TELECOMMUNICATIONS ARE CONQUERING AFRICA
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TELECOMMUNICATIONS ARE CONQUERING AFRICA
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43-48
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The telecommunications market in Africa is still in its early stage but it is also one of the fastest-growing in the world. During the 2000-s mobile telephony has been booming and nowadays it is substantially more widespread than fixed telephony. Mobile telephones are nowadays common phenomena in almost all countries in Africa. The Internet has a lower penetration when compared to the rest of the world. There is a grate “digital divide” between Africa and other continents due to the lack of communication infrastructure. The same grate “digital divide” exists within African countries themselves and it is widening.Africa is the highest region with mobile internet- penetration. The percentage of internet- users that go online with a mobile device is much more than users with computer access. Forecasts suggest that mobile internet traffic across Africa will have a 20-fold increase by 2019. Africa has to complete the 2G and 2,5G revolution by extending GSM-services to all the vast areas of the continent. The third generation of mobile services 3G is planned to come up to 2020.
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mobile telephony, Internet, “digital divide”, mobile internet-penetration
Date of publication
01.11.2015
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