Mobile & Africa: Are smartphones really smart?

Commentators have remarked on the opportunity for mobile handset manufacturers, operators and mobile apps in sub-Saharan Africa for years.

But, with the exception of M-PESA, a popular money transfer service, the pace of product, service and commercial development seems slow.

In this whitepaper we explore the context and potential of the African mobile market. This research is part of an ongoing monitoring of technology adoption and use in Africa.

Download 'Mobile and Africa: Are Smartphones really smart?' (pdf)

Author: Souleymane Camara

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