Posts Tagged ‘mobile phone’

The mobile phone is more common than access to electricity in sub-Saharan Africa

A DECADE after mobile phones began to spread in Africa, they have become commonplace even in the continent’s poorest countries. In 2016 two-fifths of people in sub-Saharan Africa had mobile phones. Their rapid spread has beaten all sorts of odds. In most African countries, less than half the population has access to electricity. In a […]

Game of Phones Survey: billion glances at smartphones in Africa daily

More than 33% of Africans check their phones every 5 minutes and more than half of smartphone users regularly use their devices on public transport, at work and while shopping. This is opening the door for savvy businesses to provide a “platform for life” that evolves its value through sophisticated data analytics. The latest edition […]

Mobile phones have transformed life in Africa

Africa claims to be the “mobile phone continent” of the world. More than half of the population owns a mobile phone, while landline telephones have rarely existed on the continent. It’s estimated than just two per cent of all Africans have a landline, while in the US, 60 per cent are still connected to a […]

African apps boost business growth

Africa is the world’s fastest growing telecoms market and mobile phones have transformed the lives of Africans everywhere. Now a host of new mobile phone applications, developed by software designers across the continent, are promising to boost development and business growth. read more