According to Total Telecom, there are now more mobile phone users in Africa than in North America. Apparently, the number of mobile phone users in Africa exceeded 280 million in Q1 2008 and will reach the 300 million mark next month.
As a result, the continent has surpassed North America (U.S. and Canada) which has a total of 277 million users.
To be fair there are much more people living in Africa than in North America, and needless to say ARPU is much higher in the States and Canada. However, I’m pleased to write about any good developments coming out from Africa. Hopefully, we’ll have more mobile-related news to report about the content soon…