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Africa - Fixed and Wireless Broadband and Internet Markets and Forecasts - Product Image

Africa - Fixed and Wireless Broadband and Internet Markets and Forecasts

  • Published: January 2013
  • Region: Africa
  • 291 Pages
  • Paul Budde Communication Pty Ltd

This annual report offers a wealth of information on the Internet and broadband markets in 42 African countries, including fixed and wireless access technologies and services.

Subjects covered include:

- Key Statistics;
- Market overviews and analyses;
- Major Internet service providers (ISP);
- ADSL;
- WiMAX;
- WiFi;
- CDMA-2000 1x EV-DO;
- Other services.

1. Overview
1.1 Internet

2. Algeria
2.1 Internet market
2.1.1 Overview
2.1.2 Internet cafes
2.1.3 PC penetration
2.2 Algeria’s ISP market
2.2.1 Djaweb
2.2.2 EEPAD
2.2.3 Swan Informatique, Satlinker
2.2.4 IcosNet
2.2.5 Smart Link Communication (SLC)
2.2.6 Lacom (defunct)
2.3 Broadband market
2.3.1 ADSL
2.3.2 Wireless broadband
2.3.3 Mobile broadband
2.3.4 Broadband via satellite
2.4 Forecasts – internet users – 2013; 2016

3. Angola
3.1 Internet market
3.1.1 A difficult beginning in war times
3.1.2 Internet statistics
3.1.3 Public telecentres and cybercafes
3.1.4 Internet Exchange Point (IXP)
3.1.5 Angola’s ISP market
3.2 Broadband market
3.2.1 ADSL
3.2.2 Wireless broadband

4. Benin
4.1 Internet market
4.1.1 Overview
4.1.2 Public Internet access locations
4.1.3 ISP market
4.1.4 Benin Internet Society
4.2 Broadband market
4.2.1 ADSL
4.2.2 EV-DO
4.2.3 WiMAX
4.2.4 WiFi

5. Botswana
5.1 Internet market
5.1.1 Overview
5.1.2 Public internet access facilities
5.1.3 Botswana’s ISP market
5.1.4 Botswana Internet Exchange (BINX)
5.2 Broadband market
5.2.1 ADSL
5.2.2 Wireless broadband
5.2.3 WiMAX

6. Burkina Faso
6.1 Internet market
6.1.1 Overview
6.1.2 Public Internet access locations
6.1.3 Low-cost computers
6.1.4 ISP market
6.1.5 E-government
6.2 Broadband market
6.2.1 Overview
6.2.2 ADSL
6.2.3 EV-DO
6.2.4 WiMAX
6.2.5 Broadband via satellite

7. Burundi
7.1 Telecom, mobile and internet market overview
7.1.1 Internet statistics

8. Cameroon
8.1 Internet market
8.1.1 Overview
8.1.2 Cameroon’s ISP market
8.1.3 Public access locations
8.2 Broadband market
8.2.1 Overview
8.2.2 ADSL
8.2.3 Wireless broadband

9. Chad
9.1 Internet and broadband market
9.1.1 Overview
9.1.2 VoIP telephony

10. Cote d’Ivoire
10.1 Internet market
10.1.1 Overview
10.1.2 Public Internet access locations
10.1.3 ISP market
10.1.4 Internet via satellite
10.1.5 VoIP
10.1.6 E-Commerce
10.2 Broadband
10.2.1 ADSL
10.2.2 WiMAX
10.2.3 EV-DO
10.2.4 WiFi

11. Democratic Republic of Congo
11.1 Broadband and Internet market Overview
11.1.1 ISP market
11.1.2 Internet cafes

12. Djibouti
12.1 Telecom, mobile and broadband market overview
12.1.1 Internet statistics
12.1.2 Broadband statistics

13. Egypt
13.1 Internet market
13.1.1 Overview
13.1.2 Internet statistics
13.1.3 Free Internet project
13.1.4 Affordable Personal Computer (APC) programs
13.1.5 E-schools
13.1.6 Public Internet access locations
13.2 ISP and data service providers in Egypt
13.2.1 Data service operators
13.2.2 Data centres
13.2.3 ISP market
13.2.4 Internet gateways
13.2.5 Cairo Regional Internet Exchange (CRIX)
13.2.6 VSAT networks
13.3 Broadband market
13.3.1 Broadband initiative
13.3.2 DSL
13.3.3 Wireless broadband
13.3.4 Broadband via satellite
13.3.5 Broadband over Powerlines (BPL)
13.4 Forecasts – Internet users 2013; 2016

