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The complex future for mobile telecoms in Africa (consumers are starting to win out)
March 16, 2014 ♦ No Comment
The complex future for mobile telecoms in Africa (consumers are starting to win out)

Deloitte recently completed an in-depth analysis of the African mobile telecommunications market that aptly covers all aspects of the current mobile telecoms business in Africa, from recent trends to operational strategies to new opportunities.

More data on how mobile payments are common in Africa but smartphone ownership remains a luxury
February 26, 2014 ♦ No Comment
More data on how mobile payments are common in Africa but smartphone ownership remains a luxury

Findings of a recent face-to-face survey include how internet use is more common among young Africans, how smartphone ownership remains a luxury, and how nations with a higher GDP per capita have a higher percentage of internet users.

Burundi broadband project nears completion, EcoCash targets coffee farmers
January 22, 2014 ♦ No Comment

Internet access remains limited for most Burundians but a broadband project is nearing completion. Mobile money is becoming common as well and can help coffee farmers.

African smartphone usage driven by savvy young South African, Kenyan, and Nigerian consumers
December 7, 2013 ♦ One Comment
African smartphone usage driven by savvy young South African, Kenyan, and Nigerian consumers

Smartphone usage is driven by South African, Kenyan, and Nigerian consumers under 30 years of age who work full time or are still in school and own a smartphone costing less than USD 150.

30+ key mobile trends found in Sub-Saharan Africa (plus visuals)
November 13, 2013 ♦ No Comment
30+ key mobile trends found in Sub-Saharan Africa (plus visuals)

A recent report by GSMA touts recent gains by Sub-Saharan Africa’s mobile ecosystem but is quick to mention how the biggest social impact of mobile in Africa still lies ahead.

Ericsson projects that by 2019, 70% of mobile subscriptions in Middle East and Africa will be WCDMA/HSPA (3G)
November 12, 2013 ♦ No Comment
Ericsson projects that by 2019, 70% of mobile subscriptions in Middle East and Africa will be WCDMA/HSPA (3G)

Ericsson projects that, by 2019, the Middle East and Africa will see 70% of mobile subscriptions as WCDMA/HSPA (3G).