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mobile penetration: Latest News
Peter Pedroncelli, 8:42 am AFKI Original
Africa has embraced mobile like few other regions of the world have, with some of the highest mobile penetration rates and the majority of internet users accessing content online via their mobiles. Whether one considers online banking, apps for healthcare, connecting through social media or voting for a political party, Africans have fully embraced mobile technology and all of its possibilities. Here are the 12 things you didn’t know about how Africans have embraced mobile.
Kurt Davis Jr., 10:50 am AFKI Original
DRC is in for a big telecom boom. It has a mobile penetration rate of 68% — lower than the African average — with a 100% penetration predicted by 2020. If you are not prepared to spend on Africa’s fourth most-populated country, then you will miss out. Capital will have to be patient. DRC is an early stage emerging-market country with an election planned in 2016, but the revenue potential cannot be ignored.
Dana Sanchez, 12:22 pm
Payments by check are disappearing and mobile-based transactions account for 89.1-percent of total transactions in cash-strapped Zimbabwe, ITWebAfrica reports. Although Internet penetration in Zimbabwe is less than 50 percent, the mobile penetration rate exceeds 100 percent, according to the report. Internet access in Zimbabwe is mostly through mobile devices. Persistent liquidity problems are pushing citizens to use online payments, according to data from the central bank.
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