14. Eritrea
14.1 Internet statistics

15. Ethiopia
15.1 Internet market overview
15.1.1 Internet statistics
15.1.2 National connectivity
15.1.3 Public Internet access locations
15.1.4 VoIP grey market
15.1.5 E-learning
15.1.6 ISP market
15.2 Broadband market
15.2.1 ADSL
15.2.2 EV-DO
15.2.3 WiMAX
15.2.4 Broadband via satellite
15.3 Forecast – Internet users – 2014; 2017

16. Gabon
16.1 Overview
16.1.1 Internet statistics
16.2 ISP market
16.2.1 Gabon Télécom
16.2.2 Internet Gabon
16.2.3 Solsi
16.3 Broadband market
16.3.1 ADSL
16.3.2 WiMAX
16.4 VoIP

17. Gambia
17.1 Internet market
17.1.1 Overview
17.1.2 Internet connectivity
17.1.3 ISP market
17.1.4 Internet Exchange Point (IXP)
17.2 Broadband market
17.2.1 ADSL/SDSL
17.2.2 WiMAX
17.2.3 EV-DO
17.2.4 WiFi

18. Ghana
18.1 Internet market
18.1.1 Overview
18.1.2 PC penetration, Affordable computer programs
18.1.3 Public Internet access locations
18.1.4 Dial-up
18.2 ISP market
18.2.1 Major ISPs
18.2.2 Ghana Internet Service Providers Association (GISPA)
18.2.3 Ghana Internet Exchange Point (GIX)
18.3 Broadband market
18.3.1 Overview
18.3.2 Broadband statistics
18.3.3 ADSL
18.3.4 Wireless broadband
18.3.5 Powerline Communication (PLC)
18.3.6 Internet via satellite

19. Guinea
19.1 Internet market
19.1.1 Overview
19.1.2 ISP market
19.2 Broadband market
19.2.1 Overview
19.2.2 WiMAX
19.2.3 SchoolWeb WiFi Network
19.2.4 VoIP Internet telephony

20. Kenya
20.1 Internet market
20.1.1 Overview
20.1.2 Limited availability of PCs
20.1.3 Public internet access locations
20.1.4 Internet backbone infrastructure
20.1.5 Internet exchange points (IXP)
20.1.6 Kenya Network Information Centre (KENIC)
20.2 ISP market
20.2.1 Africa Online Kenya
20.2.2 AccessKenya
20.2.3 Wananchi Online
20.2.4 MTN Business Kenya (formerly UUNet)
20.2.5 Swift Global
20.2.6 InterConnect, Internet Solutions Kenya
20.2.7 Orange Kenya (Telkom)
20.3 Broadband market
20.3.1 Overview
20.3.2 ADSL
20.3.3 Wireless broadband
20.3.4 Broadband via satellite
20.3.5 Leased lines
20.3.6 Fibre to the Home (FttH)
20.4 Forecast internet users – 2013; 2016

21. Lesotho
21.1 Internet market
21.1.1 Overview
21.1.2 Lesotho’s ISP market
21.2 Broadband market
21.2.1 Overview
21.2.2 ADSL
21.2.3 WiMAX
21.2.4 EV-DO
21.2.5 WiFi

22. Liberia
22.1 Internet market
22.1.1 Overview
22.1.2 ISP market
22.1.3 Internet banking
22.2 Broadband market
22.2.1 Overview
22.2.2 EV-DO
22.2.3 WiMAX

23. Libya
23.1 Internet market
23.1.1 Overview
23.1.2 Internet statistics
23.1.3 Computer initiatives – One Laptop per Child (OLPC)
23.1.4 Libya’s ISP market
23.2 Broadband market
23.2.1 Broadband statistics
23.2.2 Asymmetrical Digital Subscriber Line (ADSL)
23.2.3 WiMAX
23.2.4 WiFi
23.2.5 Satellite broadband
23.2.6 FttH

