The local authority that said Kampala’s mobile money kiosks were illegal had previously issued licenses for the kiosks and charged fees for those licenses.
The cash held by mobile money agents makes them a target for criminals. Telcos should work with insurers to create policies that will help agents to manage the risk.
Some of the grand claims made for South Africa’s draft National Policy on Data and the Cloud make little sense in a world where data easily crosses borders.
Ugandan lawyer Dalie Tibugwisa has identified the key regulatory challenges for mobile money in Uganda and more generally.
It is not possible for the telecoms sector to serve both ordinary people and the governments that oppress them.
The GSMA says mobile money continues to expand but there is reason to doubt this is matched by investment in RAFM controls.
We finally have a survey that is so large and diverse that it covers leakages, like mobile money fraud, which are usually excluded because they are not relevant to telcos in Western countries.
Telco procurement policies need to be tough enough to prevent abuse, but not so rigid that they exclude good niche suppliers.
Our resident mobile money expert looks back at what he has learned during the 13 years since he first launched a mobile money service.
Avoid these pitfalls with the assurance of mobile money by proactively addressing problems before they can occur.