May 05, 2012
KENYA WILL lose its position as the country with the biggest percentage of mobile phone subscribers in the East African region to Ethiopia by 2014.
“Even though Kenya remains the largest mobile market — with about 28 million mobile subscribers in the first quarter of 2012 — the country’s share of mobile users declined from 34 per cent in 2010 to 29 per cent in the first quarter of 2012 while the Ethiopian market grew tremendously,” said a new report by South Africa’s Informa Telecoms and Media titled “Major trends and new opportunities in the East African telecoms market.”
A senior analyst at Informa, Thecla Mbongue, said the East African telecoms landscape is dominated by mobile networks — accounting for over 98 of total subscriptions — with the number of subscriptions surpassing the 100 million mark in the first quarter of this year.
Source: More at East African