Total Unique Mobile Users & Subscribers of West Africa in 2016 | GSMA

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172 Million Is the Total Unique Mobile Subscribers of West Africa in 2016 | GSMA

Consumer Behavior | Africa

West Africa is one of the world’s fastest-growing mobile regions. Its unique mobile subscribers totaled 172 million in 2016 and it’s expected to reach 220 million in 2020 with a rate of CAGR (6%) in the coming 4 years.

On the other hand, SIM connections totaled 320 million in 2016 with a penetration rate hits 92% and expected also to reach 411 million in 2020 with a penetration rate 103%.

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