Report: Ten mobile phone markets to watch in Africa

Ten ‘off-the-beat’ African countries are projected to hold 81 million mobile subscribers by the end of 2018, according to a report from the Arab Advisors Group research body.

The likes of Nigeria, South Africa and Kenya have become sub-Saharan Africa’s mobile market poster children as each of these countries respectively has over 120 million, 50 million and 30 million cellular users each.

But the Arab Advisors Group has written a report analysing strong growth prospects in the mobile phone markets of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Ethiopia, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Madagascar, Mozambique, Senegal, Tanzania, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.

According to the Arab Advisors Group, cellular adoption in these ten markets grew at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 21% between 2009 and 2013. Read more

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