested Development's Sean Smith on Convincing Safaricom to Launch the AppWiz Challenge.

Editor’s Note: This post is written by Sean Smith. Sean spearheaded and will continue to lead Invested Development’s efforts in supporting the Safaricom App Wiz Challenge. In early 2012, Safaricom CEO Bob Collymore and other senior executives of Kenya’s largest telecom visited the iHub in Nairobi to answer questions from the innovation community. Most of the back and […]

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Investing in the Telecoms, Mobile & Broadband Markets in Somalia

FULL REPORT Somalia’s telecommunications market is unique in the world. There has been no central government since 1991 when a dictatorial regime was overthrown, but despite the anarchy that followed, the telecoms sector has flourished. It is highly competitive with at least seven mobile networks, which also offer fixed-line and Internet services. There are no […]

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Nigeria Telecommunications, Mobile and Broadband Report

Nigeria is one of the biggest and fastest growing telecom markets in Africa, attracting huge amounts of foreign investment, and is yet standing at relatively low levels of market penetration.

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As smartphone wars heat up: Africa Techies beware of the App distraction to your business

“Why should I get the intel Yolo vs the Samsung Pocket”- asked a young man at the Safaricom Junction shop. “This phone is just like a computer, it has the intel chip inside!” replied the Safaricom attendant “So this WiDi HD video streaming, I don’t have a compatible TV, it is useless to me”- shot […]

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E-commerce & Mobile Payments in Africa will not scale without Business Process Integration

E-Commerce (or M-Commerce) and Mobile Payments in Africa gets a lot of attention.  I get a number of mobile payments pitches every month, and you can imagine how tough my skin has become over the last 6 months. Especially as I have personally transitioned from a plastic world into a mobile money world- I carry […]

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Powering Up: Innovating to Solve the Cost of Energy in Africa

Oil and natural gas discoveries across multiple African countries have graced the headlines of many local and international media outlets this past year. 2012 has seen many governments in Africa experience renewed enthusiasm as prospects for economic progress loom amidst multiple oil and gas discoveries across the continent, creating new emerging oil producing countries on […]

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