3G worth USD74bn in emerging markets this year

INTERNET

|
Image: By BiztechAfrica
3G worth USD74bn in emerging markets this year

A new report by Visiongain says 3G service revenues in emerging markets will reach USD74.5 billion in 2012.

The report says although 3G has become a mature technology in many developed economies, it is currently driving the mobile broadband uptake in many emerging markets.

Led by the BRIC nations, 3G technology is being widely supported by governments in a bid to bridge the mobile divide between emerging and developed countries, says the report. It says 3G connectivity is also a boon for emerging markets, where low tele-density and internet penetration means that many potential end-users will look to mobile networks to get online.

The increasing availability of low-cost smartphones and tablets will increasingly enable underserved fixed line communication areas to adopt data services such as 3G. Furthermore, improvements in telecommunication services provide a strong economic stimulus to emerging markets, thereby furthering national development.

The coming 2012-2017 period will see strong growth in subscriber numbers and operator revenues as many emerging markets finalise their 3G network deployment and aim to tackle full-scale national coverage. Visiongain says the greater availability of 3G networks will also offer significant opportunities for the development of mobile applications and services, such as mobile commerce and health, among others. 



Share the News

Get Daily Newsletter

Search News

comments powered by Disqus

MORE INTERNET NEWS

Jumia unveils online payment platform, Jumia Pay

Leading pan African e-commerce firm Jumia has announced the launch of Jumia Pay, a third-party online payment solution aimed at providing a safer, faster and more convenient online payment experience. Read More

Saicom Voice Services clinches VoIP, Cloud PBX partnership with SEACOM

Saicom Voice Services has entered into a strategic partnership with SEACOM to allow SEACOM to provide Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) and Cloud PBX services over a white-label platform to corporate and SME customers. Read More

BoFiNet expects annual global IP traffic to surge

The Botswana Fibre Networks Limited (BoFiNet), which a Government owned wholesale internet provider, says annual global IP traffic will pass the zettabyte (ZB) in the next four years. Read More

Protect local e-Sports before it’s game over

The growing popularity and resulting profitability of e-Sports has made it a prime target for volumetric Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks  Read More

Afriwave goes live on monitoring

Afriwave Telecom, Ghana’s licensed interconnect clearing house (ICH) service provider, has begun monitoring the volume of international incoming telecommunications traffic, local interconnect traffic and NCA revenue verification. Read More

What are the “things” in the Internet of Things?

User-based devices that communicate, consume content, and create and publish content for other people to utilise have dominated our current version of the Internet. The developing Internet of Things (IoT) is about to change that.  Read More

Carrier-neutral data centres – the key to unlocking Southern Africa’s connectivity potential

The carrier neutral data centre business model ensures network and carrier choice, increased interconnection and flexibility of service offerings between our continent and the rest of the world. Read More

Our focus is customer satisfaction, says Jumia CEO

L-R: Thomas Simonet, Juliet Anammah, Simone Bartlett and Chidinma Ifepe  Jumia has said its core focus is to ensure that shoppers get the best in terms of quality of goods and services. Read More

SEACOM partners with Microsoft on connectivity to Azure data centres

SEACOM, is now a Microsoft ExpressRoute partner, meaning that it can offer its business customers affordable, dedicated Ethernet links between their own IT infrastructures and Microsoft’s Azure and Office365 data centres around the world. Read More

U.S. senator: Internet connectivity vital to drive modern economy

Senator Edward J. Markey, a ranking U.S. Democratic Party member on Africa and Global Health Policy Subcommittee of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, has told prominent technology leaders in Lagos that internet connectivity and successful economic development are inextricably linked. Read More

PRESS OFFICES

Sage EnterpriseSAP AfricaTrust PayVMWareSamsung ElectronicsMitsumi DistributionPhoenix DistributionMTN BusinessSchneider ElectricMultichoiceMicrosoft 4AfrikaNetworks UnlimitedArbor NetworksEricssonTigo Ghana

FEATURED STORY

Financial services sees AI as both opportunity and threatFinancial services sees AI as both opportunity and threat

Banking is already a key area where technology is having an impact throughout Africa, and a new survey assesses the impact artificial intelligence will have on this sector.

IN DEPTH

Access and Use of ICT stats releasedAccess and Use of ICT stats released

Statistics Botswana has released the first results of the 2014 Information and Communication Technology Household Survey.