Currently, more than 60% of individuals in sub-Saharan Africa have access to a mobile phone
The growth of mobile phones and services across the African continent has instantly brought many Africans into the digital age and connected them to worldwide knowledge and services. Home to one of the world’s fastest growing middle classes, Africa has seen multiple opportunities emerge for both local and global retailers from this digital growth.
“Currently, more than 60% of individuals in sub-Saharan Africa have access to a mobile phone . As the adoption of mobile technology and increasing internet penetration in these countries continue to grow, so does the opportunity for retailers to reach new customers in the region,” says Hennie Heymans, CEO, DHL Express Sub Saharan Africa (www.dpDHL.com).
The World Bank’s 2016 World Development Report, Digital Dividends , notes that the increased access to digital technologies brings more choice and greater convenience, and that through inclusion, efficiency and innovation, access to mobile provides opportunities that were previously out of reach.
With an established network of over 5,500 retail outlets across SSA, DHL Express provides individuals and SMEs greater access to global …read more