[IRTalk] IBM Systems Blog: In the Making - Why Linux is poised to lead the tech boom in Africa

Hilton Gibson hilton.gibson at gmail.com
Tue Sep 6 09:59:53 SAST 2016

Certain emerging markets are advancing so quickly that they aren’t just
speeding through the technology phases of developed countries. They’re
skipping stages entirely — a phenomenon economists call “leapfrogging.”
The most visible signs of leapfrogging are in consumer technologies,
including the rapid adoption of the internet, mobile phones and social
media. By 2020, Sub-Saharan Africa is expected to be the world’s
second-largest mobile Internet market, surpassing Europe and ranking only
behind Asia-Pacific, according to Frost & Sullivan.

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