– About the Industry –
- Mobile internet adoption in Africa continues to grow rapidly; the number of mobile internet subscribers tripled in the last five years to 300 million by the end of 2015, with an additional 250 million expected by 2020.
- Africa is heavily dependent on mobile networks to deliver the connectivity that its hundreds of millions of citizens and companies need
- The number of smartphone connections has almost doubled over the last two years to reach 226 million, accounting for a quarter of total connections in the region. This reflects strong uptake in the established mobile markets, such as Egypt, Kenya, Nigeria and South Africa
- In 2015, mobile technologies and services generated 6.7% of GDP in Africa, a contribution that amounted to around $150 billion of economic value. In the period to 2020 we expect this to increase to more than $210 billion (7.6% of GDP) as countries benefit from the improvements in productivity and efficiency brought about by increased take-up of mobile services.
(GSMA Mobile Economy Sub-Saharan Africa 2017)
– Hosting City Nairobi; –
A beautiful City in Africa referred to as the ‘green city in the sun’ and the ‘Silicon Savannah’ endowed with nice weather ,it’s also the Africa’s ICT HUB home to leading ICT Companies Africa & Regional Headquarters namely Google, IBM.
Nairobi is the home of Great Innovations in Mobile Payments Solutions and is Home of Internationally recognized Mobile payment Solution M-PESA , There are a number of innovation Hubs as well in Nairobi i.e i-Hub, m-Lab, FabLab and NaiLab facilities incubating Hundreds of Innovators.