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Tweet of the Day: Can U.S. and EU Tech Companies Catch Up With Chinese Rivals in Africa? Probably Not.

Nigerian commentator reflected on yesterday’s third-quarter market data figures published by International Data Corporation that revealed Shenzhen-based Transsion’s near-total dominance of the African mobile phone market. The Chinese company is the leading brand in both feature phones (64% market share) and smartphones (32% market share).

Nkuzzi echoes the sentiments of a number of tech analysts who contend that Chinese companies have such a strong presence in the market that it will difficult, if not impossible for rival U.S. and European firms to compete.

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