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Insight of the mobile market evolution in Africa

05-31-2010 09:01 AM CET | Media & Telecommunications

Press release from: Dataxis

During the last three years, the mobile communications industry in Africa has experienced a sustainable growth in terms of both subscriber base and revenues generated in spite of the global economic downturn that also affected the continent.

In fact, according to Dataxis Intelligence’s latest updates, total services revenues for the mobile industry stood at $49 billion at the end of 2009, up 2% from 2009 and 22% compared to 2007. Those revenues were generated by 457 million customers across the continent that grew by 22% in just a year and more than 62% on a 2-year basis.

As highlighted on the chart below, quarterly mobile revenues went up from $9 billion in Q107 to record level of more than $13 billion in the fourth quarter of 2009, demonstrating an important sign of recovery since 2008.

As for subscribers, the figure shows a strong evolution tendency throughout the twelve analyzed quarters though at a decelerating pace since first quarter 2008 with an average of 7% annually.

The graph: http://www.dataxisnews.com/?p=17186

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DATAXIS, is an international market research and statistical intelligence company that covers 4 play markets worldwide. Our online database: www.dataxis.com contains detailed and up to date data on subscribers, revenues and ARPUs as well as annual forecasts on major operators and technology suppliers. Our news website: www.dataxisnews.com is a great tool to keep telecom professional up to date on the latest developments of the industry. In addition, we also publish our own analyses and Press Releases, under the Dataxis Views Section, that cover different regions worldwide: Middle East, Africa, Asia Pacific, Europe, North America, and Latin America.

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