In recent years, Africa’s mobile network infrastructure has been rapidly improved, and smartphones have been further popularized. The number of mobile Internet users in Africa is growing rapidly.
According to the latest report released by the GSMA in this July, in the next few years, sub-Saharan Africa will be the region with the fastest-growing number of mobile users in the world. By 2025, the total number of mobile users in that region will increase to more than 600 million, which is about half of the total population on the African Continent. By then, the number of users accessing the Internet via smartphones will be doubled.
At the first China-Africa Mobile Internet Economy Summit (CAMIES) was held in Nairobi, Kenya on October 15-16, 2019 TECNO Mobile shared its valuable experiences and achievements in Africa and its contribution to this growth. Speaking at the summit, Stephen Ha, General Manager of TECNO, said TECNO has had in-depth involvement in the African market for many years. This has led to the smartphone company establishing TECNO unique advantages in local insights, business layout, channel construction, industry talents cultivation, and other aspects in Africa.
“With the digitalization and modernization of Africa, TECNO will keep providing users with smart, smooth, simple smartphone devices and mobile internet services,” he said.
“As a forerunner of mobile Internet in Africa, with our own successful experiences and vast smartphone terminal entrance resources, we are willing to help Chinese start-ups interested in African market to go overseas better and faster, and empower excellent start-up teams of Africa to accelerate the rapid incubation and growth of mobile Internet products.”
TECNO says its customized intelligent terminal operating system HiOS is more suitable for smartphone users in Africa. Based on it, TECNO actively cooperates with APP store Palmstore, game center AHA Games, mobile browser Phoenix Browser, news aggregation APP Scooper, mobile Internet traffic APP SIMO, and other applications to build a mobile Internet ecological chain for Africa.
At the same time, TECNO has actively introduced external high-quality resources and established in-depth partnerships with several mobile internet applications that are popular with African mobile users, including music streaming and download service platform Boomplay, short video social platform Vskit, online reading APP Ficool, and mobile payment APP Palmpay, etc.
The summit was co-sponsored by China-Africa Fund for Industrial Cooperation (CAFIC), Global System for Mobile Communications Association (GSMA Mobile 360 Series), and TECNO. It was attended by more than 200 representatives from top organizations and enterprises in the fields of technology, mobile communications, Internet, venture capital, and entrepreneurship incubation, including Netease, Tencent, Jumia, Google, Facebook, Safaricom, MTN, Goldman Sachs, United Bank for Africa, among others.
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