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Mobile phone growth transforms Africa

Robert Poor

JOHANNESBURG–It’s no secret that mobile technology is a driving force behind development across Africa. The people at Johannesburg-based Praekelt put together a wonderful video illustrating some of the trends that are transforming a continent.

There are more than 450 million mobile phones in Africa, almost one for every two people here. This has increased dramatically since 1994, when mobile penetration in Africa was basically nonexistent.

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