2010 Africa - Internet, Broadband and Digital Media Statistics (tables only)

Publication Overview

This report provides 147 statistical tables for the Internet and broadband activities for the major 38 African countries. Digital media tables are provided in the rare cases when they are available. Full details are given elsewhere in the annual reports listed at the end of the Contents section.

Researcher:- Peter Lange
Current publication date:- May 2010 (8th Edition)
Next publication date:- May 2011

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. 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 is quickly gaining ground in Africa with well over 100 networks already in operation.

Table of Contents

  • 1. Country comparisons
  • 2. Individual country statistics
    • 2.1 ALGERIA
      • 2.1.1 Internet users
      • 2.1.2 Broadband pricing
    • 2.2 ANGOLA
      • 2.2.1 Subscribers
      • 2.2.2 Broadband pricing
    • 2.3 BENIN
      • 2.3.1 Internet users
    • 2.4 BOTSWANA
      • 2.4.1 Internet users
      • 2.4.2 Broadband pricing
    • 2.5 BURKINA FASO
      • 2.5.1 Internet users
      • 2.5.2 Company statistics
    • 2.6 CAMEROON
    • 2.7 CHAD
      • 2.7.1 Internet users
      • 2.7.2 Infrastructure
    • 2.8 Côte d’Ivoire
      • 2.8.1 Internet users
      • 2.8.2 Broadband pricing
    • 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 Broadband subscribers
    • 2.11 Ethiopia
    • 2.12 Gabon
      • 2.12.1 Internet users
    • 2.13 Gambia
      • 2.13.1 Internet users
      • 2.13.2 Infrastructure
    • 2.14 Ghana
    • 2.15 Guinea
    • 2.16 Kenya
    • 2.17 Lesotho
      • 2.17.1 Internet users
      • 2.17.2 Broadband pricing
    • 2.18 Liberia
    • 2.19 Libya
    • 2.20 Madagascar
      • 2.20.1 Internet users and subscribers
      • 2.20.2 Internet indicators and broadband pricing
    • 2.21 Malawi
      • 2.21.1 Broadband pricing
    • 2.22 Mali
      • 2.22.1 Internet users
    • 2.23 Mauritius
      • 2.23.1 Internet users and subscribers
      • 2.23.2 Infrastructure
      • 2.23.3 Broadband pricing
    • 2.24 Morocco
      • 2.24.1 Internet users and subscribers
      • 2.24.2 Infrastructure
    • 2.25 Mozambique
      • 2.25.1 Internet users
      • 2.25.2 Broadband pricing
    • 2.26 Namibia
      • 2.26.1 Internet users
    • 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 Broadband
    • 2.30 Sierra Leone
      • 2.30.1 Internet users
      • 2.30.2 Internet pricing
    • 2.31 South Africa
      • 2.31.1 Internet users and broadband subscribers
      • 2.31.2 Company subscribers
      • 2.31.3 On-line advertising
    • 2.32 Sudan
      • 2.32.1 Internet users
      • 2.32.2 Broadband pricing
    • 2.33 Swaziland
      • 2.33.1 Internet users
      • 2.33.2 Internet pricing
    • 2.34 Tanzania
      • 2.34.1 Internet users
      • 2.34.2 Broadband pricing
    • 2.35 Tunisia
      • 2.35.1 Infrastructure
      • 2.35.2 Internet users and subscribers
    • 2.36 Uganda
      • 2.36.1 Internet users
      • 2.36.2 Infrastructure
    • 2.37 Zambia
      • 2.37.1 Internet users
      • 2.37.2 Broadband pricing
    • 2.38 Zimbabwe
      • 2.38.1 Internet users
      • 2.38.2 Broadband pricing
      • Table 1 – Africa – Internet users by country – 2005 – 2010
      • Table 2 – Africa – Internet user penetration by country – 2005 – 2010
      • Table 3 – Africa - broadband subscribers Africa by country – 2005 - 2008
      • Table 4 – Africa – broadband subscriber penetration by country – 2005 – 2008
