Growth Rate of Mobile Stats in Africa 2012 [Infographic]

According to the latest analysis provided by the Wireless Intelligence, Africa has overtaken Asia Pacific as the world’s fastest growing region in terms of cellular connections. This infographic below was borrowed from Wireless Intelligence, it shows that Africa, in Q2 of 2012, the analysis shows there are currently 700 million total cellular connections across Africa with annual growth of 19%, 96% of these connections are prepaid. It talks about the Growth Rate of Mobile Stats in Africa 2012

The following Key Facts on the growth rate of mobile stats in Africa will interest you:

  • Global mobile phone penetration is at 85% of the world’s population
  • There are currently 5.98 billion mobile phone subscriptions
  • Africa has about 644 Mn subscribers (about 11%), the infographic says 700,000,000
  • LTE deployments in Africa are quickly gaining momentum (11 million customers predicted by 2015)
  • Smartphone penetration rates in Africa are now at a whopping 17 to 19 percent  (that’s almost 1 in 5!)
  • The rest are split between either “feature” phones or basic “dumb” phones (albeit with SMS capability)
  • Commerce in Africa is dependant on mobile. Micro-entrepreneurship covers some 90 percent of the employment base and about 65 percent of the continental GDP
  • Some commentators are speculating that Africa will become the first post-PC region of the world
  • There are currently 5 major international cables in place providing bandwidth to the African continent
  • Despite the global recession and one of the lowest per-capita income levels in the world, BRICS counties and others are investing in Africa ahead of other markets
  • The following African states (terminology used in the report) have mobile phone penetration rates higher than 100%!!!

Why not take a look at the infographic below and let me know your thoughts.

Growth Rate of Mobile Stats in Africa 2012

Growth Rate of Mobile Stats in Africa 2012

You will also find these links below helpful:

Africa Regional Telecommunications Reports


Africa Fixed and Wireless Broadband, Internet Markets and Forecasts
Africa Convergence of Telecommunications and Digital Media Report
African Fixed and Wireless Broadband and Internet Markets Report
African Mobile Voice and Data Communications Statistics
African Fixed Line and Fibre Telecoms Markets and Infrastructure
African Mobile Voice Market and Major Network Operators
African The Top Five ICT Investment Markets
Growth Opportunies in African Telecommunications Markets

Africa by Country Telecommunications Reports


Algeria - Telecoms and Mobile Broadband Market Report
Angola - Telecoms and Mobile Broadband Market Report
Benin - Telecoms and Mobile Internet Market Forecasts
Botswana - Telecoms and Mobile Internet Market Report
Burkina Faso - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband Report
Burundi - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband Market Report
Cameroon - Telecoms, Mobile, Broadband and Forecasts
Chad - Telecoms, Mobile, and Internet Market Report
Congo Democratic Republic - Mobile and Broadband Report
Cote D’Ivoire (Ivory Coast) - Mobile and Broadband Report
Djibouti - Mobile and Broadband Report
Egypt - Mobile and Broadband Report
Eritrea - Mobile and Internet Report
Ethiopia - Mobile and Broadband Report
Gabon - Mobile and Broadband Report
Gambia, the - Mobile and Broadband Report
Ghana - Mobile and Broadband Report
Guinea - Mobile and Broadband Report
Kenya - Mobile and Broadband Report
Lesotho - Mobile and Broadband Telecom Report
Liberia - Mobile and Broadband Telecom Report
Libya - Mobile and Broadband Telecom Report
Malawi - Mobile and Broadband Telecom Report
Mali - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband Report
Mauritius - Mobile and Broadband Telecom Report
Morocco - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband Report
Mozambique - Mobile and Broadband Telecom Report
Namibia - Mobile and Broadband Telecom Report
Nigeria - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband Report
Rwanda - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband Report
Senegal - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband Report
Sierra Leone - Mobile, Broadband and Telecoms Report
Somalia - Mobile and Broadband Telecom Report
South Africa - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband Report
Sudan - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband Report
Swaziland - Mobile and Broadband Telecoms Report
Tanzania - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband Report
Tunisia - Mobile and Broadband Telecom Report
Uganda - Mobile and Broadband Telecom Report
Zambia - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband Report

Zimbabwe - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband Report

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