African mobile subscriber growth and penetration 1998-2013

Year
Subscribers (million)
Annual growth %
Penetration %
As percentage of total telephone subscribers %
1998 3.38 133 0.5 17
1999 7.66 126 1 29
2000 11.3 48 1.5 36
2001 23.8 111 2.9 53
2002 35.3 48 4.6 62
2003 52.1 48 6.1 65
2004 81 53 9.2 76
2005 134 65 15 82
2006 196 46 21 88
2007 279 42 30 91
2008 379 35 38 92
2009 463 22 46 93
2010 540 17 54 93
2011 616 20 65 93
2012 735 36 60 94
2013 775 18 65 93

References

http://www.gsma.com/spectrum/wp-content/uploads/2011/12/Africa-Mobile-Observatory-2011.pdf
http://www.itnewsafrica.com/2011/11/africa-616-million-mobile-subscribers/
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-15659983
http://www.blog.africantelecomsnews.com/2013/06/africa-third-most-important-global.html
http://www.gsma.com/publicpolicy/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/mea12atkearneyafricapresentation.pdf
http://www.mikekujawski.ca/2012/05/30/finally-some-2012-statistics-for-the-african-mobile-phone-market/

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