Map of SMS Banking in Africa

Posted on April 25, 2012


The Economist has published a map showing the take up of SMS banking in Africa.

It’s a great reminder that in large parts of the world the mobile device is the access to the internet,  and as a salient point, these are mostly simple or so called feature phones,  not smartphones.  Which is why SMS is hte main activator or choice, as it is for the many health systems that track the spread of disease, and similar tasks.