Africa Banking On Mobile To Be First Post Pc Continent-ca1805

.puters-and-Technology A convergence of historical circumstance and an increase in innovative mobile applications may make Africa the first post-PC continent. Low investment in wired tele.munication infrastructure has driven increased mobile penetration, creating a user base that supports a rise in mobile innovation and increased interest in content development, according to observers. Meanwhile, as global tech giants such as Intel, Nokia , Samsung , Google and Microsoft work on projects that aim to bring more people online, their focus is more on mobile devices and less on PC-based access to the Internet. Poor tele.s infrastructure to homes and rural areas has meant that many people access PCs in their offices and use mobile handsets at home. Improved cell phone battery power has also allowed people to access resources that they would normally access on PC. "Most African countries are haunted by poor network infrastructure, which makes fixed line .munication extremely unreliable (in the few places where it’s actually available); this gave rise to vast and rapid adoption of mobile handsets on the continent," said Pieter Kok, Research Manager for Software and IT Services at IDC South Africa. IDC projects that the number of PC shipment to the region will rise, but not as quickly as smartphones and tablets, which are expected to experience steady growth. IDC estimates that in South Africa, 800,000 PCs were shipped in 2010 and the number is expected to decline by about four percent annually to reach 650,000 by 2015. Meanwhile, 1.3 million handsets were shipped in 2010 and that rate is expected to increase at a .pound annual growth rate (CAGR) of nine percent to reach 2 million annually by 2015. In the rest of Africa, prospects are brighter for PCs. IDC estimates that 3.7 million PCs were shipped in 2010 and annual shipments will rise to 6.9 million 2015 — a 13 percent CAGR. Still, the number of smartphones shipped is expected to rise at a higher rate. In Nigeria, IDC projections show that 1.5 million smartphones and 17.2 million feature phones will be shipped in 2011. By 2015, both markets are expected to grow, reaching, respectively, 3.2 million and 21.3 million units shipped. For smartphones, that’s a CAGR of 21.7 percent. Nigeria is Africa’s largest mobile market, after recently overtaking South Africa. Considering the lack of legacy infrastructure, more .panies are now demanding innovation around mobile phones, because they are considered more accessible by consumers in the mass market. Businesses are now starting to take advantage of mobile growth, while the informal sector is also growing and providing services enabled by mobile technology. We provide camcorder batteries , notebook batteries and other rechargeable batteries. We are your best choice of battery supplier in canada. About the Author: 相关的主题文章:

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