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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.

Mar 24, 2021

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.

Sep 30, 2020

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.

May 13, 2020

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.

Sep 12, 2019

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.

Sep 6, 2019

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.

Aug 15, 2019

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.

Oct 26, 2018

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.


TV white spaces seen as answer to Africa's connectivity woes

The Dynamic Spectrum Alliance calls for increased use of TV white space technology to help bridge the digital divide.

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