2011 Africa - Internet, Broadband and Digital Media Statistics (tables only)

Publication Overview

This report provides 174 statistical tables for the Internet and broadband activities up to 2010 for the major 38 African countries. Full details are given elsewhere in the annual reports listed at the end of the Contents section.

Researcher:- Peter Lange
Current publication date:- February 2011 (9th Edition)
Next publication date:- February 2012

Executive Summary

Large parts of Africa gained access to international fibre bandwidth for the first time via submarine cables in 2009 and 2010. In other parts of the continent, additional fibre systems have brought competition to a previously monopolised market. More cables are expected to go online in 2011. 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 continent's 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. 

Table of Contents

  • 1. Country comparisons
    • 1.1 Internet
    • 1.2 Broadband
  • 2. Individual country statistical tables
    • 2.1 Algeria
      • 2.1.1 Internet users
      • 2.1.2 Broadband
    • 2.2 Angola
      • 2.2.1 Internet users
      • 2.2.2 Operator pricing
    • 2.3 Benin
      • 2.3.1 Users and subscribers
      • 2.3.2 Infrastructure
      • 2.3.3 Broadband
      • 2.3.4 Operator statistics
    • 2.4 Botswana
      • 2.4.1 Broadband
    • 2.5 Burkina faso
    • 2.6 Cameroon
    • 2.7 Chad
      • 2.7.1 Infrastructure
      • 2.7.2 Users
    • 2.8 Côte d’Ivoire
      • 2.8.1 Internet users
      • 2.8.2 Operator statistics
    • 2.9 Democratic Republic of Congo
      • 2.9.1 Internet users
      • 2.9.2 Company statistics
    • 2.10 Egypt
      • 2.10.1 Internet users
      • 2.10.2 Operator statistics
    • 2.11 Ethiopia
      • 2.11.1 Internet users
    • 2.12 Gabon
      • 2.12.1 Internet users
      • 2.12.2 Operator statistics
    • 2.13 Gambia
    • 2.14 Ghana
      • 2.14.1 Internet users and subscribers
      • 2.14.2 Operator statistics
    • 2.15 Guinea
    • 2.16 Kenya
      • 2.16.1 Internet users
      • 2.16.2 Operator statistics
    • 2.17 Lesotho
      • 2.17.1 Internet users
      • 2.17.2 Operator statistics
    • 2.18 Liberia
      • 2.18.1 Internet users
      • 2.18.2 Operator statistics
    • 2.19 Libya
      • 2.19.1 Internet users
    • 2.20 Madagascar
      • 2.20.1 Industry statistics
      • 2.20.2 Internet users and subscribers
      • 2.20.3 Operator statistics
    • 2.21 Malawi
      • 2.21.1 Internet users
      • 2.21.2 Operator statistics
    • 2.22 Mali
      • 2.22.1 Internet users
      • 2.22.2 Operator statistics
    • 2.23 Mauritius
      • 2.23.1 Infrastructure
      • 2.23.2 Internet users and subscribers
      • 2.23.3 Broadband subscribers
      • 2.23.4 Operator statistics
    • 2.24 Morocco
      • 2.24.1 Infrastructure
      • 2.24.2 Internet users
      • 2.24.3 Broadband
      • 2.24.4 Operator statistics
    • 2.25 Mozambique
      • 2.25.1 Internet users
      • 2.25.2 Broadband operator statistics
    • 2.26 Namibia
      • 2.26.1 Internet users
      • 2.26.2 Operator statistics
    • 2.27 Nigeria
      • 2.27.1 Internet users
    • 2.28 Rwanda
      • 2.28.1 Internet users
    • 2.29 Senegal
      • 2.29.1 Infrastructure
      • 2.29.2 Internet users and subscribers
      • 2.29.3 Broadband
    • 2.30 Sierra Leone
      • 2.30.1 Internet users
      • 2.30.2 Operator statistics
    • 2.31 South Africa
      • 2.31.1 Internet users
      • 2.31.2 Broadband
      • 2.31.3 Operator statistics
      • 2.31.4 Digital media
    • 2.32 Sudan
      • 2.32.1 Internet users
      • 2.32.2 Operator statistics
    • 2.33 Swaziland
      • 2.33.1 Internet users
      • 2.33.2 Operator statistics
    • 2.34 Tanzania
      • 2.34.1 Internet users
      • 2.34.2 Operator statistics
    • 2.35 Tunisia
      • 2.35.1 Infrastructure
      • 2.35.2 Internet users and subscribers
      • 2.35.3 Broadband
    • 2.36 Uganda
      • 2.36.1 Infrastructure
      • 2.36.2 Internet users
      • 2.36.3 Broadband
    • 2.37 Zambia
      • 2.37.1 Internet users
      • 2.37.2 Broadband
    • 2.38 Zimbabwe
      • 2.38.1 Internet users
      • 2.38.2 Operator statistics
      • Table 1 – Africa – Internet users by country – 2006 – 2011
