In a bid to bridge the African continent’s digital divide, world leading electronics and mobile phone maker, Samsung Electronics, is planning to double its smart phones sales and marketing plans in Africa to enable local mobile phone subscribers enjoy internet access on smart devices via partnership agreement with leading mobile phone operators in the continent.
These plans were revealed by Samsung Electronics Africa Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, George Ferreira, at the Africa Regional launch for the new Samsung GALAXY Note II and Samsung GALAXY Camera, in Cape Town, South Africa. The Samsung Note II supports 3G and Long Term Evolution (LTE) technologies
With Kenya, Nigeria and Ghana leading the pack in smart phone sales, Ferreira disclosed that Africa is now the second largest and fastest mobile phone market in the world after China, having grown from a base of 90 million in 2005 to a current estimate of 450 million handsets. He noted that mobile phone penetration was 65 percent in the continent.