Nokia says phone manufacturers target 20% growth in Africa

Thursday 1 September 2011 | 12:33 CET | News
Nokia says the world's new mobile phone subscribers will come from sub-Saharan Africa as income levels there rise, New Vision reported online. Mary McDowell, Nokia executive VP for mobile phones, said that as operators continue to expand their networks, they will provide manufacturers like Nokia and Samsung with new markets. She said telecom operators' strategy of partnering with device manufacturers to develop and bring in cheap handsets in large volumes would lead to 20 percent growth by 2015. Nokia has unveiled the Nokia 100 and 101 series, which the company hopes will push penetration.

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Categories: Mobile & Wireless
Companies: Nokia / Samsung
Countries: Africa
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