Transsion Holdings, the largest mobile phone supplier in Africa, operates its own handset factory in Ethiopia. Photo: Handout Transsion Holdings, the largest mobile phone supplier in Africa, operates its own handset factory in Ethiopia. Photo: Handout
Transsion Holdings, the largest mobile phone supplier in Africa, operates its own handset factory in Ethiopia. Photo: Handout

Chinese telecoms firms dial into Africa, the last big growth market for phones

  • African customers favour cheaper feature phones with basic features rather than smartphones, which account for only 3 per cent of phones sold in the continent
  • Chinese firm Transsion makes phones with multiple SIM card slots for African customers who find communicating across networks expensive

Topic |   China technology
Transsion Holdings, the largest mobile phone supplier in Africa, operates its own handset factory in Ethiopia. Photo: Handout Transsion Holdings, the largest mobile phone supplier in Africa, operates its own handset factory in Ethiopia. Photo: Handout
Transsion Holdings, the largest mobile phone supplier in Africa, operates its own handset factory in Ethiopia. Photo: Handout
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