Tag: mobile operators

Mobile Operators and Blue Gum Trees

I see in the press yesterday that Safaricom have won an innovation award for their MPesa service from a UN agency. “The Habitat Business Award for sustainable urbanization, which is organized by the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-HABITAT), aims...

/ 28 July 2009

Cracks Appearing in Mobile Operators’ Walled Gardens

The winds of change are blowing for mobile operators.  The comfortable oligopolies enjoyed by most mobile operators around the are being challenged by the very thing that enabled them in the first place, technology.  The growth of availability and drop...

/ 10 March 2009

Why WiFi in Africa?

Imagine an alternative history.  Imagine that in 1995, when Microsoft launched their walled-garden MSN service, which they fully expected would, for all intents and purposes, put the Internet out of business, imagine that they succeeded. So today when you connected...

/ 9 January 2009