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Bharti Airtel to launch cross-border money transfer service

Bharti Airtel is to launch a service that enables its money subscribers to send, receive …

Etisalat mulls Tanzania sale; Vodacom and Millicom linked to deal — report

Operator group Etisalat is considering the sale of its operations in Tanzania in East Africa, …

Airtel, Tigo claim mobile money first

Two operators in Tanzania launched a service so that subscribers to their rival mobile money …

Operators sign ‘first’ interoperability agreement for mobile money in Africa

Three of the leading operators in Tanzania have hailed an agreement that will let  subscribers …

Vodacom reports M-Pesa surge in Tanzania

African operator Vodacom reports that M-Pesa revenue from its Tanzanian operations shot up by 125 …

Smile rolls out first African 800MHz LTE network

African operator groups Smile has launched what it claims is the first African LTE network to use the 800MHz band in Tanzania

Vodacom, Western Union to offer mobile money transfer service

A new service launched by Vodacom of Tanzania and Western Union enables payments to be …

Etisalat trumpets African NFC first

Etisalat said that its Zantel subsidiary in Tanzania had launched “Africa’s first commercial NFC payment service,” called Touch and Go.

Mobile Money in Tanzania: Is it reaching the BOP?

The AudienceScapes project, launched by InterMedia with seed funding from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, conducted national surveys in Kenya in mid-2009 and Tanzania in mid-2010 which included questions about use and knowledge of mobile money. Researchers have highlighted the significant differences between Kenya and Tanzania in geography, population density, economic development and access to financial services, which put Tanzanian m-money service providers at a relative disadvantag