Africa surpasses 500 Million Mobile Subscriptions

Africa surpasses 500 Million Mobile Subscriptions

According to Informa Telecoms and Media the African mobile market has surpassed 500 Million Mobile subscriptions and with 10% of the world’s mobile subscriptions being in Africa, it was one of the world’s fastest growing regions. African subscription numbers increased by 18% for the first three quarters.

This growth is expected to slow as markets mature but no one can deny the great opportunities that Africa offer investors, social organisations and entrepreneurs. Africa also have over 12 million mobile broadband users that will increase to an expected 265 million by 2015.

The mobile revolution that has swept through Africa has made mobile telephony widely available. However Africa still have substantial under-served markets – but this will change over the next 5 years and presents endless opportunities to use mobile phones to reconstruct communities.


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