- Published: Monday, 10 July 2017 11:09
- Sourced by SolutionsTeam
Africa has experienced major growth of new mobile subscriptions during the first quarter of 2017, with nine million Africans signing up for new services during that time. Out of 107 million new mobile subscriptions that were added globally, nine million were from Africa with three million of those from Nigeria alone, according to the latest Ericsson Mobility report. In terms of the total mobile subscriptions globally, Africa now has 985 million, more than the total amount of subscriptions in Western Europe (520 million) and the Middle East (415 million) combined. This makes Africa the fourth fastest growing market worldwide, with only India, China and the Asia-Pacific region boasting more mobile subscribers.