Posts Tagged ‘smartphone’

Forecast: Africa’s smartphone market in early stages of recovery

Africa’s smartphone market bounced back from two consecutive declines to post quarter-on-quarter (QoQ) growth of 4.4% in Q3 2017, according to the latest insights released by International Data Corporation (IDC). The global technology research and consulting firm’s Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker shows smartphone shipments for the quarter reached 21.7 million units, spurred by ongoing economic […]

2018 will see global smartphone penetration to hit 66%

In 2018, 66% of individuals in an array of 52 key countries, which includes South Africa along with various developed and developing countries across the globe, will own a smartphone. This number is up from 63% in 2017 and 58% in 2016, according to Zenith’s Mobile Advertising Forecasts 2017, published on 16 October 2017. The […]

5 Billion People to use Mobile Phones by 2017

Four years from now, 5.1 billion people will be mobile phone users around the globe — almost 1 billion more mobile users than the 4.3 billion people worldwide using them now. Asia, the region that will see the most growth, is already home to the most mobile phone users. Some 2.4 billion people there use […]

The 15 Countries With the Highest Smartphone Penetration

Nearly three out of four people in the United Arab Emirates owns a smartphone, making it the country with the highest smartphone penetration in the world. Following the UAE are South Korea, Saudi Arabia and Singapore. The United States doesn’t even fall into the top 10, finishing at No. 13 with just 56.4% penetration, according […]