      • Table 2 – Africa – Internet user penetration by country – 2006 – 2011
      • Table 3 – Africa - broadband subscribers Africa by country – 2005 - 2009
      • Table 4 – Africa – broadband subscriber penetration by country – 2005 – 2009
      • Table 5 – Algeria – Internet key statistics – 2010
      • Table 6 – Algeria – Internet users and penetration rate – 1997 - 2011
      • Table 7 – Algeria – forecast Internet users – 2012; 2015
      • Table 8 – Algeria – Djaweb DSL pricing – 2009
      • Table 9 – Angola – key Internet statistics – 2010
      • Table 10 – Angola – Internet users and penetration rate – 1997 - 2011
      • Table 11 – Angola – forecast Internet users – 2012; 2015
      • Table 12 – Angola – MoviNet EV-DO broadband pricing – 2009
      • Table 13 – Angola – Angola Telecom ADSL pricing – 2009
      • Table 14 – Angola – TV Cabo cable broadband pricing – 2009
      • Table 15 – Benin – key Internet statistics – 2010
      • Table 16 – Benin - Internet subscribers, users and penetration rate – 1999 - 2011
      • Table 17 – Benin - International Internet bandwidth – 2000 - 2009
      • Table 18 – Benin - DSL versus dial-up subscribers – 2001 - 2009
      • Table 19 – Benin - Isocel wireless broadband pricing – August 2010
      • Table 20 – Botswana – key Internet statistics – 2010
      • Table 21 – Botswana - Internet users and penetration rate – 1998 - 2011
      • Table 22 – Botswana - ADSL pricing examples – 2009
      • Table 23 – Botswana - Orange Livebox WiMAX pricing – 2009
      • Table 24 – Burkina Faso – key Internet statistics – 2010
      • Table 25 – Burkina Faso – Internet subscribers, users and penetration rate – 1999 - 2011
      • Table 26 – Burkina Faso – FasoNet (Onatel) Internet subscribers – 2006 - 2010
      • Table 27 – Burkina Faso – ADSL subscribers in Burkina Faso – 2005 - 2009
      • Table 28 – Burkina Faso – FasoNet (Onatel) ADSL pricing – August 2010
      • Table 29 – Cameroon – key Internet statistics – 2010
      • Table 30 – Cameroon - Internet users and penetration rate – 1997 - 2012
      • Table 31 – Chad – key Internet statistics – 2010
      • Table 32 – Chad - International Internet bandwidth in Mb/s – 1999 - 2009
      • Table 33 – Chad - Internet users and penetration rate – 1998 - 2011
      • Table 34 – Côte d’Ivoire – key Internet statistics – 2010
      • Table 35 – Côte d’Ivoire - Internet users and penetration rate – 2000 - 2011
      • Table 36 – Côte d’Ivoire - Africa Online ADSL pricing by speed – September 2010
      • Table 37 – Côte d’Ivoire - Aviso residential ADSL pricing – September 2010
      • Table 38 – Côte d’Ivoire - Aviso business ADSL pricing – September 2010
      • Table 39 – Côte d’Ivoire - DreamNet WiMAX pricing by speed – 2009
      • Table 40 – Côte d’Ivoire - MTN EV-DO pricing – September 2010
      • Table 41 – D.R. Congo – key Internet statistics – 2010
      • Table 42 – D.R. Congo – Internet users and penetration rate – 1996 - 2011
      • Table 43 – D.R. Congo – Vodanet pricing – shared bandwidth – 2009
      • Table 44 – Egypt – key Internet and broadband statistics – 2010
      • Table 45 – Egypt - Internet users and penetration rate – 1995 - 2011
      • Table 46 – Egypt - forecast Internet users – 2012; 2015
      • Table 47 – Egypt - forecast broadband subscribers – 2012; 2015
      • Table 48 – Egypt - DSL subscribers, total vs TE – 2002 - 2010
      • Table 49 – Ethiopia – key Internet statistics – 2010
      • Table 50 – Ethiopia - Internet users and penetration rate – 1996 - 2011
      • Table 51 – Ethiopia - Internet subscribers – 1997 - 2008
      • Table 52 – Ethiopia - forecast Internet users – 2012; 2015
      • Table 53 – Gabon – key Internet statistics – 2010
      • Table 54 – Gabon - Internet users and penetration rate – 2002 - 2011
      • Table 55 – Gabon - forecast Internet users – 2012; 2015
      • Table 56 – Gabon - Gabon Telecom Internet subscribers – 2007 - 2009
      • Table 57 – Gambia – key Internet statistics – 2010
      • Table 58 – Gambia - Internet users and penetration rate – 1999 - 2011
      • Table 59 – Ghana – key Internet statistics – 2010
      • Table 60 – Ghana - Internet users and penetration rate – 1996 - 2011
