Earlier this year, our blog post Africa’s Big Three discussed the impact of the growing number of mobile subscriptions on Africa’s three largest economies: South Africa, Egypt and Nigeria respectively. Based on World Bank research, an additional ten phones per 100 people adds .8 percentage points to GDP growth. In that post, we found that Nigeria could replace Egypt as the second largest African economy based on mobile phone penetration’s value add to GDP growth alone. That got us thinking about mobile’s influence and the potential opportunity for change in other Sub-Saharan African markets.. The infographic below shows which countries have the most potential to add new mobile subscriptions and change because of it.
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