Berg Insight predicts 381 million active mobile money users in emerging markets by 2017

According to a new research report by Berg Insight, the number of active mobile money users in emerging markets is forecasted to grow from 61 million in 2011

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Smart meters are part of Djibouti's new power access and diversification contract tender

Djibouti, Africa. August 28, 2012 — International competitive bids are being sought for a new power access and energy diversification project in the Republic of Djibouti. The project is financed by The World Bank (Tender Notice No.: wb:op00012657).

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M2M technology now preventing HIV infection in thousands of African children

Machine-to-machine (M2M) communications technology is saving tens of thousands of infants from mother-to-child HIV infection in Africa. Sequoia Technology, an M2M solutions company, and its long-time technology partner Telit Wireless Solutions, are enabling rural medical clinics in Africa to wirelessly receive HIV test results for expectant mothers within days of testing, a first for many

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Sierra Wireless releases new AirPrime™ Q2698 embedded module

Sierra Wireless has announced a new addition to its AirPrime™ Q Series of embedded wireless modules. The Q2698 adds support for 3G HSPA+ on five frequency bands to the AirPrime Q Series, along with support for 2G GSM/GPRS/EDGE on four frequency bands.

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Etisalat and Telefónica announce the signing of a strategic multinational agreement

The two operators have jointly announced that they have signed a Strategic Partnership Agreement to enter into a broad-based cooperation. The partnership is designed to allow

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Emerging markets to lead mobile money growth

The number of mobile money subscribers in emerging markets is forecasted to grow from 133 million users in 2010 at a compound annual growth rate of 40% to reach 709 million users in 2015, according to a report from Berg Insight.

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