2009 Africa - Internet, Broadband and Digital Media Statistics (tables only)

Publication Overview

This report provides 126 statistical tables showing trends and developments in the telecommunications markets of the 38 most significant African countries in terms of telecommunications. Statistics are given up to 2008.

 

Researcher:- Peter Lange

Current publication date:- June 2009 (7th Edition)

Next publication date:- June 2010

Executive Summary

Growth in Africa’s Internet and Broadband sector has accelerated in recent years due to improvements in infrastructure, the arrival of wireless access technologies and lower tariffs. 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. The rapid growth of Internet access has therefore been mostly confined to the capital cities so far. The introduction of mobile data and 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. The technology of choice has been CDMA2000 which supports broadband data rates through its EV-DO standard. WiMAX technology, however, offers higher data rates and is quickly gaining ground in Africa with over 100 networks already in operation.

 

International bandwidth is extremely expensive in Africa because access to international submarine fibre optic cables has been monopolised by national telcos in most countries, while others depend entirely on satellite bandwidth. This is expected to change dramatically with the arrival of several new international cables to the continent’s shores from 2009. To accommodate the growing data traffic, national fibre backbone networks are being rolled out at an increasing pace.

 

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

 

The following notes provide some background to our scenario forecasting methodology:

  • This report includes what we term scenario forecasts. By describing long-range scenarios we identify a band within which we expect market growth to occur. The associated text describes what we see as the most likely growth trend within this band.
  • The projections shown in the tables in this report are based on our own historical information, as well as on telecommunication sector statistics from official and non-official, national and international sources. We assume a possible deviation of 15-20% around this data.
  • All statistics for GDP, revenue, etc are shown in US$, in order to maintain consistency within and between markets. At the same time we acknowledge that this can introduce some irregularities.

