Posts in Mobile Category
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.
A recent Q3 financial report from Millicom, which uses the brand Tigo in Africa, nicely highlights mobile trends across the continent.
A survey of 51,000 Africans in 34 countries finds internet use around 15%, mobile use upward of 84%, and radio as by far the most common means of learning the news.
Quality of mobile service is a crucial area of African telecommunications that needs improvement. Steps are being taken to improve the mobile experience for consumers in approximately half of African nations.