      • Table 5 – Algeria - key Internet statistics – 2010
      • Table 6 – Algeria - Internet users and penetration – 1997 - 2010
      • Table 7 – Algeria - forecast Internet users – 2010; 2015
      • Table 8 – Algeria - Djaweb DSL pricing – 2009
      • Table 9 – Angola – key Internet statistics – 2010
      • Table 10 – Angola – Internet users and penetration rate – 1997 - 2010
      • Table 11 - Angola – Angola Telecom ADSL monthly pricing by speed – 2009
      • Table 12 – Angola – MoviNet EV-DO broadband pricing – 2009
      • Table 13 – Angola – TV Cabo cable broadband pricing – 2009
      • Table 14 – Benin - key Internet statistics – 2010
      • Table 15 – Benin - Internet users and penetration rate – 1997 - 2010
      • Table 16 – Benin - broadband versus dial-up subscribers – 2001 - 2008
      • Table 17 – Botswana – key Internet statistics – 2010
      • Table 18 – Botswana – Internet users and penetration rate – 1998 - 2010
      • Table 19 – Botswana – ADSL pricing examples – 2009
      • Table 20 – Botswana – Orange Livebox WiMAX pricing – 2009
      • Table 21 – Burkina Faso – key Internet statistics – 2010
      • Table 22 – Burkina Faso – Internet users and penetration rate – 1997 - 2010
      • Table 23 – Burkina Faso – FasoNet (Onatel) Internet subscribers – 2006 - 2009
      • Table 24 – Burkina Faso – FasoNet (Onatel) ADSL pricing – November 2009
      • Table 25 – Cameroon – key Internet statistics – 2010
      • Table 26 – Cameroon - Internet users and penetration rate – 1997 - 2011
      • Table 27 – Chad – key Internet statistics – 2010
      • Table 28 – Chad – Internet users and penetration rate – 1998 - 2010
      • Table 29 – Chad – international Internet bandwidth in Mb/s – 1999 - 2008
      • Table 30 – Côte d’Ivoire - Internet user statistics – 2010
      • Table 31 – Côte d’Ivoire - Internet users, subscribers and user penetration – 1996 - 2010
      • Table 32 – Côte d’Ivoire - DreamNet WiMAX pricing by speed – 2009
      • Table 33 – Dem. Rep. of Congo – key Internet statistics – 2010
      • Table 34 – Dem. Rep. of Congo – Internet users and penetration rate – 1996 - 2011
      • Table 35 – Dem. Rep. of Congo – Vodanet pricing – shared bandwidth – 2009
      • Table 36 – Egypt – key Internet and broadband statistics – 2010
      • Table 37 – Egypt – Internet users and penetration rate – 1995 - 2010
      • Table 38 – Egypt – forecast Internet users – 2012; 2015
      • Table 39 – Egypt – DSL subscribers in Egypt, total vs. TE – 2002 - 2009
      • Table 40 – Egypt – forecast – broadband subscribers – 2012; 2015
      • Table 41 – Ethiopia – key Internet statistics – 2010
      • Table 42 – Ethiopia – Internet users, user penetration and subscribers – 1996 - 2011
      • Table 43 – Ethiopia – forecast Internet users – 2012; 2015
      • Table 44 – Gabon – key Internet statistics – 2010
      • Table 45 – Gabon – Internet users and penetration rate – 2002 - 2011
      • Table 46 – Gabon – Gabon Telecom Internet subscribers – 2007 - 2009
      • Table 47 – Gambia – key Internet statistics – 2010
      • Table 48 – Gambia – Internet users and penetration rate – 1997 - 2010
      • Table 49 – Gambia – International Internet bandwidth – 2002 - 2008
      • Table 50 – Ghana – key Internet statistics – 2010
      • Table 51 – Ghana – Internet users and penetration rate – 1996 - 2010
      • Table 52 – Guinea – key Internet statistics – 2010
      • Table 53 – Guinea – Internet users and penetration rate – 1999 - 2010
