Stimulating development through technology

During the Transform Africa Summit 2017, which was held under the theme “Smart Cities Fast Forward” in Rwanda on 10 May, Laurent Lamothe, former Prime Minister of Haiti and chairman of the Board of Directors of Global Voice Group (GVG), spoke about the benefits of combining Blockchain and the Internet of Things when it comes to stimulating development in African countries.

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Governance through Big Data: a hot topic at Transform Africa Summit

As a proud partner of the 2017 Transform Africa Summit, Global Voice Group (GVG) hosted a successful and well-attended conference on Governance through Big Data during said Summit, in collaboration with the Rwanda Utilities Regulatory Authority (RURA). Governance through Big Data is particularly relevant to the governments of emerging countries that seek to accelerate their digital development.

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High-tech solutions as a weapon against counterfeit Smartphones

According to a recent study by the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO), the counterfeiting of Smartphones has had serious economic repercussions, causing a €45.3 billion loss worldwide in 2015. However, the impact of counterfeiting can also be felt at health and safety, environmental, quality of service, network security and privacy levels.

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Need for Innovation in Africa as Mobile Subscriptions Soon to Hit 1Billion

New technologies and low-cost Smartphones are allowing an increasing number of Africans, from business leaders to schoolchildren, to access the latest mobile services, as well as the opportunities they create. This, coupled with the continent’s own innovative products ̶ such as the extremely successful mobile money platform Mpesa ̶ is currently pushing the number of mobile subscriptions to 1 billion.

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Technology is improving banking in Africa

According to the World Bank, an estimated two billion working age adults worldwide do not have access to formal banking facilities. The lack of access to banking products affects almost every nation: Even though the UK boasts a financial inclusion in excess of 97 per cent.

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Banks jump on the mobile money train

Telecommunication service providers and the banking industry are fast joining together to exploit the power of synergies as a way of growing their revenues. Mobile money has grown from just sending and receiving money on a mobile phone to a full, comprehensive service including paying bills, banking online, applying for loans and much more.

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Technology is improving banking in Africa

New technological advancements have changed the face of banking in Uganda. Gone are the dreary days when people had to walk into banking halls and wait in queues to withdraw money, deposit savings or request a loan.

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African countries can excel when digitised

Digitialisation in African countries could see $300 billion added to the continent’s economy by 2026, according to a report released by Siemens recently.

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Mobile money is bringing Kenyans out of poverty

To date, mobile money has lifted an estimated 2% of Kenyan households out of extreme poverty.

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Happy holidays!

We, at Global Voice Group, wish all of our readers a very happy and wonderful holiday season, as well as a successful New Year.

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