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Data usage booms in sub-Saharan Africa

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    Thanks to a combination of factors including the saturation of voice markets in many countries, the landing of submarine cables, recognition of ICT as an economic enabler and the rise of a new middle class, the mobile data segment in sub-Saharan Africa has boomed over the last two years, the South Africa-based Frost & Sullivan Growth Partnership Company said Monday.

    'The telecommunications market in sub-Saharan Africa is changing, and the need to bring basic services to people living in the most remote areas is long overdue,' said Frost & Sullivan ICT analyst Silvia Hirano Venter. 'The public and private sectors will have to work closely together to guarantee that the infrastructure is adequate to suppor t this ever-growing demand.'

    In order to meet the growing demand, mobile operators and regulatory bodies are working together to facilitate the development of the telecommunications sector, especially with regards to the licensing and depl oyment of infrastructure.

    To offer decision makers a clear perspective on the growth of the backhaul infra structure market in sub-Saharan Africa, Frost & Sullivan said it would host an online analyst briefing session on 20 April 2010.

    The session will look at the developments in key African countries, the main tre nds shaping the future of this segment and will benefit mobile operators and vendors involved in the deployment of backhaul infrastructure.

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