#6. Safaricom - How Kenya’s largest telco drove M-Pesa to become the most successful mobile financial platform in Africa
June 29, 2020
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#6. Safaricom - How Kenya’s largest telco drove M-Pesa to become the most successful mobile financial platform in Africa

Overview: Today we’re going to talk about Safaricom - The largest telecom carrier in Kenya. We’ll discuss its early history, M-Pesa launch, M-Pesa success, attempted M-Pesa global expansion & end with our views on the future outlook of Safaricom 

 

Companies discussed: Safaricom, Vodacom, Vodafone, Telkom, MTN & M-Kopa

 

Business concepts discussed: Unbanked population, Financial inclusion, Mobile money, Payment platforms, government regulation, global expansion, telco competition, state-owned companies & product launch timing

 

Conversation highlights:

  • (00:36) - Kenya context and contrast with other major African countries
  • (01:10) - Safaricom history and ownership structure
  • (03:53) - Safaricom financials and market share
  • (06:58) - M-Pesa background
  • (08:27) - How M-Pesa works
  • (09:45) - M-Pesa ownership - Safaricom, Vodafone and Vodacom
  • (10:15) - How M-Pesa become successful in Kenya
  • (13:50) - M-Pesa’s international expansion
  • (21:20) - M-Pesa in India
  • (24:50) - Safaricom’s other products (Home Internet, M-Kopa solar, Ridesharing, etc)
  • (34:05) - Bankole’s thoughts and overall outlook
  • (37:02) - Olumide’s thoughts and overall outlook
  • (41:17) - Bankole’s recommendations and small wins
  • (45:42) - Olumide’s recommendations and small wins

 

Olumide’s recommendations & small wins:

 

Bankole’s recommendations & small wins:

 

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