Table of Contents

  • 1. National Comparative Tables
    • 1.1 Internet
    • 1.2 Broadband
  • 2. Internet and Broadband Statistics
    • 2.1 Algeria
      • 2.1.1 Internet
      • 2.1.2 Broadband
    • 2.2 Angola
      • 2.2.1 Internet
    • 2.3 Benin
    • 2.4 Botswana
      • 2.4.1 Internet
      • 2.4.2 Broadband
    • 2.5 Burkina Faso
    • 2.6 Cameroon
    • 2.7 Chad
    • 2.8 Cote d’Ivoire
    • 2.9 Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)
    • 2.10 Egypt
      • 2.10.1 Internet
      • 2.10.2 Broadband
    • 2.11 Ethiopia
    • 2.12 Gabon
    • 2.13 Gambia
    • 2.14 Ghana
    • 2.15 Guinea
    • 2.16 Kenya
    • 2.17 Lesotho
      • 2.17.1 Internet
      • 2.17.2 Broadband
    • 2.18 Liberia
    • 2.19 Libya
    • 2.20 Madagascar
    • 2.21 Malawi
    • 2.22 Mali
    • 2.23 Mauritius
      • 2.23.1 Internet
      • 2.23.2 Broadband
    • 2.24 Morocco
      • 2.24.1 Internet
      • 2.24.2 Broadband
    • 2.25 Mozambique
      • 2.25.1 Internet
    • 2.26 Namibia
    • 2.27 Nigeria
    • 2.28 Rwanda
    • 2.29 Senegal
      • 2.29.1 Internet
      • 2.29.2 Broadband
    • 2.30 Sierra Leone
    • 2.31 South Africa
      • 2.31.1 Internet
      • 2.31.2 Broadband
      • 2.31.3 Convergence
    • 2.32 Sudan
    • 2.33 Swaziland
    • 2.34 Tanzania
    • 2.35 Tunisia
      • 2.35.1 Internet
      • 2.35.2 Broadband
    • 2.36 Uganda
    • 2.37 Zambia
    • 2.38 Zimbabwe
    • Table 1 – Internet users in Africa by country – 2004 - 2008
    • Table 2 – Internet user penetration in Africa by country – 2004 - 2008
    • Table 3 – Broadband subscribers in Africa by country – 2004 - 2008
    • Table 4 – Broadband subscriber penetration in Africa by country – 2004 - 2008
    • Table 5 – Algeria Internet key statistics – 2008
    • Table 6 – Algeria Internet users and penetration rate – 1997; 1999 - 2008
    • Table 7 – Algeria forecast Internet users – 2010; 2015
    • Table 8 – Djaweb DSL pricing – 2008
    • Table 9 – Angola Internet key statistics – 2007
    • Table 10 – Angola Internet users and penetration rate – 1997; 1999 - 2008
    • Table 11 – Angola forecast Internet users – 2010; 2015
    • Table 12 – Benin Internet key statistics – 2008
    • Table 13 – Benin Internet users and penetration rate – 1997; 1999 - 2008
    • Table 14 – Benin forecast Internet users – 2010; 2015
    • Table 15 – Benin broadband versus dial-up subscribers – 2001 - 2007
    • Table 20 – Burkina Faso Internet key statistics – 2008
    • Table 21 – Burkina Faso international Internet bandwidth – 2000 - 2007
    • Table 22 – Burkina Faso Internet users and penetration rate – 1997; 1999 - 2008
    • Table 28 – Côte d’Ivoire Internet key statistics – 2007
    • Table 29 – Côte d’Ivoire international Internet bandwidth – 1999 - 2007
    • Table 30 – Côte d’Ivoire Internet users, penetration and subscribers – 1996; 1998; 2000 - 2007
    • Table 31 – Cote d’Ivoire - ADSL subscribers – 2004 - 2007
    • Table 37 – Egypt forecast Internet users – 2010; 2015
    • Table 39 – Egypt forecast broadband subscribers – 2010; 2015
    • Table 47 – Gambia Internet key statistics – 2008
    • Table 48 – Gambia international Internet bandwidth – 2002 - 2007
    • Table 49 – Gambia Internet users and penetration rate – 1997; 1999 - 2008
    • Table 51 – Ghana Internet users and penetration rate – 1996; 1998; 2000 - 2008
    • Table 52 – Ghana forecast Internet users – 2010; 2015
    • Table 53 – Ghana forecast broadband subscribers – 2010; 2015
    • Table 54 – Guinea Internet users and penetration – 1999 - 2008
    • Table 60 – Liberia Internet users and penetration – 1999 - 2008
    • Table 63 – Madagascar Internet key statistics – June 2008
    • Table 64 – Madagascar Internet KPIs: operating and revenue data – 1998 - 2008
    • Table 65 – Madagascar forecast Internet users – 2010; 2015
    • Table 66 – Madagascar international Internet bandwidth – 2000 - 2007
    • Table 67 – Malawi Internet key statistics – 2008
    • Table 68 – Malawi Internet users and penetration rate – 1997; 1999 - 2008
    • Table 69 – Mali Internet users and penetration – 1999 - 2008
    • Table 70 – Mauritius Internet provider statistics – 2008
    • Table 71 – Mauritius Internet subscribers, users and penetration rate – 1999 - 2008
    • Table 72 – Mauritius international Internet bandwidth – 1999 - 2007
    • Table 73 – Mauritius Telecom dial-up and broadband subscribers – 2005 - 2007
    • Table 74 – Morocco Internet key statistics – 2008
    • Table 75 – Morocco Internet users and penetration rate – 1997; 1999 - 2008
    • Table 76 – Morocco international Internet bandwidth – 1999 - 2008
    • Table 77 – Morocco forecast Internet users – 2010; 2015
    • Table 78 – Morocco Internet subscribers by ISP and market share – 2008
    • Table 79 – Maroc Telecom Internet subscribers by access technology – 2003 - 2008
    • Table 80 – Morocco distribution of ADSL access by speed – 2008
    • Table 81 – Morocco Internet subscribers & MT ADSL subscribers – 2003 - 2008
    • Table 82 – Morocco 3G mobile broadband subscribers – 2008
    • Table 83 – Morocco forecast broadband subscribers – 2010; 2015
    • Table 84 – Mozambique Internet key statistics – 2008
    • Table 85 – Mozambique Internet users and penetration rate – 1996; 1998; 2000 - 2008
    • Table 88 – Nigeria Internet key statistics – 2008
    • Table 89 – Nigeria Internet users and penetration rate – 1996; 1998; 2000 - 2008
    • Table 90 – Nigeria forecast Internet users – 2010; 2015
    • Table 93 – Senegal Internet key statistics – 2008
    • Table 94 – Senegal international Internet bandwidth – 2002 - 2007
    • Table 95 – Senegal Internet users and penetration and subscribers – 1996; 1998 - 2008
    • Table 96 – Senegal forecast Internet users – 2010; 2015
    • Table 97 – Senegal ADSL subscribers – 2004 - 2008
    • Table 98 – Senegal forecast broadband subscribers – 2010; 2015
    • Table 99 – Sierra Leone Internet users and penetration rate – 1999 - 2008
    • Table 101 – South Africa Internet users and penetration rate – 1995; 1997; 1999 - 2008
    • Table 102 – Telkom SA wholesale Internet bandwidth and annual change – 2002 - 2007
    • Table 103 – South Africa broadband subscribers – 2004 - 2008
    • Table 104 – South Africa broadband subscribers by service provider – February 2008
    • Table 105 – Telkom ADSL subscribers – 2003 - 2008
    • Table 106 – Telkom ADSL wholesale services – 2007 - 2008
    • Table 107 – Sentech MyWireless subscribers – 2005 - 2008
    • Table 108 – WBS iBurst subscribers – 2005 - 2008
    • Table 109 – South Africa online and mobile banking customers of four major banks – June 2007
    • Table 110 – Sudan Internet key statistics – 2008
    • Table 111 – Sudan Internet users and penetration rate – 1997; 1999 - 2008
    • Table 114 – Tanzania Internet key statistics – 2008
    • Table 115 – Tanzania Internet users and penetration rate – 1996; 1998; 2000 - 2008
    • Table 116 – Tunisia Internet key statistics – September 2008
    • Table 117 – Tunisia Internet subscribers, users and penetration – 1999 - 2008
    • Table 118 – Tunisia PC penetration – 1999 - 2008
    • Table 119 – Tunisia ADSL subscribers versus total Internet subscribers – 2002 - 2008

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