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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…

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  • March 25, 2020

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…

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  • March 09, 2020

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…

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  • March 09, 2020

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…

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  • January 29, 2020

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…

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  • January 21, 2020

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,…

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  • December 21, 2019

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…

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  • December 12, 2019

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,…

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  • November 28, 2019

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…

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  • November 09, 2019

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…

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  • October 12, 2019

GSMA Report: The Mobile Economy Russia and CIS 2019

The CIS is now seeing an accelerating shift to mobile broadband. 4G will overtake 2G as a proportion of connections in 2019 and will become the region’s leading mobile technology in 2021. Belarus and Russia are expected to launch 5G by the end of 2020; networks in the region’s other 10 markets will be live…

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  • July 21, 2019

GSMA Report: The Mobile Economy Sub-Saharan Africa 2019

Sub-Saharan Africa will remain the fastest growing region, with a CAGR of 4.6% and an additional 167 million subscribers over the period to 2025. This will take the total subscriber base to just over 600 million, representing around half the population. During 2019, 3G will overtake 2G to become the leading mobile technology in the…

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  • June 30, 2019

GSMA Report: The Mobile Economy Asia Pacific 2019

Across Asia Pacific countries are at very different stages of digital development. Consequently, the policy frameworks for a digital society vary as national governments address their own unique challenges. For some, 2019 will see 5G become a reality. Many developed markets, such as South Korea, Japan and Australia, are keen to be global leaders in…

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  • April 25, 2019

GSMA Report: The Mobile Economy West Africa 2019

By the end of 2018, there were 185 million unique mobile subscribers in West Africa, an increase of nearly 10 million over the previous year. Future growth will largely be driven by young consumers owning a mobile phone for the first time; more than 40% of the sub-region’s population are under 18 years old. The…

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  • April 17, 2019

GSMA Report: The Mobile Economy Pacific Islands 2019

Mobile technology can play a pivotal role in the digital transformation of the Pacific Islands, enabling access to life-enhancing services in areas such as health and education, while proving a catalyst for innovation and economic growth, with the promise of new jobs and increased tax revenues. Faster network speeds and more advanced devices are key to…

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  • March 29, 2019

GSMA Report: The Mobile Economy China 2019

China is a huge mobile market, nearly four times the size of North America, with 1.2 billion unique subscribers at the end of 2018. Over 97% of these come from mainland China, with the remainder spread across three other markets – Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan. With 4G entrenched as the dominant mobile technology, the prospects…

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  • February 04, 2019

GSMA Mobile Money Policy and Regulatory Handbook

With 690 million registered accounts worldwide, mobile money has evolved into the leading payment platform for the digital economy in many emerging markets. In our 2017 State of the Industry Report on Mobile Money, we found that mobile money services without enabling regulation have activity rates 30 per cent lower on average than those with an…

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  • January 21, 2019

GSMA Mobile Economy West Africa Report 2018

By 2025, there will be 304M smartphones in West Africa. West Africa is home to more than 175 million unique mobile subscribers and is one of the world’s fastest-growing mobile regions.

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  • January 21, 2019

Singtel’s Dash e-wallet goes global with Visa and Apple Pay

Apple Pay users can now make near-field communication (NFC) payments worldwide on Singtel’s mobile wallet app, Dash, which has just been accepted on Apple Pay.

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  • January 21, 2019

Singtel Dash e-payment system opens to Myanmar users

Myanmar nationals in the Republic will be able to send money home using mobile wallet Singtel Dash from March, under a new grant agreement signed on Tuesday (Jan 8).

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  • September 30, 2018

GSMA Report: The Mobile Economy Europe 2018

At year-end 2017, there were 465 million unique mobile subscribers in Europe, equivalent to 85% of the population. The migration of these customers to 4G services is ongoing, with 4G having now established itself as the region’s leading mobile technology. However, we expect 4G adoption to peak in 2023 before declining as consumers upgrade to…

Global mobile money market tops 690 million accounts

The GSMA reports the mobile money industry processed transactions worth a billion dollars a day in 2017. Read the report.

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  • April 13, 2018

Telepin customer Tigo Tanzania receives GSMA Mobile Money Certification built on Telepin Platform

Telepin, a global leader in mobile transaction platforms, announced today their customer Tigo Tanzania received the GSMA Mobile Money Certification built on the Telepin Mobile Money Platform.

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  • March 08, 2017

Telepin Acquired by Volaris Group

Plans to expand international mobile financial services to meet booming market demand

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  • February 15, 2017

Telepin Extends Mobile Financial Services into Cambodia

Powers Wing – country’s leading mobile banking platform

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  • December 05, 2016

Telepin Software Powers Valyou Mobile Wallet in Malaysia

Unique mobile financial services platform delivers affordable, convenient mobile money solutions to under-banked market

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  • November 15, 2016

Telepin Software Selected as Mobile Financial Services Platform for Mascom Wireless Botswana Pty

Replaces incumbent to deliver Mascom customers convenient and secure way to send, receive, buy and pay using their mobile phones anywhere

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  • October 22, 2015

Telepin Software Powers Mobile Financial Services Platform “Tigo Cash”

Delivering Tigo Money products across Democratic Republic of Congo, Rwanda, and Tanzania