Sub-Saharan Africa will have half a billion mobile subscribers by 2020

Africa is a mobile continent. It’s something we’ve heard so often that it’s become a cliche. Like many cliches however it’s based in truth. And for evidence of that, you don’t need to look any further than figures from a new GSMA report which shows that the number of unique mobile subscribers in Sub-Saharan Africa will pass the half billion mark in 2020.

According to the body, which represents the interests of mobile operators around the globe, that represents significant growth across the region, and will see the mobile industry contributing around 5.4% to its Gross Domestic Product (GDP).

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