BOSTON, Dec. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- With 43% of forecasted m-money deployments worldwide expected to be in sub-Saharan countries, operators in Africa are approaching the mobile financial services opportunity in two different ways, according to a new report from Pyramid Research (www.pyr.com).
Mobile Financial Services in Africa: Deployment and Configuration Strategies for Operators examines the demand for mobile financial services in Africa. To delve deeper into the choices facing operators, this Insider presents case studies of two operators, MTN (with its Mobile Money m-money service) and Orange (with Orange Money), and how they approach the mobile financial services opportunity, looking in particular at deployments across their African affiliates.
"One strategy operators can adopt to address the mobile financial services opportunity is to deploy services sequentially in each country, with the type of services rolled out determined for all countries by the same road map," says Ousmane Yatera, Analyst at Pyramid Research. "This has some risks, however: local context is considered only lightly or not at all when the service strategy is drawn up," he continues. "For that reason, the operator has to own a large customer base, possess a strong corporate image and invest massively in marketing, communication and a distribution network to reach critical mass as soon as possible." To learn about the second strategy, download a free excerpt here.
Mobile Financial Services in Africa: Deployment and Configuration Strategies for Operators is part of Pyramid Research's Telecom Insider Report Series and is priced at $1195. Download an excerpt or purchase the report here. For more information, contact Jarka Justova (for those in EMEA or Asia-Pacific) or Juan Gobbi (for those in Latin America or North America).
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