      • Table 61 – Ghana - Internet subscribers and penetration rate – 2005 - 2009
      • Table 62 – Ghana - DSL vs dial-up subscribers – 2005 - 2009
      • Table 63 – Vodafone Ghana ADSL pricing – August 2010
      • Table 64 – Guinea - Internet users and penetration rate – 1999 - 2011
      • Table 65 – Kenya – key Internet statistics – 2010
      • Table 66 – Kenya - Internet users and penetration rate – 1996 - 2011
      • Table 67 – Kenya - KIXP traffic – 2004 - 2008
      • Table 68 – AccessKenya corporate leased-line customers – 2006 - 2009
      • Table 69 – Lesotho – key Internet statistics – 2010
      • Table 70 – Lesotho - Internet users and penetration rate – 1997 - 2011
      • Table 71 – Telecom Lesotho ADSL pricing – 2008 - 2010
      • Table 72 – Liberia - Internet users and penetration rate – 1999 - 2011
      • Table 73 – Liberia - icom.net wireless Internet pricing – 2008 - 2010
      • Table 74 – Liberia - WAT wireless Internet pricing – October 2010
      • Table 75 – Libya – key Internet statistics – 2010
      • Table 76 – Libya - Internet users and penetration rate – 1999 - 2011
      • Table 77 – Madagascar – key Internet statistics – 2010
      • Table 78 – Madagascar - Internet KPIs: intl Internet bandwidth, traffic and revenue – 2000 - 2009
      • Table 79 – Madagascar - Internet users, penetration rate and subscribers – 1998 - 2011
      • Table 80 – Madagascar - forecast Internet users – 2012; 2015
      • Table 81 – Madagascar - Blueline WideCom WiMAX pricing – May 2010
      • Table 82 – Malawi – key Internet statistics – 2010
      • Table 83 – Malawi - Internet users and penetration rate – 1997 - 2011
      • Table 84 – Malawi - Globemax WiMAX pricing – October 2009
      • Table 85 – Mali - Internet users and penetration rate – 1999 - 2011
      • Table 86 – Mali - Internet subscribers, Sotelma vs Orange – 2008 - 2010
      • Table 87 – Mauritius – key Internet statistics – 2010
      • Table 88 – Mauritius - International Internet bandwidth – 1999 - 2008
      • Table 89 – Mauritius - Internet subscribers, users and penetration rate – 1999 - 2011
      • Table 90 – Mauritius - broadband subscribers and household penetration – 2004 - 2009
      • Table 91 – Mauritius - MT ADSL versus dial-up subscribers – 2005 - 2008
      • Table 92 – Mauritius - Orange ADSL Home pricing – November 2009
      • Table 93 – Mauritius - Orange ADSL Pro and Business pricing – November 2009
      • Table 94 – Mauritius - Nomad WiMAX pricing – March and November 2009
      • Table 95 – Mauritius - My.T triple play pricing – 2008 - 2009
      • Table 96 – Morocco – key Internet statistics – 2010
      • Table 97 – Morocco - International Internet bandwidth – 1999 - 2009
      • Table 98 – Morocco - Internet users and penetration rate – 1997 - 2011
      • Table 99 – Morocco - forecast Internet users – 2012; 2015
      • Table 100 – Morocco - Internet subscribers - ADSL vs total – 2003 - 2010
      • Table 101 – Morocco - Distribution of ADSL access by speed – March 2010
      • Table 102 – Morocco - forecast broadband subscribers – 2012; 2015
      • Table 103 – Morocco - Internet subscribers by ISP and market share – March 2010
      • Table 104 – Morocco - 3G broadband subscribers by operator and market share – March 2010
      • Table 105 – Maroc Telecom Internet subscribers by access technology – 2003 - 2010
      • Table 106 – Maroc Telecom 3G broadband pricing – 2009 vs 2010
      • Table 107 – Morocco - Meditel 3G+ broadband pricing – 2009 vs 2010
      • Table 108 – Mozambique – key Internet statistics – 2010
      • Table 109 – Mozambique - Internet users and penetration rate – 1996 - 2011
      • Table 110 – Mozambique - TDM ADSL pricing – June 2010
      • Table 111 – Mozambique - NetCabo cable broadband pricing – June 2010
      • Table 112 – Mozambique - TDM EV-DO broadband pricing – June 2010
      • Table 113 – Mozambique - Teledata WiMAX pricing – June 2010
      • Table 114 – Mozambique - Intra WiMAX pricing – 2009 vs 2010
      • Table 115 – Namibia – key Internet statistics – 2010
      • Table 116 – Namibia - Internet users and penetration rate – 1996 - 2011
      • Table 117 – Namibia - MWEB WiMAX business pricing – November 2009
