Posts Tagged ‘3G’

Africa Leads in Mobile Money Transfer Services

Africa is the leading market for mobile money transfer services, according to new data from Juniper Research. The new research, “Mobile Money Transfer & Remittance: Domestic & International Markets 2015–2020,” pointed to Africa as the leading market. Several African mobile operators such as Vodacom Tanzania and MTN Uganda are now generating more than 10 percent […]

Mobile phone growth outpacing income growth in many African countries

This article is part of a weeklong series analyzing how mobile technology is affecting politics, business, and well-being. WASHINGTON, D.C. — From its use in farming to banking, mobile technology is changing many lives in Africa — fast. Nearly two-thirds (65%) of households in 23 countries in sub-Saharan Africa had at least one mobile phone […]

African mobile penetration hits 80%

We tend to have certain paradigms about the “developed world” and the “developing world.” Including, of course, media-fed images of Africa as a place of almost irredeemable poverty, deprivation, and pain. Many of our paradigms are, of course, illusions. A new report on the African telecommunications market highlights that mobile penetration in Africa hit 80 […]

Africa’s mobile market set to quadruple

The African mobile telecom market is forecast to grow from a combined value of over US$60 billion in 2013, to a value in 2020 of almost US$234 billion – with a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 21.27%. This is according to new research conducted by Manifest Mind, a sustainability research and consulting company based in […]