African mobile data market seen growing to USD 18.5bn by 2016 - survey.

By bne IntelliNews November 13, 2012
Mobile operators in Africa are expected to boost their total annual mobile data revenues to USD 18.5bn by 2016, which would account for 22% of the region's total mobile service revenues, up from 12% in 2011, Leadership reported, quoting a survey commissioned by Informa Telecoms & Media. The survey, named Africa Telecoms Outlook 2013: Seizing new revenue opportunities showed that mobile broadband is the biggest single revenue opportunity in Africa in the near and longer term. About 70% of the surveys respondents expect growth of mobile data services to continue to accelerate, providing a number of revenue opportunities, including the deployment fourth generation high-speed LTE data services. The survey is to be presented next week in Cape Town.

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