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    How ZA is leading in mobile advertising platform ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sheppard View Post
    How ZA is leading in mobile advertising platform ?
    As someone originally from South Africa I don't understand your question.
    I mean. Why not? South Africa has lead in many fields in the past.
    Remember for instance the first human to human heart transplant ever performed in the world by Dr. Chris Barnard at the Groote Schuur Hospital in Cape Town?
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heart_transplantation

    South Africa: Fast Facts.
    It's no surprise that the country which invented touchtone dialling offers world-class telecommunications, one of the fastest growing sectors in South Africa's economy.
    With a 99% digital network and the latest in fixed-line, wireless and satellite communication, South African telecoms are the 23rd most developed in the world, and the most developed in Africa. Three cellular operators provide mobile telephony to over 20-million subscribers.
    http://www.southafrica.info/about/41...tm#innovations

    South African Inventions.
    Pratley Putty
    Pratley's famous glue is the only South African invention that has been to the moon. In 1969 the putty was used to hold bits of the Apollo XI mission's Eagle landing craft together.
    Krugersdorp engineer George Pratley invented his famous sticky stuff in the 1960s while looking for a glue that would hold components in an electrical box.
    Pratley died in 1983 and today the company is run by his son, Kim. Hundreds of tons of Pratley putty have been exported all over the world, and the company has diversified into other products.
    See more great South African Inventions:
    http://www.southafrica.info/business...inventions.htm

    Dolosse (South African Invention used world wide since the 1960's}
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dolos

    Sasol in clean air world first
    http://www.southafrica.info/about/su...cdm-230707.htm

    South Africa , for instance, is hoping to bring on-line the world’s first commercial Pebble Bed Modular Reactor (PBMR), a technology that could then be used in the U.S. The PBMR is a radical departure from the technology used in light water reactors, in that it uses helium gas instead of water to cool the nuclear fuel. This new process eliminates the plant’s need to be adjacent to a large water supply – making virtually any location feasible.
    http://eteam.ncpa.org/commentaries/t...-the-mothballs

    South Africa: SA to Explore Use of Renewable Energy for SKA
    http://allafrica.com/stories/200902260749.html

    PetroSA wins innovation award
    http://www.southafrica.info/business...osa-101008.htm

    South African Innovations
    http://www.southafrica.info/business...s/innovations/



    There are countless other examples to illustrate my point.
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    my question is how ZA have so much of ad inventories ?

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    Quote"my question is how ZA have so much of ad inventories ?"Unquote

    That's not what you asked in your original question.
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    Default high mobile internet pentration + reasonably low charges

    The last substantatied figures I've seen are from matthew buckland - http://www.matthewbuckland.com/?p=573 - sept 08 = 9.5millionpeople connecting via mobile web v 5million connecting via traditional internet. The charges are pretty low and you can access prepaid without a data plan or connection charges (20 US cents a megabyte or $2 for 20mb or $30 for a GB).

    Mxit was the biggest pusher - you need a Java phone and then you could send 50 messages to other people via gprs for the cost of 1 standard sms. Of course if you have a java phone you can get opera mini and your built in web browser usually isn't bad.

    There are plenty of well off people(& people who like to spend money they don't have) to advertise to in South Africa and every 2nd TV ad is selling ringtones etc..

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    Sheppard, it seems South Africa has bypassed the "desktop" internet for the "mobile" internet. It makes sense, then, that there would be a robust advertising platform on mobile. Additionally, the exchange rate at the moment makes it financially attractive for Americans and Europeans to hire South African mobile designers and developers, a point not lost on the South African mobile designers and developers I have met online.
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