February 15, 2012 5:52 AM GMT
Analysys Mason predicts mobile voice services will continue to dominate sub-saharan Africa through 2016. Mobile revenues will grow at a CAGR of 9%, compared to the region's overall CAGR growth of 10%.
All told, revenues from the region are tipped to hit $69 billion by 2016.
The firm also predicts little impact from 4G during the forecast period, noting services in South Africa and Kenya are likely to be the only representation of 4G in the region. By the same token, increasing deployments of 3G networks will eventually impact the dominance of mobile voice, I guess as more data services come on stream.