Africa: Mobile Internet Taking Off

source: allAfrica
5 May 2009

Washington, DC — “The number of people in Africa using their mobile to access the Internet has rocketed over the last year. In many instances the number of mobile Internet subscribers far outstrips their fixed line equivalent. … By the end of 2008, South Africa had 1.35 million Internet subscribers, of which, according to World Wide Worx, 794,000 were wireless Internet subscribers …I hear you saying that this is South Africa and the rest of Africa is different. [But similar proportions hold in Uganda, Tanzania, and other countries] – Russell Southwood, Balancing Act Africa

This AfricaFocus Bulletin contains this article from the latest Balancing Act Africa on the rapid expansion of mobile internet access in Africa.

Also included: a link to a new book on “Mobile Phones: The New Talking Drums of Everyday Africa” featuring case studies of Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Ghana, Mali, Sudan, and Tanzania; excerpts from another recent article from Balancing Act Africa on the rapid advance of [continue reading]

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