15 stats that explore the growth of mobile in Sub-Saharan Africa

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The boom in smartphone sales in Africa is slowing, despite the fact that overall mobile handset shipments were up slightly in Q2 2016, with shipments of basic feature phones rising 31.9 per cent year on year to total 29.8 million units.

That’s according to figures from IDC’s recently published Worldwide Mobile Phone Tracker, which also notes shipments of smartphones in Africa fell 5.2 per cent to 23.1 million units in the second quarter of 2016.

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Turkey: a land of mobile opportunity

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As MEF releases a new country report examining the behaviours and attitudes of Turkish smartphone users, MEF CEO Rimma Perelmuter explores the enormous potential of the Turkish mobile ecosystem.

With a population of more than 78 million, of which 93% are active mobile users, it’s clear few Turks need to be convinced of the benefits of mobile. And with such market saturation it would be hard to ignore the treasure trove of opportunities it presents to our industry.

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Stat Attack: how Africans use the mobile web, data and apps

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With AfricaCom still fresh in our minds, MEF Minute takes stroll through Opera’s well-timed State Of The Mobile Web Africa report. Here are the key findings…

After 20 years of astonishing growth, the mobile market has reached the top of the S curve. It’s far from settled – and it’s certainly not boring – but the truth is in most regions, people have smartphones.

And data plans. And apps.

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Five years from now: 5G, live streaming and 29 billion connected things

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The fact-packed Ericsson Mobility Report might well be called the Ericsson Minority Report. It’s a glimpse of a faster and more connected future. Here are the key insights and numbers…

What will the mobile world look like in 2022? The answers – more accurately, the data – are to be found in the latest edition of the Ericsson Mobility Report. The headlines are as follows:

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iKnow: 12 essential stats on the world of Apple

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One billion iPhones and $50 billion paid out to developers. The landmark numbers keep on coming from Apple. Here are 12 key stats you should know about the world’s biggest tech hardware maker…

Shortly before Tim Cook revealed the app store milestone, Apple announced its third quarter results. So let’s take a look at key performance data of the world’s largest (occasionally second largest) tech company.

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Smartphone OS shares in Europe and US: iOS fights back

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Strong sales of iPhone SE have helped Apple claw back some ground on Android in the smartphone space, says new market data. But Google’s platform remains the dominant force…

iOS returned to growth in the US and EU5 in the second quarter of 2016, say new figures from Kantar Worldpanel ComTech.

The stats reveals Apple’s platform accounting for 31.8 per cent of sales in the US and 18.2 per cent in the big five European countries (Great Britain, Germany, France, Italy, and Spain).

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The most popular apps and services of 2015 + 2016

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Which mobile apps and services did consumers enjoy in 2015? Who will be the winners and losers in 2016? We recently surveyed more than 5000 consumers in 8 countries to find out, and you can now download the results for free.

2016 heralds evolution rather than revolution in the mobile market, according to recent research by MEF. When asked what types of mobile apps and services they enjoyed most in 2015, then what they’ll use more of this year, consumers around the world gave the same response: social networks and games.

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