We just received a copy of Mobile Monday Mobile Africa 2011 Report.
According to the report, there are excess of 500m mobile phone subscribers in Africa today, up from 246m in 2008. This contracts with 2000 where there were more fixed lines than mobile lines. Nigeria, South Africa, Kenya and Ghana top the mobile phone market opportunities with MTN, Bharti Airtel, Telecom (Orange brand), Vodafone and Millicom the major players.
The report continues thus:
The largest fixed line broadband market is South Africa, followed in order of market size by Egypt, Morocco, Algeria and Tunisia. According to Facebook statistics tracker Socialbakers, there were around 10.5 million Facebook users in Africa in 2010. Mobile broadband subscribers in Africa — users of data cards and USB devices via cellular 3G networks – crossed 3 million in September 2009 and were expected to break the 4 million milestone in the fi rst quarter of 2010. In total, 4.54 Terabytes of cable capacity is available across 13 submarine cables in Africa. These will further expand to 24.5 Terabytes by 2011, according to Africa Analysis.
Read the complete report MobileAfrica_2011.