A guide reads his phone message as the crowd watches the dhow race at the 2010 Lamu Culture Festival. (Photo/ Flickr/ Xiaojun Deng)

Mobile Phone ‘Addiction’ In Africa Is Serious Business, Like Going To The Office

More than half of mobile users in five African countries check their phones within five minutes of waking up. But there’s more to that story.


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The iHub in Nairobi, an innovation and business space for technology enterprenuers. Data hunger in Africa will only get deeper in the coming years. (Photo/iHubFlickr).

‘Money Ain’t A Thing’ For Data-Hungry Africans, At Least Let It Be Fast And Reliable

Mobile network subscribers in countries surveyed view the actual or perceived reliability, coverage and speed of the voice/data network as the most important criteria for choosing an operator; price comes fourth