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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.
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.
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.
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, the Middle East and Africa will see 70% of mobile subscriptions as WCDMA/HSPA (3G).
As of September 2013, less than 6% of African mobile network traffic is devoted to video. But, the share of video data is expected to grow faster than in any other region…ever.