Africa - Data, Internet & Broadband Markets

Synopsis

Africa’s data traffic is on the rise, fuelled by rapid growth of ADSL and wireless broadband services. Massive efforts are under way to adapt the continent’s underdeveloped infrastructure to the growing need, both on the national and international level. Broadband has begun to rapidly replace dial-up as the preferred access method, and this process is already virtually completed in the continent’s more developed markets. Overall market penetration is still low, leaving ample room for further growth in the coming years.

Table of Contents

  • 1. Synopsis
  • 2. Data market
    • 2.1 Traffic growth limited by infrastructure
    • 2.2 VSAT networks – an instant infrastructure solution for Africa
    • 2.3 Availability of advanced data services
  • 3. Internet Market
    • 3.1 Overview of Africa’s Internet market
      • 3.1.1 Internet statistics
    • 3.2 African Internet developments
      • 3.2.1 Barriers to Internet development
      • 3.2.2 Internet access locations
      • 3.2.3 African Internet projects sponsored by international agencies
      • 3.2.4 Internet connectivity
      • 3.2.5 African Internet exchange points
      • 3.2.6 African Network Information Center (AfriNIC)
    • 3.3 Africa’s ISP market
      • 3.3.1 Africa’s largest ISP – Africa Online
      • 3.3.2 Internet Solutions (IS)
      • 3.3.3 Average cost of Internet access accounts
      • 3.3.4 Payment models for dial-up Internet access
      • 3.3.5 Email-only services
      • 3.3.6 African ISP Association (AfrISPA)
    • 3.4 VoIP telephony
      • 3.4.1 VoIP cost savings
      • 3.4.2 VoIP regulatory restrictions
  • 4. Broadband market
    • 4.1 An emerging market
    • 4.2 ADSL
    • 4.3 Wireless broadband
      • 4.3.1 CDMA2000 1x EV-DO
      • 4.3.2 Sentech’s MyWireless (South Africa)
      • 4.3.3 iBurst by WBS (South Africa)
      • 4.3.4 WiFi
      • 4.3.5 WiMAX
      • 4.3.6 Mobile data services
    • 4.4 Powerline Communication (PLC)
      • 4.4.1 South Africa
      • 4.4.2 Ghana
      • 4.4.3 Egypt
    • 4.5 Internet via satellite
      • 4.5.1 iWay Africa
      • 4.5.2 Geolink Access
      • 4.5.3 IP Direct
      • 4.5.4 Intelsat
      • 4.5.5 Sky2Net
      • 4.5.6 SkyVision
      • 4.5.7 PlanetSky
  • 5. Related reports

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Status Archived

Last updated 21 Sep 2007
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Analyst: Peter Lange

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