Growth in Mobile Markets in Africa, News from Ovum

In report from Ovum Research this week, we learn that the number of mobile subscribers in Africa has reached 448.1 million---an increase in 20% in 2009 alone. Mobile subscribers numbered 373 million in 2008.

MTN Nigeria and Vodacom SA are the leading telecom operators on the continent followed by Ghana's Zain and Kenya's EKTL. We look forward to seeing the development of applications that will accompany growth.