Telecoms in Africa – September 2014

  Sub-Saharan Africa’s telecoms growth forecast at 6% CAGR through 2018 Telecoms service revenue in Sub-Saharan Africa will increase at a 6% CAGR during 2013 to 2018 – with mobile at 6,7% and fixed at 1,0% – rising from US$49-billion in 2013 to more than US$65-billion in 2018, according to to a new report, Sub-Saharan […]

Telecoms in Africa – August 2014

Internet connectivity boosting  African e-commerce Market research firm yStats. com has forecast an annual growth rate of about 40% for the African e-commerce industry. Its latest Africa B2C E-Commerce Report says a number of countries, including Egypt, Morocco, Nigeria and South Africa already have strong online sales. The report links this to increasing Internet penetration, […]

Telecoms in Africa – March 2014

  Experts debate strategy for getting a billion more online How can the digital divide be crossed to connect the remaining one billion people to the internet? A debate at the recent Mobile World Congress looked at barriers and opportunities as mobile operators and phone manufacturers pursue new customers in developing countries. The price of […]

Telecoms in Africa – January 2014

  Internet services “could contribute 10% of Africa’s GDP by 2025” Internet services could contribute as much as 10% of the continent’s overall GDP – equivalent to about US$300-billion – by 2025, according to research by the McKinsey Global Institute (MGI). It is estimated that Africa’s GDP from internet services (iGDP) is currently about US$18-billion. […]