      • Table 54 – Kenya – Internet user statistics – 2010
      • Table 55 – Kenya – Internet users and penetration rate – 1996 - 2011
      • Table 56 – Lesotho – key Internet statistics – March 2010
      • Table 57 – Lesotho – Internet users and penetration rate – 1997 - 2010
      • Table 58 – Lesotho - Telecom Lesotho ADSL pricing – 2009
      • Table 59 – Liberia – key Internet statistics – 2010
      • Table 60 – Liberia – Internet users and penetration rate – 1999 - 2010
      • Table 61 – Liberia – icom.net wireless Internet pricing – January 2010
      • Table 62 – Liberia – WAT wireless Internet pricing – January 2010
      • Table 63 – Libya – key Internet statistics – 2010
      • Table 64 – Libya – Internet users and penetration rate – 1999 - 2010
      • Table 65 – Madagascar – key Internet statistics – 2010
      • Table 66 – Madagascar – Internet KPIs: users, penetration rate and subscribers – 1998 - 2008
      • Table 67 – Madagascar – Internet KPIs: int. Internet bandwidth, traffic and revenue – 2000 - 2008
      • Table 68 – Madagascar – Blueline WideCom WiMAX pricing – 2009
      • Table 69 – Malawi – key Internet statistics – 2010
      • Table 70 – Malawi – Internet users and penetration rate – 1997 - 2010
      • Table 71 – Malawi – Globemax WiMAX pricing – October 2009
      • Table 72 – Mali – key Internet statistics – 2010
      • Table 73 – Mali – Internet users and penetration rate – 1999 - 2010
      • Table 74 – Mauritius – key Internet statistics – 2010
      • Table 75 – Mauritius – Internet subscribers, users and user penetration – 1999 - 2010
      • Table 76 – Mauritius – MT ADSL versus dial-up subscribers – 2005 - 2008
      • Table 77 – Mauritius – International Internet bandwidth – 1999 - 2008
      • Table 78 – Mauritius – Orange ADSL Home pricing – November 2009
      • Table 79 – Mauritius – Orange ADSL Pro and Business pricing – November 2009
      • Table 80 – Mauritius – Nomad WiMAX pricing – March and November 2009
      • Table 81 – Mauritius – My.T triple play pricing – 2008 - 2009
      • Table 82 – Morocco – key Internet statistics – 2010
      • Table 83 – Morocco – Internet users and penetration rate – 1997 - 2010
      • Table 84 – Morocco – Internet subscribers, ADSL subscribers (MT and total) – 2003 - 2009
      • Table 85 – Morocco – Internet subscribers by ISP and market share – December 2009
      • Table 86 – Morocco – Maroc Telecom Internet subscribers by access technology – 2003 - 2009
      • Table 87 – Morocco – 3G mobile broadband subscribers by operator and market share – December 2009
      • Table 88 – Morocco – forecast Internet users – 2012; 2015
      • Table 89 – Morocco – forecast broadband subscribers – 2012; 2015
      • Table 90 – Morocco – international Internet bandwidth – 1999 - 2008
      • Table 91 – Morocco – distribution of ADSL access by speed – December 2009
      • Table 92 – Mozambique – key Internet statistics – 2010
      • Table 93 – Mozambique – Internet users and penetration rate – 1996 - 2010
      • Table 94 – Mozambique – TDM ADSL pricing – November 2009
      • Table 95 – Mozambique – NetCabo cable broadband pricing – November 2009
      • Table 96 – Mozambique – TDM EV-DO broadband pricing – November 2009
      • Table 97 – Mozambique – Teledata WiMAX pricing – November 2009
      • Table 98 – Mozambique – Intra WiMAX pricing – November 2009
      • Table 99 – Namibia – key Internet statistics – 2010
