Regional - Broadband - DSL in Africa, Middle East - 2006

Synopsis

Archived report. This report was archived in 2006 and has not been updated. This report describes the broadband market in Africa and the Middle East, with a focus on DSL. It includes in-depth analyses of the industry, statistical information and a look at the various trends and developments. Since its introduction, broadband has been growing at an astounding rate. The early high growth in a small number of countries, has now spread to most other countries, with the early developers starting to show signs of saturation. Although cable still predominates in North America, DSL is much stronger in the rest of the world, and is also catching up against cable in the USA. Other technologies such as wireless and satellite are minor players. DSL is the most effective and economical route to global broadband deployment. The emphasis of the next phase of broadband is on increasing speeds which via ADSL2+ and VDSL eventually will lead to FttH. Singapore is talking about 1Gb services, Japan has already 5 million users on 100Mb/s services and other countries are following suit.

Table of Contents

  • 1. Synopsis
  • 2. AFRICA
  • 3. Data market
    • 3.1 Africa’s data traffic on the rise
    • 3.2 Limited availability of advanced data services
    • 3.3 VSAT networks – an instant infrastructure solution for Africa
  • 4. Internet Market
    • 4.1 Overview of Africa’s Internet market
      • 4.1.1 Internet statistics
    • 4.2 African Internet developments
      • 4.2.1 Barriers to Internet development
      • 4.2.2 Internet access locations
      • 4.2.3 African Internet projects sponsored by international agencies
      • 4.2.4 Internet connectivity
      • 4.2.5 African Internet exchange points
      • 4.2.6 African Network Information Center (AfriNIC)
    • 4.3 ISP market
      • 4.3.1 Africa’s largest ISP – Africa Online
      • 4.3.2 Internet Solutions (IS)
      • 4.3.3 Average cost of local dial-up accounts
      • 4.3.4 Payment models for dial-up Internet access
      • 4.3.5 Email only services
      • 4.3.6 African ISP association (AfrISPA)
    • 4.4 VoIP telephony
      • 4.4.1 VoIP cost savings
      • 4.4.2 VoIP regulatory restrictions
  • 5. Broadband market
    • 5.1 An emerging market
    • 5.2 Wireless broadband
      • 5.2.1 Sentech’s MyWireless (South Africa)
      • 5.2.2 iBurst by WBS (South Africa)
      • 5.2.3 WiFi
      • 5.2.4 WiMAX
    • 5.3 Powerline Communication (PLC)
    • 5.4 Internet via satellite
      • 5.4.1 iWay Africa
      • 5.4.2 Geolink Access
      • 5.4.3 IP Direct
      • 5.4.4 Intelsat
      • 5.4.5 Sky2Net
      • 5.4.6 SkyVision
      • 5.4.7 PlanetSky
  • 6. MIDDLE EAST
  • 7. Middle East broadband market overview
  • 8. Israel’s maturing broadband market
  • 9. The awakening Arab Middle East broadband market
  • 10. Related reports
  • Table 1 – Top five African Internet user markets – 2004
  • Table 2 – Internet users in Africa – 1995 - 2004
  • Table 3 – Africa - Internet host computers – 1995 - 2004
  • Table 4 – Israeli broadband subscriber growth – 2001 - 2005
  • Table 5 – Israeli broadband network market shares – 2005
  • Table 6 – UAE broadband subscribers – 2000 - 2005
  • Table 7 – Broadband subscribers – Selected Arabian Gulf countries - 2005
  • Exhibit 1 – Countries providing advanced data services – 2006

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Number of pages 20

Status Archived

Last updated 16 Oct 2007
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Analyst: Kylie Wansink

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