Nigeria ranks first in Africa by smartphone penetration at 41%.

By bne IntelliNews November 7, 2012
Smartphone penetration in Nigeria has reached 41%, giving the country a leading place in Africa, Business Day reported, quoting George Ferreira, COO at Samsung Electronics Africa. Nigeria is followed by South Africa, where smartphone penetration reached 31%, and Kenya with a 7% penetration. Ferreira said that Africa has become the second largest and fastest growing mobile market in the world, after China, with Nigeria, South Africa, Kenya and Ghana leading the pack in smartphone sales. The usage of smartphones across the continent has grown from about 90 million in 2005 to an estimated 450 million handsets presently. Internet usage in Africa is dominated by mobile internet subscriptions. Samsung is aiming to spur smartphone penetration in Africa in a bid to grow its sales and market shares on the continent.

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