Africa’s mobile users to hit half a billion

A client uses a solar-charged mobile phone handset at a retail centre in Nairobi. There will be over half a billion mobile phone users in sub-Saharan Africa in the next six years, according to this year’s GSMA Intelligence report. PHOTO | FILE

What you need to know:

  • Projection for the next six years is based on sub-Saharan Africa’s robust economic growth and increasing affordability of handsets

There will be over half a billion mobile phone users in sub-Saharan Africa in the next six years, according to this year’s GSMA Intelligence report.

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