Magazine article New African

Telecommunications Statistics

Magazine article New African

Telecommunications Statistics

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The broadband connection base is set to increase from 20% now to nearly 60% at the end of the decade. Just under half of the continent's population will be connected to a mobile network by 2020

20%

60%

8.2%

In 2014, the broader mobile ecosystem generated 5.7% of GDP in Sub-Saharan Africa, a contribution of just over $100 billion in economic value. Migration to mobile broadband and the growth of new services will see this figure increase to 8.2% of GDP by 2020

540m

Smartphones

2015: 160m; 2020: 540m

More than 60% of the continent's population will not have access to the internet by 2020

43%

Global subscriber penetration rate for 4G stands at 63% but is 43% in SSA

Between 2010-2015, SSA saw an annual subscriber growth of more than 13%, and Asia Pacific's take-up the world's largest region in terms of subscribers--grew at an annual average of more than 10%

58%

The growth of mobile telecommunications in Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda has resulted in reaching an overall subscriber base of 70. …

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