Operators ramp up eSIM services but adoption remains low
Despite significant progress in the commercial availability of eSIM devices, Sub-Saharan Africa shows the lowest adoption and service rollout rate.
Hybrid Mobile World Congress kicks off in Barcelona
Given the global circumstances, emphasis is on the health and safety of those in Barcelona and providing an equivalent experience for those attending online.
Monthly mobile money remittances breach $1bn mark
For the first time, more than $1 billion was sent and received in the form of remittances globally every month via mobile money, says the GSM Association.
Sub-Saharan Africa 5G connections to reach 18m by 2025
Spectrum availability will promote strong growth and cost-efficiency in 4G and 5G mobile connectivity in Sub-Saharan Africa by 2025, says the GSMA.
Mobile industry rises to COVID-19 challenges
As the world navigates the global health emergency, the mobile industry shows it has never been more essential, says the GSMA’s Alex Sinclair.
Sub-Saharan Africa’s digital exclusion woes persist
The region’s struggle to bridge the mobile Internet usage gap continues, despite many people being covered by a mobile network.
Spectrum auctions can’t be cash cows
The GSMA uncovers the negative impact of high spectrum prices on consumers, going against government objectives to leverage mobile tech to reduce poverty and achieve economic prosperity.
Local 5G adoption will spark innovation in SA, says Ericsson
South Africans have strong entrepreneurial spirit that will be awakened by the adoption of 5G technology, says a senior Ericsson executive.
Africa is last growth frontier for fintech companies
Sub-Saharan Africa will become a flagship for mobile disruption by 2025, with 600 million of the population expected to use mobile technology.
GSMA cautions against poorly designed spectrum pathway
The mobile industry body warns against maximising revenues above the connectivity of citizens, as SA prepares to assign high-demand mobile spectrum sometime this year.
Mobile gender gap disadvantages women
A new GSMA report reveals women in low- and middle-income countries are 10% less likely to own a mobile phone than men.