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Key trends in the African Mobile Economy

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Presented by Max Cuvellier, Head of the Ecosystem Accelerator - GSMA at the Africa Technology Business Forum 2016

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Key trends in the African Mobile Economy

  1. 1. Key Trends of the African Mobile Economy Max Cuvellier (@Cvllr) Head of Ecosystem Accelerator, GSMA (@GSMA) Africa Tech Forum London (#ATFLDN) June 22nd, 2016
  2. 2. #ATFLDN @GSMA @Cvllr
  3. 3. Why does mobile matter so much in Africa?
  4. 4. Mobile connects Africans to the digital world Connectivity
  5. 5. ___munique mobile subscribers in Africa
  6. 6. Almost half African citizens own a SIM card 557munique mobile subscribers in Africa
  7. 7. Africa is the mobile-first continent 557munique mobile subscribers in Africa 1%fixed line penetration vs.
  8. 8. __k The number of smartphones sold by Jumia in Nigeria every month
  9. 9. Smartphone penetration is progressing fast 700k 16 per minute The number of smartphones sold by Jumia in Nigeria every month
  10. 10. Mobile is how Africans connect to the internet of Africans who used mobile internet in 2010 used 2G94%
  11. 11. 2G is still the norm in terms of mobile internet of Africans who use mobile internet today still use 2G72%
  12. 12. But Africa is also the continent of the unconnected
  13. 13. Lifting the barriers to connectivity Coverage Cost Literacy
  14. 14. Mobile Money is an African story Connectivity Mobile money
  15. 15. Mobile Money is an African story 52%of all live mobile money services are in Sub-Saharan Africa
  16. 16. __mregistered mobile money accounts in Sub-Saharan Africa
  17. 17. Mobile Money is an African story 223mregistered mobile money accounts in Sub-Saharan Africa of registered accounts worldwide54% of active accounts worldwide63%
  18. 18. $___mThe value of all mobile money transactions in SSA in December 2015 alone
  19. 19. Transacting billions of USD monthly $5.2bnThe value of all mobile money transactions in SSA in December 2015 alone 3% 74% 8% 6% 8% 1%
  20. 20. 21 Growing cross-border mobile money remittances $35bnwere remitted by international migrants to their families in Sub-Saharan Africa in 2015
  21. 21. 22 Growing cross-border mobile money remittances $35bnwere remitted by international migrants to their families in Sub-Saharan Africa in 2015
  22. 22. The potential contribution of mobile to Identity Connectivity IdentityMobile money
  23. 23. of babies are registered at birth in Uganda __%
  24. 24. of babies are registered at birth in Uganda 21% Identity is still a big issue in most African countries
  25. 25. of babies are registered at birth in Uganda 21% Identity is still a big issue in most African countries
  26. 26. Why am I talking about this
  27. 27. The first industry committed to the SDGs
  28. 28. Mobile operators are partners of choice
  29. 29. One last thing…

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