Mobile subscribers across Africa have reached over half a billion - presenting a new frontier with vast opportunities for MNOs. This certainly explains the current hype around the AfricaCom conference scheduled for mid-November in Cape Town, South Africa. BillRun, of course, will be there too. Will you?

Lower smartphone prices are driving a digital revolution in Africa. According to a recent report, there are over half a billion smartphone users across the continent – a number expected to reach 725 million by 2020. This poses a huge opportunity in the next few years for mobile data services, as mobile internet access reaches unprecedented levels.

In fact, Africa is the fastest growing market worldwide in adopting new mobile technologies - a result, mainly, of lack of fixed-line Internet connectivity. Notably, mobile technology is already contributing to Africa’s economic growth and productivity, as telcos develop new products to boost their user base. Services in such areas as health, agriculture, education, energy and water management are being transformed entirely. Mobile internet connectivity is unlocking vast opportunities for consumers, increasing employment; enhancing financial services and businesses; and powering entrepreneurship.

Mobile subscribers across Africa have reached over half a billion - presenting a new frontier with vast opportunities for MNOs. This certainly explains the current hype around the AfricaCom conference scheduled for mid-November in Cape Town, South Africa. BillRun, of course, will be there too. Will you?

Lower smartphone prices are driving a digital revolution in Africa. According to a recent report, there are over half a billion smartphone users across the continent – a number expected to reach 725 million by 2020. This poses a huge opportunity in the next few years for mobile data services, as mobile internet access reaches unprecedented levels.

In fact, Africa is the fastest growing market worldwide in adopting new mobile technologies - a result, mainly, of lack of fixed-line Internet connectivity. Notably, mobile technology is already contributing to Africa’s economic growth and productivity, as telcos develop new products to boost their user base. Services in such areas as health, agriculture, education, energy and water management are being transformed entirely. Mobile internet connectivity is unlocking vast opportunities for consumers, increasing employment; enhancing financial services and businesses; and powering entrepreneurship.

BillRun agile solutions for Africa’s growing mobile market

As subscribers rapidly move to mobile broadband networks, the positive transformational impact of mobile is more acute in Africa than anywhere else in the world. Coupled with current deregulation processes, and the pressing need for investment in infrastructure of 3G and 4G networks, this market is opening up for new MVNOs who will cater to the growing smartphone use.

BillRun intends to offer these MVNOs an easy entry point, through various pay-as-you-go programs. Moreover, as Africa is still 99% based on pre-paid, BillRun’s pre-paid open-source system offers a set of feature-rich, flexible products, which provide quick scale-out, and the ability to incorporate any customer requirement.    

To find out more about BillRun’s open-source mobile solutions for MVNOs, be sure to stop by at the Israel Export Institute pavilion at the AfricaCom exhibition, November 14-18, Cape Town, South Africa.

For details about the conference see: https://tmt.knect365.com/africacom/

 

*This article is based on information from the following articles:

http://www.biztechafrica.com/article/african-mobile-subscriber-numbers-pass-half-billio/11580/#.V6xZyzt97D4

http://qz.com/748354/smartphone-use-has-more-than-doubled-in-africa-in-two-years/

http://www.lightreading.com/iot/lte-and-iot-boom-poses-challenges-in-africa-middle-east/a/d-id/724969



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