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The problem with cheap Android smartphones

African governments need to regulate which smartphone manufacturers can sell devices. The unknown brands of mobile phones pose the highest risks as far as preloaded malware and bloatware is concerned. They also don't have spare parts readily available.

How the COVID-19 pandemic is changing Africaโ€™s Digital Space

The impact of COVID-19 joins a long list of factors that expose Africaโ€™s perceived economic backwardness; prompted by some of the infrastructures either lying in a poor state, being dormant, lagging on up-to-date trends or being summarily unavailable to the majority of the working population.

How China's technology startups are scaling across Africa

By partnering with Transsion Holdings which has a well established footprint across Africa, Chinese technology startups are finding a new way to scale across the continent.

Ghana and Nigeria present a great growth opportunity for music streaming

Music streaming services have the largest short term upside if they double down in Ghana and Nigeria. As subscription growth continues to reach its peak in the Nordics, United States, and many parts of Europe the race to expand further has become even more competitive.

Transsion-owned Boomplay has signed a licensing deal with Sony Music

Sony Music Entertainment (SME) has agreed to license its music catalogue for Boomplay, which is owned by Transsion Holdings and NetEase. The agreement with SME follows on from Universal Music signing a similar licensing deal with Boomplay earlier in 2019.

South Africa's smartphone market grew

A new report states that South Africa's smartphone shipments grew by 7% in 2018 as compared to 2017. Although Samsung is still the leading smartphone brand despite dropping shipments by 1%, Mobicel comes in at a surprising second place at 16%.

Africa's growing smartphone market

According to a new report released about the smartphone market in Africa and the Middle East, over 70% of the total smartphones sold in the region during the first quarter of 2019 were in the sub-$150 price segment.