330 Million Africans Will Own Cellphones in 2008

Africa is projected to experience a 22 per cent jump in its mobile phone subscriber base during 2008, with the number of people owning a phone increasing from the current 270 million to 330 million.The Global System for Mobile Communication Association (GSMA) – a global trade association representing 700 GSM celullar operators in 215 countries – says mobile phone penetration will also rise by a corresponding 5 per cent from 28.78 per cent in 2007 to 33.9 per cent in 2008.

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