24. Madagascar
24.1 Internet market
24.1.1 Overview of the internet in Madagascar
24.1.2 Public internet access locations
24.1.3 Data licensees
24.1.4 Madagascar’s ISP market
24.2 Broadband market
24.2.1 ADSL
24.2.2 WiMAX
24.2.3 EV-DO
24.2.4 Broadband via satellite
24.2.5 Voice over internet protocol (VoIP)

25. Malawi
25.1 Internet market
25.1.1 Overview
25.1.2 Malawi’s ISP market
25.1.3 VoIP
25.2 Broadband market
25.2.1 ADSL
25.2.2 EV-DO
25.2.3 WiMAX, WiFi

26. Mali
26.1 Internet market
26.1.1 Overview
26.1.2 Internet cafes
26.1.3 Multipurpose Community Telecentres (MCTs)
26.1.4 The Cybertigi project
26.1.5 SchoolNet
26.1.6 One Laptop per Child (OLPC)
26.1.7 ISP market
26.2 Broadband market
26.2.1 ADSL
26.2.2 WiMAX

27. Mauritius
27.1 Internet market
27.1.1 Overview
27.1.2 Personal computers
27.1.3 Cyber City Project
27.1.4 ISP market
27.1.5 Internet Exchange Point (IXP)
27.2 Broadband market
27.2.1 ADSL
27.2.2 WiFi
27.2.3 WiMAX
27.2.4 EV-DO
27.2.5 Fibre-to-the-home (FttH)

28. Morocco
28.1 Internet market
28.1.1 Overview
28.1.2 Internet user statistics
28.2 Internet connectivity
28.2.1 International Internet bandwidth
28.2.2 National fibre backbone
28.2.3 The MARWAN network
28.3 Morocco’s ISP market
28.3.1 Maroc Telecom (Menara)
28.3.2 MTDS
28.4 Broadband market
28.4.1 ADSL
28.4.2 3G mobile broadband
28.4.3 Broadband via satellite
28.4.4 Broadband over Powerlines (BPL)
28.4.5 National Broadband Plan 2012-2022

29. Mozambique
29.1 Internet market
29.1.1 Overview
29.1.2 Internet connectivity
29.1.3 Public internet access locations
29.1.4 Cost of personal computers
29.1.5 Mozambique’s ISP market
29.1.6 Mozambique Internet Exchange Point (MOZ-IX)
29.1.7 E-government
29.2 Broadband market
29.2.1 ADSL
29.2.2 Broadband via cable TV (TV Cabo)
29.2.3 Fibre to the Home (FttH)
29.2.4 Wireless broadband

30. Namibia
30.1 Internet market
30.1.1 Overview
30.1.2 Internet connectivity
30.1.3 Namibia’s ISP market
30.1.4 SchoolNet Namibia
30.2 Broadband market
30.2.1 ADSL
30.2.2 Wireless broadband
30.2.3 WiMAX
30.2.4 WiFi

31. Nigeria
31.1 Internet market
31.1.1 Overview
31.1.2 Internet statistics
31.1.3 Limited availability of PCs
31.1.4 Public Internet access locations
31.1.5 Internet Exchange Points (IXP)
31.1.6 Country code top level domain (ccTLD) administration
31.2 ISP market
31.2.1 Internet Service Providers Association of Nigeria (ISPAN)
31.2.2 Selected ISPs
31.3 Broadband market
31.3.1 Overview
31.3.2 ADSL
31.3.3 Wireless broadband
31.3.4 WiFi
31.3.5 WiMAX
31.3.6 Mobile broadband
31.3.7 Internet via satellite
31.3.8 Broadband over Powerlines (BPL)

32. Rwanda
32.1 Internet market
32.1.1 Overview
32.1.2 ISP market
32.1.3 Rwanda Internet Exchange Point (RIXP)
32.1.4 Cybercafes and telecentres
32.1.5 One Laptop per Child (OLPC)
32.1.6 Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP)
32.1.7 E-government
32.1.8 E-health
32.1.9 E-learning
32.2 Broadband market
32.2.1 Overview
32.2.2 ADSL
32.2.3 EV-DO
32.2.4 WiMAX, WiBro
32.2.5 WiFi

