Orange and Ericsson team up to capitalise on Africa’s mobile money market

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As Africa grows increasingly well connected, mobile financial services are proving hugely popular, allowing customers to make transactions quickly and easily without requiring a bank account. In some markets, mobile money platforms have quickly become the de facto medium for commerce; in Kenya, for example, Safaricom’s M-Pesa platform is prolific, handling more than half of the country’s GDP every year.    Orange has a long pedigree in Africa and has surely watched this mobile money boom with great interest…

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