Fact of the Day: Sub-Saharan Africa mobile penetration to reach 79% by 2020. Mobile broadband connections to increase 4x by 2016

The mobile penetration in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) region is expected to increase from 52 percent in 2012 to 79 percent in 2020, according to a new study.

Mobile broadband connections are anticipated to quadruple from the 2012 figure to reach 160 million in 2016, said market researcher Frost & Sullivan.

Overall, in terms of mobile phone usage, SSA will be the fastest growing region globally over the next seven years.

Read more: Sub-Sahara Africa mobile penetration to reach 79% in 2020 – Telecompaper.