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mHealth Africa designs colorful overview of the ‘fierce’ African mobile market

July 11, 2012  »  MobileOne Comment

mHealth Africa, a new project to spread healthcare through mobile tech in emerging countries, has started with phenomenal momentum after releasing a top-notch infographic. The robust 990px by 2,226px image is divided into sections that give a great overview of mobile adoption in the largest African markets.

Colorful highlights include:

  • the 5 largest mobile operators in Africa (MTN, Vodafone, Orange, Airtel, Etisalat) which connect 57% of all mobile subscribers
  • local leaders (Safaricom in Kenya, Maroc Telecom in Morocco, Orascom in Algeria)
  • mobile subscriptions per 100 people in 15 nations
  • a scaled visualization of the 15 biggest mobile markets (# of subs)
Allo Africa? Mobile Market in Africa

A summary of the mobile phone market in Africa. Click to enlarge. {mHealth Africa}

Kudos to the author for pointing out how use of multiple SIMs leads to an over-counting of individual mobile phone subscribers. Be sure to follow mHealth Africa for updates on how mHealth is changing lives in Africa and beyond!

  • Thanks for sharing,
    I love the way you summarized it!

    Keep in touch,

    Bruno (