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Africa Com 2009

This week I will be blogging from Cape Town where I will be attending Africa Com 2009.


In fact I am writing this whilst at Heathrow’s infamous Terminal 5 waiting to board – hope my golf clubs have made it – you know how much business is done on the fairway…!

Mind you, I don’t think I’ll have much energy left, every minute seems to be accounted for.

There just aren’t enough MINUTES IN A DAY:


  • Consumers used more than 2.2 trillion minutes of use (MOUs) in the last 12 months (July 2007 – June 2008), marking a staggering 9,958% increase during 1991.
  • In the first half of 2008, consumers talked on average a total of 187 billion minutes each month. That is more than 6 billion minutes each day, and amounts to about 766 minutes per customer each month.
  • In the first six months of 2008 (Jan.  1 – June 30), consumers used more than 1.1 trillion MOUs, an increase of more than 10%compared to the same time period in 2007.
  • The largest spike in MOUs took place between June 2005 and June 2006. During this 12-month period, MOUs increased by almost 418 billion, from approximately 1.26 trillion to 1.68 trillion.