Sub-Saharan Africa has the highest growth rate of mobile subscriptions of any region on the globe.
This is according to Ericsson's Sub-Saharan Africa Mobility Report, which was unpacked at the AfricaCom 2016 conference in Cape Town.
This year, Ericsson has published five regional reports as part of its Global Mobility Report. The Sub-Saharan Africa Mobility Report reveals that while total mobile subscriptions penetration in the region is currently 85%, this number is expected to reach 105% by 2022 -- with over a billion mobile subscriptions.
The South Atlantic Express (SAEx) project, which aims to connect the Americas and Asia via South Africa, has reached the study, survey and permission phase, with Alcatel Submarine Networks looking into the details.