Mobile top up promotions:

Movistar Colombia: Receive Double and Triple Balance on Mobile Recharges October, 21 2014 (GMT -0500)

Tigo Colombia: Receive Additional Bonus on Mobile Refills from October, 03 2014 to October, 31 2014 (GMT -0500)

Claro Costa Rica: Get 100% Bonus Credit on Mobile Recharges October, 21 2014 (GMT -0600)

Kolbi Costa Rica: Get Additional Mobile Bonus on Recharges from September, 01 2014 to October, 31 2014 (GMT -0600)

Cubacel Cuba: October Double Cubacel Recharge Promotion from October, 21 2014 to October, 24 2014 (GMT -0400)

Viva Dominican Republic: Get Double Balance on Mobile Recharges from October, 17 2014 to December, 10 2014 (GMT -0400)

Digicel Grenada: Receive Double and Triple Bonus Credit on Recharges from October, 01 2014 to October, 31 2014 (GMT -0400)

Claro Guatemala: Receive Quadruple Balance on Mobile Top Ups October, 21 2014 (GMT -0600)

Digicel Guyana: Receive 100% Online Bonus on Mobile Refills from October, 20 2014 to October, 23 2014 (GMT -0400)

Digicel Haiti: Get Double Bubble and Free Minutes for Calls on Refills from October, 20 2014 to October, 23 2014 (GMT -0400)

Claro Honduras: Receive Quintuple Balance on Top Ups October, 21 2014 (GMT -0600)

Tigo Honduras: Get Double and Triple Balance on Mobile Recharges from October, 01 2014 to October, 31 2014 (GMT -0600)

Cellcom Liberia: Get 500% Online Bonus on Mobile Top Ups from August, 04 2014 to November, 04 2014 (GMT +0000)

Telcel Mexico: Get Online Bonus on Top Ups from September, 01 2014 to January, 01 2015 (GMT -0500)

IAM Morocco: Get Septuple Bonus Credit on Mobile Recharges from October, 17 2014 to October, 21 2014 (GMT +0000)

Digicel Saint Lucia: Get Double and Triple Online Bonus on Mobile Recharges from October, 01 2014 to October, 31 2014 (GMT -0400)

Digicel Saint Vincent and the Grenadines: Get Double and Triple Bubble on Mobile Refills from October, 01 2014 to October, 31 2014 (GMT -0400)

Mobile industry to spark “explosive" economic growth in sub-Saharan Africa – report

AddThis Social Bookmark Button

New research has claimed that the mobile industry could create almost 15 million new jobs in sub-Saharan Africa between 2015 and 2020.

The new GSMA-commissioned research by Deloitte claims that the 14.9 million new jobs in six key sub-Saharan markets (Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, Senegal, South Africa and Tanzania) could help generate an additional US$33.6 billion in regional GDP during the period – but is dependent on “the necessary spectrum allocations and transparent regulation”.

Read also: Obama second term: What it means for the world

Mobile connections in the region have been growing at 44 percent (CAGR) since 2000 and now stand at 475 million, compared to just 12.3 million fixed-line connections. This is said to be the highest proportion of mobile versus fixed-line in the world.

The research claims that the mobile industry directly contributes US$32 billion to the sub-Saharan African economy, accounting for 4.4 percent of GDP. Approximately 3.5 million full-time jobs are attributed to the sector.

However, the report warns that the region faces a looming “capacity and coverage crunch” in terms of available mobile spectrum. It also flagged the “high levels of government taxation and new regulation [that] threaten to limit the growth of mobile services across the region.”

Read also: Is China good or bad for Africa?

“Tackling stifling regulation, addressing high taxation and implementing a harmonised approach to future spectrum allocation will further boost the success story of mobile across the continent,” said the GSMA’s Tom Phillips.

(mobilebusinessbriefing)