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Tools for a mobile Africa

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The ICT group at Frost & Sullivan will be hosting an online briefing on
Mobile Handset and Operating Systems Choice in Africa on 23 July 2008 at
16h00 CAT. South African participants will be able to dial into the briefing
on a toll-free number.

The briefing will present an overview of the current status of mobile
devices in Africa, focusing on the market size and dynamics influencing
demand. It will also discuss the various strategies in place to take
advantage of the demand for mobile devices in Africa.
"There is a growing true replacement market for mobile devices in the
region," notes Frost & Sullivan research analyst Spiwe Chireka. "We expect
that the ratio of first time buyers to replacement buyers will move towards
a 50-50 split in the near future, and this will impact on the demand for
mid-tier devices.
"Furthermore, the advent of buying consortia for handsets and the shift
towards operators dictating the designs of handsets and applications, will
ensure that the total cost of ownership for mobile services will continue to
decline in the region."
The discussion will benefit mobile network operators, mobile device
manufacturers, mobile OS developers and mobile application developers.
Those interested in participating in this interactive webinar should send an
e-mail to Patrick Cairns, patrick.cairns@frost.com, with their full name,
company
name, title, telephone number, e-mail address, city and country.