Fintech and telecom companies partner to launch Sasai WiFi Finder to boost digital inclusion in Africa

AFRICA – Cassava Fintech International (CFI), a Finance Technology company that offers innovative digital transaction solutions, and Liquid Telecom Group (LTG), a communications solutions provider, have teamed up to develop a service aimed at accelerating digital and financial inclusion in Africa. Through the newly launched Sasai WiFi Finder, the duo plan to establish an expansive network of data access points across Africa and build ‘Africa’s Missing Network’ by partnering with broadband providers, Internet service providers and local community hubs. The service, which is set to be rolled out across thousands…

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GSMA sets up a digital inclusion fund for Africa and Asia

AFRICA – GSMA, a mobile industry group, has announced the launch Innovation Fund for Mobile Internet Adoption and Digital Inclusion. The fund is designed to increase mobile internet adoption and usage among those who have coverage but are not using it in countries in Africa and Asia.   The Innovation Fund is supported by the UK Department for International Development (DFID), the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) in Germany, the GSMA and its members.   The fund’s main goal is to find innovative ways to solve the usage gap…

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