33. Senegal
33.1 Internet market
33.1.1 Overview
33.1.2 Internet connectivity
33.1.3 Low-cost computers
33.1.4 ISP market
33.2 Broadband market
33.2.1 ADSL
33.2.2 WiFi

34. Sierra Leone
34.1 Overview
34.1.1 Internet statistics
34.2 ISPs and converged service providers
34.2.1 Access Point Africa
34.2.2 Afcom
34.2.3 AITH
34.2.4 Datatel
34.2.5 FGC
34.2.6 icom.net (Comium)
34.2.7 IPTEL/Sierra-Com
34.2.8 LimeLine
34.2.9 MultiNet
34.2.10 Sierratel
34.3 VoIP Internet telephony
34.4 Broadband market

35. Somalia
35.1 Internet and Broadband market Overview
35.1.1 Internet statistics

36. South Africa
36.1 Internet market
36.1.1 Overview
36.1.2 Internet demographics
36.1.3 Community access projects
36.2 South Africa’s ISP market
36.2.1 Internet Service Providers Association (ISPA)
36.2.2 Selected major ISPs
36.3 Broadband market
36.3.1 Overview
36.3.2 ADSL
36.3.3 Wireless broadband
36.3.4 3G mobile broadband
36.3.5 Broadband via satellite
36.3.6 Broadband over powerlines (BPL)
36.4 Forecasts
36.4.1 Forecast – Internet users – 2013, 2016
36.4.2 Forecast – Broadband subscribers – 2013, 2016

37. Sudan
37.1 Internet market
37.1.1 Overview
37.1.2 ISP market
37.1.3 Sudan Internet Society (SiS)
37.2 Broadband market
37.2.1 ADSL
37.2.2 EV-DO
37.2.3 WiMAX
37.2.4 Broadband via satellite

38. Swaziland
38.1 Internet market
38.1.1 Overview
38.1.2 Public Internet access locations
38.1.3 Computer Education Trust (CET)
38.1.4 E-banking
38.1.5 Swaziland’s ISP market
38.1.6 Swaziland Internet Exchange Point
38.2 Broadband market
38.2.1 Overview
38.2.2 ADSL
38.2.3 EV-DO

39. Tanzania
39.1 Internet market
39.1.1 Overview
39.1.2 Limited availability of PCs
39.1.3 Public internet access locations
39.1.4 Tanzania’s ISP market
39.1.5 ccTLD management
39.2 Broadband market
39.2.1 Overview
39.2.2 ADSL
39.2.3 Wireless broadband

40. Tunisia
40.1 Internet market
40.1.1 Overview
40.1.2 PC market and penetration
40.1.3 Public Internet access locations
40.1.4 Agence Tunisienne d’Internet (ATI)
40.1.5 Internet censorship in Tunisia
40.1.6 Tunisia’s ISP market
40.2 Broadband market
40.2.1 Overview
40.2.2 ADSL
40.2.3 WiMAX
40.2.4 DSL by satellite

41. Uganda
41.1 Internet market
41.1.1 Overview
41.1.2 Public Internet access locations
41.1.3 Personal computer market
41.1.4 Dial-up
41.1.5 International bandwidth
41.2 Uganda’s ISP market
41.2.1 Overview, licensing
41.2.2 Selected ISPs
41.2.3 Uganda Internet Exchange Point (UiXP)
41.3 Broadband market
41.3.1 Overview
41.3.2 ADSL
41.3.3 WiMAX, LTE
41.3.4 WiFi
41.3.5 EV-DO
41.3.6 Mobile broadband
42. Zambia
42.1 Internet market
42.1.1 Overview
42.1.2 Public internet access locations
42.1.3 Zambia’s ISP market
42.2 Broadband market
42.2.1 Overview
42.2.2 ADSL
42.2.3 Leased lines
42.2.4 WiMAX
42.2.5 WiFi