      • Table 118 – Nigeria – key Internet statistics – March 2010
      • Table 119 – Nigeria - Internet users and penetration rate – 1996 - 2011
      • Table 120 – Rwanda – key Internet statistics – 2010
      • Table 121 – Rwanda - Internet users and penetration rate – 1999 - 2011
      • Table 122 – Senegal – key Internet statistics – 2010
      • Table 123 – Senegal - International Internet bandwidth – 2002 - 2009
      • Table 124 – Senegal - Internet users and penetration rate – 1999 - 2011
      • Table 125 – Senegal - Internet subscribers – 2000 - 2010
      • Table 126 – Senegal - ADSL subscribers – 2004 - 2010
      • Table 127 – Senegal - Sonatel/Orange ADSL pricing – 2009, 2010
      • Table 128 – Sierra Leone – Internet users and penetration rate – 1999 - 2011
      • Table 129 – Sierra Leone – icom.net wireless Internet pricing – November 2010
      • Table 130 – South Africa – key Internet statistics – 2010
      • Table 131 – South Africa - Internet users and penetration rate – 1995 - 2011
      • Table 132 – South Africa - forecast Internet users – 2012; 2015
      • Table 133 – South Africa - Broadband subscribers – 2004 - 2011
      • Table 134 – South Africa - iBurst subscribers – 2005 - 2010
      • Table 135 – South Africa - forecast broadband subscribers – 2012; 2015
      • Table 136 – South Africa - Telkom ADSL and ‘Do Broadband’ subscribers – 2003 - 2010
      • Table 137 – South Africa - Telkom SA WiMAX subscribers – 2008 - 2010
      • Table 138 – South Africa - Sentech MyWireless subscribers – 2005 - 2008
      • Table 139 – South Africa - online advertising revenue – 2003; 2006 - 2009
      • Table 140 – South Africa - unique monthly users of selected websites – June 2010
      • Table 141 – Sudan – key Internet statistics – 2010
      • Table 142 – Sudan - Internet users and penetration rate – 1997 - 2011
      • Table 143 – Sudan - Sudani mDSL pricing – July 2010
      • Table 144 – Swaziland – key Internet statistics – 2010
      • Table 145 – Swaziland - Internet users and penetration rate – 1996 - 2011
      • Table 146 – Swaziland - Africa Online business services pricing – 2009/10
      • Table 147 – Swaziland - Swazi.net Internet access pricing – 2009/10
      • Table 148 – Swaziland - Real Image ADSL pricing – November 2010
      • Table 149 – Swaziland - SPTC ADSL line rental pricing – November 2010
      • Table 150 – Tanzania – key Internet statistics – 2010
      • Table 151 – Tanzania - Internet users and penetration rate – 1996 - 2011
      • Table 152 – Tanzania - TTCL ADSL pricing – 2009
      • Table 153 – Tanzania - Raha.com ADSL pricing – 2009
      • Table 154 – Tanzania - Zantel ZConnect EV-DO postpaid mobile data pricing – 2009
      • Table 155 – Tunisia – key Internet statistics – 2010
      • Table 156 – Tunisia – PC penetration in Tunisia – 1999 - 2010
      • Table 157 – Tunisia’s International Internet bandwidth – 2001; 2006 - 2010
      • Table 158 – Tunisia – data service subscribers by technology – 2001 - 2010
      • Table 159 – Tunisia – Internet subscribers, users and penetration rate– 1999 - 2011
      • Table 160 – Tunisia – ADSL subscribers vs total Internet subscribers – 2002 - 2010
      • Table 161 – Planet Tunisie ADSL pricing – August 2010
      • Table 162 – Uganda – key Internet statistics – 2010
      • Table 163 – Uganda - international Internet bandwidth – 1999 - 2009
      • Table 164 – Uganda - Internet users and penetration rate – 1995 - 2011
      • Table 165 – Uganda - The Broadband Company WiMAX pricing – September 2010
      • Table 166 – Uganda - MTN Broadband (WiMAX) pricing – September 2010
      • Table 167 – Zambia - key Internet statistics – 2010
      • Table 168 – Zambia - Internet users and penetration rate – 1995 - 2011
      • Table 169 – Zambia - Internet subscribers, broadband vs dial-up – 2001 - 2009
      • Table 170 – Zambia - Zamtel DSL pricing – 2009
      • Table 171 – Zimbabwe – key Internet statistics – 2010
      • Table 172 – Zimbabwe - Internet users and penetration rate – 1996 - 2011
      • Table 173 – Zimbabwe - DataOne leased-line tariffs – 2009
      • Table 174 – Zimbabwe - ZOL broadband pricing – 2009

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