Posts Tagged ‘africa’

Lack of mobile spectrum may slow down growth for Sub-Saharan Africa

“With mobile Internet traffic forecast to grow 25-fold over the next four years, there will be a considerable increase in network congestion unless governments across the region take urgent steps to release new spectrum in line with the recommendations of the ITU’s World Radio communication Conference (WRC),” GSMA added. read more

Sub-Saharan African mobile Internet growth to accelerate in 2013-2014

Recently, Deloitte (the consultancy) and GSMA (the association of worldwide mobile operators) produced a report on the state of mobile in Sub-Saharan Africa. The gist of the findings is nothing new: the region is experiencing significant economic growth and governments continue to liberalize the telecommunications sector. These two events have, in turn, caused a remarkable […]

Growth in Africa’s mobile penetration slows

Africa had more than 730m mobile subscriptions, corresponding to a SIM-card penetration rate of more than 65%, and total revenues of $40bn, said AT Kearney, adding that adoption of mobile services had been fuelled by increased network coverage and lower prices for services and handsets. read more

Opera Mini browser tops 200M users : Strong Growth in Africa

“For many of [the 200 million users], a browser is more than a tool to ‘browse the web’. Sometimes it’s a school when you can afford none, sometimes it’s the only line to an outside world shut off by an oppressive regime. Providing a service that reliably and cheaply delivers critical information to just about […]