43. Zimbabwe
43.1 Overview
43.1.1 Internet statistics
43.2 Public Internet access locations
43.3 Data carriers
43.3.1 Africom Zimbabwe
43.3.2 DataOne, SatNet
43.3.3 Powertel Communications
43.3.4 Telco Internet
43.3.5 Broadlands Networks
43.3.6 Aquiva
43.4 Zimbabwe’s ISP market
43.4.1 Africa Online Zimbabwe
43.4.2 ComOne
43.4.3 Ecoweb
43.4.4 MWEB Zimbabwe
43.4.5 Zimbabwe Online (ZOL)
43.5 Zimbabwe Internet Exchange (ZINX)
43.6 Broadband in Zimbabwe
43.6.1 ADSL
43.6.2 WiMAX
43.6.3 WiFi
43.7 VoIP
43.8 E-commerce

44. Glossary of Abbreviations

Table 1 – Africa – Internet users by country – 2007 – 2012
Table 2 – Africa – Internet user penetration by country – 2007 – 2012
Table 3 – Algeria – Internet users and penetration rate – 1999 - 2012
Table 4 – Algeria – Djaweb DSL pricing – April 2012
Table 5 – Algeria – Forecast – internet users – 2013; 2016
Table 6 – Angola – Internet users and penetration rate – 1999 - 2012
Table 7 – Benin’s International Internet bandwidth – 2000 - 2011
Table 8 – Benin – Internet users and penetration rate – 1999 - 2012
Table 9 – Benin – DSL subscribers – 2004 - 2010
Table 10 – Botswana – Internet users and penetration rate – 2000 - 2012
Table 11 – Burkina Faso's international Internet bandwidth – 2002 - 2011
Table 12 – Burkina Faso – Internet users and penetration rate in Burkina Faso – 1999 - 2013
Table 13 – Burkina Faso – FasoNet (Onatel) Internet subscribers – 2006 - 2012
Table 14 – Burkina Faso – ADSL subscribers in Burkina Faso – 2005 - 2011
Table 15 – Burkina Faso – FasoNet (Onatel) ADSL pricing – 2009/10 vs. 2011/12
Table 16 – Burundi – Internet users and penetration rate – 1999 - 2012
Table 17 – Burundi – International Internet bandwidth – 2000 - 2010
Table 18 – Cameroon – Internet users and penetration rate – 1997 - 2012
Table 19 – Chad – International Internet bandwidth in Mb/s – 1999 - 2010
Table 20 – Chad – Internet users and penetration rate – 1998 - 2012
Table 21 – Cote d'Ivoire – Internet users and penetration rate – 2000 - 2013
Table 22 – Cote d'Ivoire – Aviso unlimited (business) ADSL pricing – 2012 vs. 2010
Table 23 – Cote d'Ivoire – AfNet/MTN Business WiMAX pricing – 2012 vs. 2009
Table 24 – Cote d'Ivoire – Aviso unlimited WiMAX pricing – 2012
Table 25 – MTN Cote d'Ivoire EV-DO pricing – 2012 vs. 2010
Table 26 – DRC – Internet users and penetration rate – 1999 - 2013
Table 27 – Djibouti – Internet users and penetration rate – 1999 - 2012
Table 28 – Djibouti – International Internet bandwidth – 1999 - 2010
Table 29 – Djibouti – ADSL subscribers – 2006 - 2010
Table 30 – Egypt – Internet users and penetration rate – 1999 - 2012
Table 31 – Egypt – DSL subscribers in Egypt, total vs TE – 2002 - 2012
Table 32 – Egypt – Forecast Internet users – 2013; 2016
Table 33 – Eritrea – Internet users and penetration rate – 1999 - 2012
Table 34 – Eritrea – International Internet bandwidth – 1999 - 2010
Table 35 – Ethiopia – Internet users and penetration rate – 1996 - 2012
Table 36 – Ethiopia – Internet subscribers – 1997 - 2011
Table 37 – Ethiopia's international Internet bandwidth – 2000 - 2011
Table 38 – Ethiopia – Ethio-Telecom capped ADSL pricing – August 2012
Table 39 – Ethiopia – Ethio-Telecom unlimited ADSL pricing – August 2012
Table 40 – Ethiopia – Ethio-Telecom EV-DO wireless broadband pricing – August 2012
