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Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Vodafone Makes Internet More Available In Zambia

Vodafone Uses Voiceless Africa Plans to Get Tech-Savvy Youth

Loni Prinsloo and Matthew Hill | August 1, 2016

Inside a packed Vodafone Group Plc store in the Zambian capital of Lusaka, a group of the city’s tech-savvy students wait in line for wireless modems they hope will transform their ability to surf the internet. 
They don’t even care that they won’t be able to get a voice plan to talk over the British mobile operator’s network since Vodafone doesn’t have a license for that.
[...] Vodafone’s data price of 250 kwacha ($25) for 10 gigabytes is almost two-thirds less than that offered by other providers, which include the local units of South Africa’s MTN Group Ltd. and Bharti Airtel Ltd. of India, according to the companies’ websites. While Vodafone’s data bundle expires sooner than those of its competitors, undercutting its rivals could enable the U.K. company and Amsterdam-based network partner Afrimax to establish market share. 

"Mobile technology is also putting a dent in Africa's youth unemployment rate." Source:
[Click to Enlarge] "The chart and map above show the increasing use of mobile phone technology and projected growth rate in Sub-Saharan Africa." Source:

<more at; related articles and links: (Africa's making new apps for old phones to tap Google blind spot. August 3, 2016) and (Smart Africa: Smartphones pave way for huge opportunities. What the railway was to Victorian England, the mobile networks are to Africa. January 26, 2016)>

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