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Nokia expects over 300 million new mobile phone users in Africa

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Nokia, the worlds leading mobile device maker estimates that there will be more than 300 million new mobile phone subscribers in Africa by 2014, according to a report by Reuters.

It said Nokia expects to see the surge over the next three or four years, and the surge, Nokia believes will increase its access to more new customers over the period than in China and India.

An official of Nokia, Esko Aho was cited as saying Nokia has a great potential for increasing mobile penetration on the continent.

Nokia, which controls more than 50% of the mobile phone market in many African countries expects mobile penetration in Africa to reach 69% in 2014, compared with 39% in 2008, the report said.

Meanwhile, Nokia has recently introduced a two-sim phone, which is already on the Ghanaian market.

Known as the Nokia C1, the device, which was unveiled few months ago, is the most affordable amongst its competitive peers across brands, Nokia said.

This new addition to the Nokia fleet of devices makes it the first Nokia mobile phone to feature a 2-in-1 double SIM solution.

By Emmanuel K. Dogbevi

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2 comments

  1. rLG should tap into the big chunk of 300 million new mobile phone users in Africa instead the foreign mobile phone companies. Again their phones should continue to be affordable and durable in use. |To enable them compete with foreign mobile phone makers.

  2. This is good for Africa! Nokia just gave a $1 million prize to an application developer company in Kenya so I’m glad to see them do well. They put their money where their mouth is.