Table 41 – Ethiopia – Forecast Internet users – 2014; 2017
Table 42 – Gabon – Internet users and penetration rate – 2002 - 2012
Table 43 – Gabon Telecom internet subscribers – 2007 - 2011
Table 44 – Gambia – Internet users and penetration rate in Gambia – 1999 - 2013
Table 45 – Gambia's international internet bandwidth – 2002 - 2011
Table 46 – Gambia – Netpage unlimited WiMAX pricing – 2012
Table 47 – Ghana – Internet users and penetration rate – 2000 - 2012
Table 48 – Ghana – Fixed-line Internet subscribers – 2005 - 2011
Table 49 – Ghana – DSL, mobile broadband and dial-up subscribers – 2005 - 2011
Table 50 – Guinea – Internet users and penetration rate – 1999 - 2013
Table 51 – Kenya – Internet users and penetration rate – 1999 - 2012
Table 52 – Kenya – Internet/data subscriptions by technology and annual growth – December 2011
Table 53 – Kenya – Internet subscribers by operator and market share – December 2011
Table 54 – Kenya – AccessKenya corporate leased-line customers – 2006 – 2011
Table 55 – Kenya – Forecast internet users – 2013; 2016
Table 56 – Lesotho – Internet users and penetration rate in Lesotho – 1999 - 2013
Table 57 – Telecom Lesotho ADSL pricing – 2008 - 2013
Table 58 – Vodacom Lesotho WiMAX pricing – 2013
Table 59 – Telecom Lesotho WiFi hotspot pricing – 2013
Table 60 – Liberia – Internet users and penetration rate – 1999 - 2013
Table 61 – Liberia – icom.net wireless Internet pricing – 2008 - 2012
Table 62 – Libya – Internet users and penetration rate – 1999 - 2012
Table 63 – Madagascar – Internet users and penetration rate – 2000 - 2012
Table 64 – Madagascar – Internet KPIs: international internet bandwidth, traffic and revenue – 2007 - 2010
Table 65 – Malawi – Internet users and penetration rate in Malawi – 1999 - 2013
Table 66 – Mali – Internet users and penetration rate in Mali – 1999 - 2013
Table 67 – Internet subscribers, Sotelma vs Orange Mali – 2008 - 2012
Table 68 – Mauritius – Internet subscribers, users and penetration rate – 1999 - 2012
Table 69 – Mauritius – International internet bandwidth – 1999 - 2010
Table 70 – Mauritius – Broadband subscribers – 2004 - 2011
Table 71 – Mauritius – MT ADSL versus dial-up subscribers – 2005 - 2010
Table 72 – Morocco – Internet users and penetration rate in Morocco – 2000 - 2013
Table 73 – Morocco's international Internet bandwidth – 1999 - 2011
Table 74 – Morocco – Internet subscribers by ISP and market share in Morocco – September 2012
Table 75 – Morocco – Maroc Telecom Internet subscribers by access technology – 2003 - 2012
Table 76 – Morocco – Internet subscribers in Morocco, ADSL vs total – 2003 - 2012
Table 77 – Distribution of ADSL access in Morocco by speed– September 2012
Table 78 – Morocco – 3G mobile broadband subscribers in Morocco by operator – September 2012
Table 79 – Morocco – Meditel uncapped 3G+ broadband pricing – 2009; 2010; 2012
Table 80 – Morocco – Maroc Telecom uncapped 3G broadband pricing – 2009; 2010; 2012
Table 81 – Mozambique – Internet users and penetration rate – 1996 - 2013
Table 82 – Mozambique – TDM ADSL pricing – 2012 vs. 2011
Table 83 – Mozambique – NetCabo cable broadband pricing – 2012 vs. 2011
Table 84 – Mozambique – TDM EV-DO broadband pricing – 2012 vs. 2010
Table 85 – Namibia – Internet users and penetration rate – 1996 - 2012
Table 86 – Nigeria – Internet users and penetration rate – 2000 - 2012
