Sub-Saharan Africa's Mobile-Money Market Could Grow to $1.5 Billion by 2019

The use of mobile financial services in sub-Saharan Africa to do such things as pay utility bills and send money to relatives could produce an estimated $1.5 billion in fees for mobile-money providers by 2019,

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