Posts Tagged ‘facebook’

WhatsApp hurting mobile revenue in African telcos want to fight back

Mobile revenue growth has declined in sub- Saharan Africa since 2013 and is expected to continue its downward trend until the end of the decade—despite a fast-growing subscriber base. Much of the drop has been attributed to the use of over-the-top (OTT) messaging services like WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger. With more subscribers showing a preference […]

Africa’s mobile video explosion a boon for Facebook

A report from Sandvine, ‘Global Internet Phenomena Report: Africa, Asia-Pacific & the Middle East’, revealed that in Africa video consumption on mobile networks in the region has over doubled to 18.1% from 8.6% last year. Since YouTube was the top mobile app in the Middle East and Asia-Pacific regions, Sandvine predicts that in the next […]

Mobile Video Viewership in Africa Doubled in the Last Year

Canada-based broadband company Sandvine has today released a study titled The Global Internet Phenomena Report that takes a look at the growth of online video in Africa, Asia, and the Middle East. Culled over the summer from the data of more than 300 of Sandvine’s customers across the globe — with respect to both fixed […]

Facebook says 360 video will be “commonplace” and VR will grow

Facebook is continuing to promote video content on its primary platform at the expense of the written word. Quartz reports Facebook’s Nicola Mendelsohn, who heads up its operations in Europe, the Middle East and Africa, telling a conference in London yesterday that in five years’ Facebook will “probably” be “all video”. She also apparently suggested 360 video will […]