Table 87 – Nigeria – International internet bandwidth – 2001 - 2010
Table 88 – Rwanda – Internet users and penetration rate – 1999 - 2012
Table 89 – Rwanda – Internet subscribers by ISP – September 2011
Table 90 – Senegal – Internet users and penetration rate in Senegal – 1999 - 2013
Table 91 – Senegal – Internet subscribers in Senegal – 2000 - 2012
Table 92 – Senegal – International Internet bandwidth in Senegal – 2002 - 2011
Table 93 – Senegal – ADSL subscribers in Senegal – 2004 - 2012
Table 94 – Senegal – Sonatel/Orange ADSL pricing – 2009; 2010; 2012
Table 95 – Sierra Leone – Internet users and penetration rate – 1999 - 2013
Table 96 – Sierra Leone – icom.net wireless Internet pricing – 2010 - 2012
Table 97 – Somalia – Internet users and penetration rate – 1999 - 2012
Table 98 – South Africa – Internet users and penetration rate – 1999 - 2012
Table 99 – South Africa – Broadband subscribers – 2004 - 2011
Table 100 – South Africa – Telkom ADSL subscribers – 2003 - 2011
Table 101 – South Africa – Telkom SA WiMAX subscribers – 2008 - 2011
Table 102 – WAPA industry survey – 2006 - 2008
Table 103 – Sentech MyWireless subscribers – 2005 - 2008
Table 104 – South Africa – iBurst subscribers – 2005 - 2011
Table 105 – South Africa – Forecast Internet users – 2013; 2016
Table 106 – South Africa – Forecast broadband subscribers – 2013; 2016
Table 107 – Sudan – Internet users and penetration rate – 1997 - 2012
Table 108 – Sudani mDSL pricing – 2012 vs. 2010
Table 109 – Swaziland – Internet users and penetration rate – 1999 - 2013
Table 110 – Swaziland – Real Image ADSL pricing – 2010 (discontinued)
Table 111 – Swaziland – SPTC ADSL pricing – December 2012
Table 112 – Swaziland – SPTC EV-DO wireless broadband subscribers – 2010 - 2012
Table 113 – Tanzania – Internet users and penetration rate – 1999 - 2013
Table 114 – Tunisia’s International Internet bandwidth – 2001; 2006 - 2012
Table 115 – Tunisia – Internet subscribers, users and penetration rate– 1999 - 2012
Table 116 – Tunisia – PC penetration in Tunisia – 1999 - 2012
Table 117 – Tunisia – ADSL subscribers vs total Internet subscribers – 2002 - 2012
Table 118 – Uganda – Internet users and penetration rate – 1995 - 2013
Table 119 – Uganda – Fixed vs. mobile internet subscriptions in Uganda – 2007 - 2011
Table 120 – Uganda's international internet bandwidth – 1999 - 2011
Table 121 – Uganda Telecom ADSL and ISDN pricing – 2010 - 2012
Table 122 – Uganda Telecom WiMAX pricing – 2012
Table 123 – Uganda – MTN Uganda ADSL, WiMAX and Metro Ethernet pricing – 2012
Table 124 – Uganda – Smile Telecom Uganda WiMAX and LTE pricing – 2012
Table 125 – Uganda – Foris Telecom Uganda prepaid WiMAX pricing – 2012
Table 126 – Uganda Telecom WiFi hotspot pricing – 2009 – 2012
Table 127 – Zambia – Internet users and penetration rate – 1995 - 2012
Table 128 – Zambia – Zamtel DSL pricing – 2012; 2011; 2008/09
Table 129 – Zimbabwe – Internet users and penetration rate – 2000 - 2012
Table 130 – Zimbabwe – DataOne leased-line tariffs – Feb. 2009
Table 131 – Zimbabwe – DataOne leased-line tariffs, dedicated and shared bandwidth – 2009 - 2012
Table 132 – Zimbabwe – ZOL broadband pricing – 2012 vs. 2009
Table 133 – Zimbabwe – TelOne ADSL pricing – 2012
Table 134 – Zimbabwe – ZOL WiFi hotspot pricing – 2012

