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May 28, 2015

African digital indicators : 900 million and counting,mobile penetration set to to touch 80%


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The African mobile markets have been  one of the fastest growing across the world with an exploding mobile  market . One of the reason for this overnight increase in mobile users have  been " the lack of investment in  setting up  technical  infrastructure  for land lines and   wireless networks by these countries .The  African mobile market  has entirely been facilitated by investments in mobile networks  rather than the conventional  land line to mobile transformation.
 
Around 298 million  Africans  have internet access  with a mere 9% social media users  ( 103m) .Its mobile users exceed 900million with a 79% penetration.
Meanwhile a mere 7% use mobile to log into  their social media accounts 

June 11, 2014

Sub Saharan Region is the world next biggest mobile Goldmine,mobile web to see 20 times growth

Recent  research report published by Ericsson  on the state of mobile market in sub saharan region showed many suprises. It  clearly shows that Sub-Saharan Africa is currently undergoing a mobile digital revolution with consumers, networks and even media companies wakening up the possibilities of 3G and 4G technology   with the growth of mobile web, digital traffic  has recorded a 100% increase over the last 12 months.

 Most African users go  mobiles for online activities to  overcome a weak or non existent Internet  /landlines infrastructure across  large swaths of the world's poorest continent

However make no mistake about this ..Africa is where the next  mobile gold mine lies . and its claim to be the Mobile Continent is  increasingly becoming a possibility  with researchers predicting a  20-fold  increase in the "Mobile Web" in the next 5 years, which  is  200% higher (double the rate of growth in the rest of the world. ) than other nations 




Recent Data released by Ericsson   forecasts that there will be more than 635m mobile subscriptions in sub-Saharan Africa ( the pdf below explains how this will be happening ). This is predicted to rise, to about million  by late 2019, when it is estimated that three in four mobile subscriptions will be exclusive for mobile web.

June 4, 2014

Ghana ,Namibia, Kenya and Zimbabwe's broadband speed exceeds 6.5Mbps

Ghana, Zambia, Keyna,Namibia and Zimbabwe Broadband index


The African Country of Zimbabwe's average local broadband speed exceeded 6.5 Mbps, which is a new high | Techzim

"Zimbabwe’s average local broadband speed has reached a new high of 6.5 Mbps in the month of May according to NetIndex. Before now, the highest average ever reached was 5.8Mbps. Local broadband speed, loosely explained, is the rate at which one can access internet content from a locally hosted website or app. 

This ranks Zimbabwe among the countries with the highest local broadband speed in Sub Saharan Africa with only Ghana, Kenya, Namibia and Madagascar ahead who have 7 Mbps, 7.2 Mbps, 10.4 Mbps and 13.2 Mbps respectively According to Techzim- Other countries in the region – South Africa, Angola, Zambia, Malawi, Tanzania, Mozambique and others – all have local broadband speeds below 5.5 Mbps in the month of May.