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Internet Access in South Africa 2010

  • Published: May 2010
  • Region: South Africa
  • World Wide Worx

The most comprehensive annual study of the Internet access market in South Africa, now extending into African connectivity in order to provide a context for South Africa’s rapidly expanding international links. The report is based on 15 years of studying this crucial market. The 2010 edition extends the previous edition’s analysis of the impact of new undersea cables into an overview of terrestrial fibre optic networks presently being rolled out across South Africa, and explains the phenomenon of the Experience Curve, which makes it possible to forecast usage patterns going forward 10 years.

Overview Of 2009

The year 2009 saw, only for the second time since 2002, the Internet user base grow at a double-digit rate.

Two major factors are still pushing substantial commercial investment in Internet infrastructure, namely:

- Broadband services coming of age.
- The number of Internet users with more than five years’ experience driving new demands on Internet infrastructure.

With regard to the uptake of broadband, this report delves deeper into the phenomenon known as the Experience Curve. This is a model that shows that advanced Internet READ MORE >

1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
Overview Of 2009
SA Internet growth accelerates
2. METHODOLOGY

3. CHANGING LANDSCAPE
The ISPs and ASPs
How South Africa’s ISPs Connect
The SEACOM connection

4. THE IMPACT OF NEW UNDERSEA CABLES
The new cables connecting Africa
SAT3/SAFE
Atlantis-2
SEACOM
TEAMs (The East African Marine System)
EASSy
WACS (West African Cable System)
WACS and pricing impact
MainOne
ACE (Africa Coast to Europe)
GLO-1 (Globacom)
LION optical fiber submarine cable system
Infinity (Project West Africa)
FLAG NGN System-2
Maroc Telecom West Africa Cable
North African Cable Systems
Regional Cables
The Big Picture

5. THE FIBER OPTIC CONNECTION
What is Fiber optic cable?
The Rise of Metro Fiber in South Africa
Municipal Broadband
Knysna
Durban
Johannesburg
Cape Town
The municipal broadband future

6. BROADBAND IN SOUTH AFRICA
The Broadband Operators
The Broadband Technologies
ADSL
3G
GPRS
EDGE
WiMAX
LTE
PLT

7. THE BROADBAND PROVIDERS
a) Telkom ADSL
Pricing
The Impact of ADSL on SMEs
ADSL Penetration by Sector
Penetration of ADSL by Company Size
Internet Access numbers at SMEs
b) Neotel
Home users
Home office
Small business solutions
Medium Business solutions
Large business solutions 85
Neotel|Wholesale
c) Vodacom 3G
Vodacom’s Data success story
d) MTN 3G
e) iBurst
iBurst and ADSL-2
The Broadband totals
Broadband Users vs Broadband Subscriptions
Understanding the segmentation of broadband users
Pricing of Broadband data usage

8. THE DIAL-UP MARKET
Dial-up Growth Trends
Dial-up as primary form of access
Dial-up Growth and Decline

9. THE CORPORATE MARKET
Overview
Telkom’s Role in Leased Lines
Total Leased Line Connectivity Supplied By ISPs

10. ACADEMIC ACCESS
Schools and University Access
Gauteng Online
SchoolNet South Africa
2,010 for 2010
Project Khanya
Universities Access
TENET’s move from Telkom to SEACOM
The limitations of GEN2 (Telkom) and GEN3
Behind GEN3
TENET and the SEACOM cable
The cost breakdown
Academic User Numbers
Academic Users and Percentage Growth

11. TOTAL NUMBERS
Overall Market Size
Current Market Size
Projected Market Size
User Growth and The Experience Curve

APPENDIX A: HISTORY OF THE ISP IN SA
When It Began
How Did It Work?
How South Africa Came On Board
What They Don’t Teach in Computer Science
Open For Business
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