M-Pesa has 4.2M active users in Tanzania - Mobile World Live

M-Pesa has 4.2M active users in Tanzania

13 NOV 2012

Vodacom’s M-Pesa mobile money service in Tanzania has 4.2 million active users, according to Vodafone’s H1 2012/13 financial results.

M-Pesa is generally viewed as having been a success in Tanzania, although not on the same scale as Kenya. But other countries, such as South Africa, have found it difficult to keep users engaged and active.

Apart from the Tanzanian figures, Vodafone’s first half results did not appear to make any mention of mobile money numbers.

In Kenya, M-Pesa is offered by the country’s dominant operator Safaricom under licence from Vodafone, which also holds a 40 percent stake in the Kenyan operator.


Richard Handford

Richard is the editor of Mobile World Live’s money channel and a contributor to the daily news service. He is an experienced technology and business journalist who previously worked as a freelancer for many publications over the last decade including...

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