More data on how mobile payments are common in Africa but smartphone ownership remains a luxury

A Pew Research Center survey consisting of face-to-face interviews conducted among 24,263 people in 24 emerging and developing economies from March 2, 2013 to May 1, 2013 provides another angle on African internet habits.

Findings include how internet use is more common among young people, how cell phone ownership rates are nearing 100%, how smartphone ownership remains a luxury, and how nations with a higher GDP per capita have a higher percentage of internet users.

We’ve summarized the African data below…Read more

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