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85% Mobile Subscription Penetration in Sub-Saharan Africa, Good News for Climate Awareness

A market dominated by youth, more affordable smartphones, growth in cellular Internet of Things (IoT) connections is driving the growth in mobile subscription penetration rates (in reference to all connected mobile devices) in Sub-Saharan Africa.

This is according to the Ericsson 2016 Global Mobility Report announced at this year's AfricaCom hosted in Cape Town.

The company has emphasised IoT adoption and application in various sectors, including water system management and irrigation in Kenya's agricultural sector, as evidence of increasing growth.


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