The mobile economy - West Africa 2019

This report produced by GSMA, a group of 750 operators with nearly 400 companies in the broader mobile ecosystem, offers a wealth of information on mobile operator data, analysis and forecasts about West Africa. The number of unique subscribers in the region will reach 248 million (54%) by 2025. 3G will overtake 2G in 2019 to become the leading mobile technology in West Africa. Smartphone connections accounted for 38% of total connections in 2018; this number will rise to nearly 70% by 2025. The mobile ecosystem directly employs around 200 000 people in West Africa, supports 800 000 jobs in the informal employment sector, and an additional 600 000 jobs across the wider economy.\

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