Bridging the Digital Divide: How Mobile Phones are Playing a Key Role in Connecting People in Sub-Saharan Africa

Publication Date:
1 November 2013
Africa, ICT and Telecom, Sustainable Development

The mobile phone has transformed consumer behavior across Sub-Saharan Africa. It exemplifies technology convergence and is slowly becoming the central device in the daily lives of most consumers in the region. Many consumers believe that their mobile phone is an extension of themselves and they would feel lost without it. The following report highlights how mobile phones have created and promoted connectivity in Sub-Saharan Africa from a consumer perspective. The report will focus on smart phones, the internet, financial services and applications.