3G and mobile money made available in Ivory Coast

Jan 10, 2012

Bruno Koné, the Ivory Coast's Information and Communication Technologies Minister, has announced the arrival of 3G mobile technology in the country, Ecofin news agency reports.

Bruno Koné, the Ivory Coast's Information and Communication Technologies Minister, has announced the arrival of 3G mobile technology in the country, Ecofin news agency reports.

Ivorian people will now be able to access high speed internet via mobile phones, which should boost the development of e-commerce and mobile banking services, which have also been recently introduced.

Radio Netherland Africa interviewed several Ivorian people on this topic.

“In a few moments, my mother, who remained in Korhogo, will receive a code with which she will be able to withdraw money from the nearest mobile banking branch," explained user Félix Soro.

Since the introduction of the mobile banking service by network operators, Soro has travelled less and less between Abidjan and Korhogo to give money to his mother.

Hermann N’Da also uses the mobile banking service and described it as "hassle free". He explained individuals have no need to open a bank account and only require one form of ID.

Furthermore, those who are not subscribed to the service can still receive money.ADNFCR-2976-ID-801259553-ADNFCR