Category Archives: News

  1. Washington Post: The coronavirus is upending cash economies. Mobile money could emerge the winner.

    “As the coronavirus spreads, businesses and governments, struggling under the weight of the pandemic, are looking to limit cash exchanges, which the World Health Organization has warned could transmit the virus. Mobile money has emerged as an alternative. Companies and industry experts told The Washington Post they have seen overall rises in new mobile money…

  2. GSMA Report: State of the Industry Report on Mobile Money 2019

    2019 marked a major milestone for the mobile money industry: the number of registered mobile money accounts surpassed one billion. Reaching the one billion mark is a tremendous achievement for an industry that is just over a decade old. The mobile money industry of today has a host of seasoned providers with a broad set…

  3. GSMA Report: The Mobile Gender Gap Report 2020

    There remains a substantial mobile gender gap across low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). Over 300 million fewer women than men access the internet on a mobile, and women are 8% less likely than men to own a mobile phone. But the mobile internet gender gap is narrowing in LMICs. Although women remain 20% less likely…

  4. GSMA Report: The Mobile Money Economy 2020

    The GSMA Mobile Economy series provides the latest insights on the state of the mobile industry worldwide. Produced by their renowned in-house research team, GSMA Intelligence, these reports contain a range of technology, socio-economic and financial datasets, including forecasts out to 2025. The global version of the report is published annually at MWC Barcelona, while…

  5. GSMA Analysis – Digitising payments in agricultural value chains: The revenue opportunity to 2025

    This report by the GSMA explores the potential revenue opportunity of digitising agricultural payments for mobile money providers. Two types of payment are ripe for digitisation: B2B payments; procurement payments from agribusinesses to smallholder farmers in formal value chains and G2P payments; subsidies paid out by governments to smallholder farmers. These opportunities offer mobile money…

  6. Telepin Selected to Power Economic Development and Humanitarian Initiative in Yemen

    OTTAWA, CANADA – Jan. 21, 2020 – Yemen’s National Wallet Company seeks Canadian fin-tech’s help to launch financial inclusion project. Yemen is facing the world’s worst humanitarian crisis, according to the United Nations. For the 24 million people displaced by escalating hostilities, access to humanitarian aid is their only protection against deadly famine. Telepin and ONE,…

  7. GSMA Analysis – Social commerce in emerging markets: Understanding the landscapes and opportunities for mobile money

    The global spread of social media coupled with the rapid growth of e-commerce is giving rise to a new trend where content sharing, messaging and payments converge. Social commerce—the use of social interactions combined with the transactional nature of e-commerce—has led to new forms of shopping in collaborative online environments. This paper by the GSMA…

  8. GSMA Report: The Mobile Economy Latin America 2019

    By 2023, mobile’s contribution to the Latin American economy will reach just over $300 billion as countries increasingly benefit from the increased uptake of mobile services and the associated improvements in productivity and efficiency. Driven by ongoing network investment and upcoming spectrum assignments, 4G adoption will accelerate in Latin America over the next few years,…

  9. GSMA Report: The Mobile Economy Middle East and North Africa 2019

    By 2023, mobile’s contribution in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region will reach just over $220 billion as countries increasingly benefit from the improvements in productivity and efficiency brought about by the increased take-up of mobile services. In 2018, mobile technologies and services generated 4.5% of GDP – a contribution that amounted to…

  10. GSMA Report: The Mobile Economy North America 2019

    Following commercial launches by the four largest US mobile operators, 5G is now a reality. As coverage expands across the US, and with Canada expecting to deploy 5G in 2020, 5G adoption is expected to rapidly gather pace in North America. By the end of 2022, 24% of connections on the continent will be on…