“In 10 short years, what was once an object of luxury and privilege, the mobile phone, has become a basic necessity in Africa. – Paul Kagame
About a decade ago, there were less than four million mobiles in Africa. Now, there are over 500 million mobile phones on the continent and 20 to 30 percent of them are internet enabled. It is estimated that by 2016, there’ll be about a billion mobile phones with about 80% of them being internet enabled.
Telecommunication has transformed our businesses into mobile and global enterprises. We now have faster access to information; better, much quicker ways of getting things done; and easier ways to connect with people, share information and ideas.
Our mobile phones are practically an extension of our lives. They serve as our banks, novels, textbooks, televisions, maps, alarms, weather stations, newspapers and much more.
Some areas that have been transformed by technology include: