Low cost mobile devices to connect Africa
29 March 2018
JOHANNESBURG - South Africa’s leading technology company Mint Connect is planning to expand its footprint across Africa to meet the demand for its premium, low cost mobile devices proving popular with the unconnected masses.
At the centre of this technological revolution is chief executive, Sagran Pillay, who has laid bare the company’s plans to “penetrate” the multi-billion rand African telecommunications industry.
He explains during a wide ranging interview with Business Report at his company offices in Boksburg, east of Johannesburg, that they’ve sold over 7.5 million smartphones and feature phones in Southern Africa, making them the largest supplier of the gadgets into this lucrative regional economy.
In fact, they supply about 400,000 mobile devices a quarter into the South African marketplace that “consumes” 22m cellphones per annum.