Browsing: Mobile penetration rate in Africa

  • GSMA Intelligence’s report showed mobile phone subscribers stood at 46 per cent in Sub-Saharan Africa, while smartphone adoption was at 64 per cent
  • The data revealed that mobile technologies and services contributed over $130 billion (Sh 15.4 trillion) to the region’s economy (8 per cent of GDP) in 2021
  • GSMA predicts that Africa will have 120 million new mobile subscribers by 2025, taking the total number of subscribers to 615 million (50 per cent of the region’s population)
Data released by mobile industry insights company Global System for Mobile Communications (GSMA) showed that by the end of 2021, 5.3 billion people had subscribed to mobile services, representing 67% of the global population.
The report indicated that there will be an additional 400 million new mobile subscribers by 2025, most of whom will be from frontier markets in the Asia Pacific and Sub-Saharan Africa.
This will take the total number of