South Africa’s big smartphone Internet uptake

Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers’ (KPCB’s) “Internet Trends 2015” presentation at the Code Conference showed that over half of South Africa’s Internet traffic comes from mobile phones.

KPCB is a firm which “partners with entrepreneurs to turn disruptive ideas into world-changing businesses”.

Their presentation showed that 57% of South Africa’s traffic comes from mobile devices. This ranks the country higher than many other developing countries on the mobile traffic scale.

The KPCB presentation further showed that South Africa has 23 million smartphone users, equating to a population penetration of 47%.

The following charts show how South Africa’s smartphone and mobile statistics compare with other developing regions globally.

Internet traffic statistics
Internet traffic statistics
Smartphone penetration
Smartphone penetration
Mobile subscriptions
Mobile subscriptions

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