Chart 1 – Algeria – Internet users and penetration rate – 2002 - 2012
Chart 2 – Benin – Internet users and penetration rate – 2002 - 2012
Chart 3 – Burundi – Internet users and penetration rate – 2002 - 2012
Chart 4 – Djibouti – Internet users and penetration rate – 2002 - 2012
Chart 5 – Egypt – Internet users and penetration rate – 2002 - 2012
Chart 6 – Eritrea – Internet users and penetration rate – 2002 - 2012
Chart 7 - Ghana – Internet users and penetration rate – 1999 - 2012
Chart 8 - Kenya – Internet users and penetration rate – 1999 – 2012
Chart 9 – Morocco – Internet users and penetration rate in Morocco – 2002 - 2013
Chart 10 - Nigeria – Internet users and penetration rate – 2000 - 2012
Chart 11 – Somalia – Internet users and penetration rate – 2002 - 2012
Chart 12 – South Africa – Internet users and penetration rate – 2002 - 2012
Chart 13 – Uganda – Internet users and penetration rate in Uganda – 2003 - 2013

Exhibit 1 – Egypt – Data service provider licences in Egypt with year of issue
Exhibit 2 – Libya – An overview of the One Laptop per Child project
Exhibit 3 – Orange Mali wireless broadband pricing – 2008 - 2012
Exhibit 4 – South Africa – Large ISPA members – December 2010

Fibre networks are sustaining growth in Africa’s Internet and broadband sectorLarge parts of Africa have gained access to international fibre bandwidth via submarine cables for the first time in recent years. In other parts of the continent, additional fibre systems have brought competition to a previously monopolised market. This has led to massive investments into terrestrial fibre backbone infrastructure to take the new bandwidth to population centres in the interior and across borders into landlocked countries.

Africa’s Internet and broadband sector is set to benefit the most from these developments. Wholesale prices for Internet bandwidth have come down by as much as 90% from previous levels based on satellite access, and the cost savings are slowly being passed on to the retail level as well.

Broadband is rapidly replacing dial-up as the preferred access method, and this process is already virtually completed in the continents more developed markets.

Most African countries now have commercial DSL services, but their growth is limited by the poor geographical reach of the fixed-line networks. Improvements in Internet access have therefore been mostly confined to the capital cities so far. However, the rapid spread of mobile data and third-generation (3G) broadband services is changing this, with the mobile networks bringing Internet access to many areas outside of the main cities for the first time.

Many fixed-line incumbents have reacted by rolling out fixed-wireless access networks to expand their geographical reach. The technology of choice has been CDMA-2000 which supports broadband data rates with an upgrade to EV-DO standard. WiMAX technology, however, offers higher data rates and has gained ground in Africa with well over 100 networks already in operation. Fibre to the Home (FttH) services have been deployed in some African cities. And also traditional copper fixed lines and DSL have seen a renaissance in some markets on the back of an increasing demand for broadband access.

Market highlights:

- Key statistics for 42 African countries;Profiles of major Internet service providers (ISP);
- Overview of ADSL services with pricing comparisons;
- Over 50 CDMA-2000 network rollouts in progress, many supporting EV-DO broadband;
- Over 100 WiMAX networks in operation.

Top ten African Internet market penetration rates – early-2012

Country | Market penetration |

Morocco | 51% |
Seychelles | 43% |
Tunisia | 39% |
Egypt | 36% |
Mauritius | 35% |
Cape Verde | 32% |
Nigeria | 28% |
Kenya | 28% |
South Africa | 21% |
Sao Tome and Principe | 20% |

(Source: BuddeComm based on ITU data)

Data in this report is the latest available at the time of preparation and may not be for the current year.

- Algeria
- Angola
- Benin
- Botswana
- Burkina Faso
- Burundi
- Cameroon
- Chad
- Cote d’Ivoire
- Democratic Republic of Congo
- Djibouti
- Egypt
- Eritrea
- Ethiopia
- Gabon
- Gambia
- Ghana
- Guinea
- Kenya
- Lesotho
- Liberia
- Libya
- Madagascar
- Malawi
- Mali
- Mauritius
- Morocco
- Mozambique
- Namibia
- Nigeria
- Rwanda
- Senegal
- Sierra Leone
- Somalia
- South Africa
- Sudan
- Swaziland
- Tanzania
- Tunisia
- Uganda
- Zambia
- Zimbabwe.

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