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User Rank: Lightning
3/24/2016 | 11:29:11 AM
Share of wallet
Even at these much reduced rates African consumers spend a higher % of their disposable income on mobile than their  Western peers. They are willing to do this because they perceive the value to be high but they also know that its expensive and suspect they are being exploited by the ooperators (and Government). The reality is that low-income countries need low-cost networks that work in the harsher environment of Africa, which is not the case today. Prices are simply falling to more sustainable market levels and operators and OEM's need to start to build networks for Africa rather than implementing western technologies on the cheap.
User Rank: Light Sabre
1/23/2016 | 7:32:34 AM
ARPU obsessed
Instead of lamenting on declining ARPUs, the African telcos should focus on avenues that add to the life of their customers and also to their businesses. These are numerous:

m-Education, m-Health, mobile money, m-Agri, m-Verification, m-Advertising, connected supply chains ... there is simply too much to work on.

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