100% mobile penetration for Kenya, Tanzania by 2013 – report

March 13, 2009 • Mobile and Telecoms

cellphone.jpgAccording to a new report from Business Monitor International, mobile phone penetration in Kenya and Tanzania will surpass the 100% mark by the year 2013. The report also predicts a higher than 90% penetration for Uganda at the end of the same period.

The report, entitled “East and Southern Africa Telecommunications Report Q1 2009” upwardly adjusted their forecast from previous versions due to the huge uptake of cellular telephony in these countries over the last survey period.

However, the report revised its mobile subscriber forecast downwards for Angola, Mozambique and Sudan, citing lack of competition in the mobile service provider markets in these countries. Botswana and Mauritius, which already has high mobile penetration rates, were expected to show slow growth in the mobile sector.

The report is available for purchase, along with the original description of contents, HERE.

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