Ife Ogunfuwa with agency reportAfrica’s two biggest markets saw extremely strong growth in the shipment of smartphones and feature phones, up 19.9 per cent quarter-on-quarter in Nigeria and 27.0 per cent in South Africa. The global technology research and consulting firm’s Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker shows smartphone shipments were down to 20.3 million units for the quarter. In the feature phone space, shipments totalled 33.4 million units, up 3.1 per cent QoQ after decreasing in the previous quarter. Year on year, the feature phone market was up 9.9 per cent. IDC’s research shows that 4G phones are growing in popularity, finally accounting for a majority share of the smartphone market at 56.8 per cent.
Source: The North Africa Journal March 12, 2018 23:03 UTC