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)
According to GSMA’s Mobile Economy Report Series, mobile technologies and services generated $4.5 trillion (Sh 532.4 trillion) of economic value in 2021.
Mobile subscription in Africa
List of African countries with the highest number of mobile phones
2. South Africa
Between 2021 and 2022, it was reported that 19.2 million people in the country remained offline, representing 31.8 per cent.
GSMA report ranked Kenya as the third country with the highest number of smartphone connections at 52 million, behind Nigeria and South Africa.