      • Table 100 – Namibia – Internet users and penetration rate – 1996 - 2010
      • Table 101 – Nigeria – key Internet statistics – 2010
      • Table 102 – Nigeria – Internet users and penetration rate – 1996 - 2011
      • Table 103 – Rwanda – key Internet statistics – 2010
      • Table 104 – Rwanda – Internet users and penetration rate – 1999 - 2010
      • Table 105 – Senegal – key Internet statistics – 2009
      • Table 106 – Senegal – Internet users and penetration and subscribers – 1996 - 2010
      • Table 107 – Senegal – international Internet bandwidth – 2002 - 2008
      • Table 108 – Senegal – ADSL subscribers – 2004 - 2009
      • Table 109 – Senegal – Sonatel/Orange ADSL pricing – 2009
      • Table 110 – Sierra Leone – key Internet user statistics – 2009
      • Table 111 – Sierra Leone – Internet users and penetration rate – 1999 - 2010
      • Table 112 – Sierra Leone – icom.net wireless Internet pricing – January 2010
      • Table 113 – Table 114 – South Africa – key Internet and broadband statistics – 2010
      • Table 115 – South Africa – Internet users and penetration rate – 1995 - 2010
      • Table 116 – South Africa – broadband subscribers – 2004 - 2010
      • Table 117 – South Africa – broadband subscribers by service provider – March 2008
      • Table 118 – South Africa – Telkom ADSL subscribers – 2003 - 2009
      • Table 119 – South Africa – Sentech MyWireless subscribers – 2005 - 2008
      • Table 120 – South Africa – iBurst subscribers – 2005 - 2008
      • Table 121 – South Africa – Online advertising revenue – 2003; 2006 - 2009
      • Table 122 – Sudan – key Internet statistics – 2010
      • Table 123 – Sudan – Internet users and penetration rate – 1997 - 2010
      • Table 124 – Sudan – Sudani mDSL pricing – November 2009
      • Table 125 – Swaziland – key Internet statistics – 2009
      • Table 126 – Swaziland – Internet users and penetration rate – 1996 - 2010
      • Table 127 – Swaziland – Swazi.net Internet pricing – 2009
      • Table 128 – Tanzania – key Internet statistics – 2010
      • Table 129 – Tanzania – Internet users and penetration rate – 1996 - 2010
      • Table 130 – Tanzania – TTCL ADSL pricing – 2009
      • Table 131 – Tanzania – Raha.com ADSL pricing – 2009
      • Table 132 – Tanzania – Zantel ZConnect EV-DO postpaid mobile data pricing – 2009
      • Table 133 – Tunisia – key Internet statistics – 2010
      • Table 134 – Tunisia – PC penetration, population versus households – 1999 - 2009
      • Table 135 – Tunisia – data service subscribers by technology – 2001 - 2009
      • Table 136 – Tunisia – Internet subscribers, users and user penetration – 1999 - 2010
      • Table 137 – Tunisia – ADSL subscribers versus total Internet subscribers – 2002 - 2009
      • Table 138 – Uganda – key Internet statistics – 2010
      • Table 139 – Uganda – Internet users and penetration rate – 1995 - 2010
      • Table 140 – Uganda – international Internet downlink bandwidth – 1999 - 2008
      • Table 141 – Zambia – key Internet statistics – 2010
      • Table 142 – Zambia – Internet users and penetration rate – 1995 - 2010
      • Table 143 – Zambia – Zamtel DSL pricing – 2009
      • Table 144 – Zimbabwe - Internet user statistics – 2010
      • Table 145 – Zimbabwe - Internet users and penetration rate – 1996 - 2010
      • Table 146 – Zimbabwe - DataOne leased-line tariffs – March 2009
      • Table 147 – Zimbabwe - ZOL broadband pricing – 2009

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