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GSMA calls for more spectrum in Africa to support growth

Tuesday 13 November 2012 | 11:36 CET | News
The GSMA has revealed that sub-Saharan Africa is the fastest-growing mobile market in the world, with an average annual growth rate of 44 percent since 2000. Mobile connections have leapt to 475 million, compared to just 12.3 million fixed-line connections, representing the highest proportion of mobile versus fixed line connections in the world. With necessary spectrum allocations and transparent regulation, the mobile industry could fuel the growth of 14.9 million new jobs in sub-Saharan Africa between 2015 and 2020, the industry group reports from its sub-Saharan Africa Mobile Observatory.

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Categories: Mobile & Wireless
Companies: GSMA-India
Countries: Africa
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