IFRI 1 – The financial challenges of the Sub-Saharan Africa telecoms boom

The challenges of the Sub-Saharan Telecoms market are important:

  • The highest worldwide growth in the mobile market since 2005 is located in this area (700 million subscribers expected in Africa in 2012).
  • Telecoms represents for 25% of the budget in some countries.
  • Economists studies estimate that 10% of mobile penetration generate 0.8% of GDP growth.