Mobile Virtual Network Operator (MVNO) News

A customer transfers cash to his mobile phone in Kenya's capital Nairobi

Mobile Money: The Battle for Africa

As enthusiasm for mobile-phone-based payments grows in Africa, operators are rushing to get a piece of potentially lucrative and ever-expanding markets and to challenge more popular and established mobile-payment services, such as Kenya’s M-Pesa.

Mobile Money in Kenya

Kenya's mobile innovation brings digital money closer

Kenyan financial services heavyweight Equity Bank is planning to roll out mobile banking services in July, using innovative paper-thin SIM technology.

Masai Mobile Banking Success. By Jay Bendixen

Why Kenya's Equity Bank Felt It Had to Become a Telco – Reluctantly

In April 2014, the Communications Commission of Kenya licensed three companies with Mobile Virtual Network Operator (MVNO) licences.

James Mwangi, CEO, Equity Bank

Equity Bank-Airtel Partnership and Other Mobile Virtual Network Operators (MVNOs) Compete for Mobile Money Share in Africa with Established Players

Mobile virtual network operators (MVNOs) are set to shake things up and challenge established players in the African telecom market.