Africa had more than 730m mobile subscriptions, corresponding to a SIM-card penetration rate of more than 65%, and total revenues of $40bn, said AT Kearney, adding that adoption of mobile services had been fuelled by increased network coverage and lower prices for services and handsets.
But since last year, growth in mobile penetration seemed to have "abruptly decelerated", with subscriber growth rates now in single digits in most countries, said Laurent Viviez, partner and head of the African telecoms practice at AT Kearney. More
An SMS-based software developed by four young Ghanaians to serve as a link between artisans and persons who need their services has been nominated as one of the five Demo Lions of Africa to represent the continent at the 2013 Demo in San Francisco.mPawa, developed by 2012 graduates of Meltwater Entrepreneurial School of Technology, has a database where previous works of blue-collar workers such as masons, painters, plumbers, carpenters among others are stored for future reference. more
WITH mobile subscriptions in Nigeria and other African countries, expected to cross 761 million marks by December, the continent is targeting one billion subscribers by end of 2015 and 1.13 billion by 2017, with Nigeria leading the pack.
Kuwepo kwa wingi wa ununuzi wa simu za rununu siku za hivi majuzi yatarajiwa kupita kiwango cha millioni 761 ifikiapo Disemba , Bara la Africa linapanga kuwafikia watumizi billioni moja katika miaka ijayo ya 2015, na billioni 1.13 ifikiapo mwaka wa 2017, Nchi ya Nigeria ya ongoza Soma zaidi
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