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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.
The impact of COVID-19 joins a long list of factors that expose Africa’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.
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.
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.
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.