Mobile Internet Users To Hit 9.2b In Sub-Saharan Africa In 2019

Mobile technology and communication services provider Ericsson, on Tuesday, said that mobile internet usage would increase twice the global rate in sub-Saharan Africa by 2019. This was contained in the Ericsson Mobility Report made available to journalists in Lagos and signed by Kamar Abass, the company’s country manager.
Abass in the report said the number of users would skyrocket to 9.2 billion, adding that, 82.3 per cent of the populace would be mobile broadband.
He said that the Sub-Saharan African ongoing data revolution, with traffic growth, had doubled in the past year.

Abass also predicted 930 million mobile subscriptions in Sub-Saharan Africa by the end of 2019, with 557 million smart phone and 710 million broadband subscriptions
The country manager explained that the rise of social media, content-rich apps and video content accessed from a new range of cheaper smart phones had prompted the rise.

“Sub-Saharan Africa is currently undergoing a mobile digital revolution with consumers, networks and even media companies wakening up the possibilities of 3G and 4G technology. Read more

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