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 Wednesday, April 09, 2008
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Africa's GSM mobile subscriber base is expected to jump by 20% to 316 million between now and the end of the year. GSM Africa, the African arm of world body GSM Association, said at the conference that penetration was expected to top 34% by the end of the year, from 29% at the end of 2007.

The number of subscribers will rise from 263 million to 316 million this year, Vitalis Olunga, Chairman of GSM Africa, said in a presentation at East Africa Com. Olunga said GSM networks were comprised of a bulk of service providers on the continent, with an average of about 140 live networks at the end of 2007.

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Source: Cellular News.