Regional - Internet - Europe, Africa, Middle East in 2005

Synopsis

Archived report. This report was archived in November 2006 and has not been updated. Europe is a world leader in levels of Internet penetration and innovation, and each year brings greater transition from narrowband to broadband. ADSL and Cable Internet form the platform for this evolution. Though present leaders such as the Scandinavian and Benelux countries maintain elements of their technological lead, they are being overtaken in terms of user numbers by the mass markets – Germany, France, the UK, Italy and Spain. Africa and the Middle East have much lower penetrations due to a combination of factors including lower levels of national wealth and literacy, poorer infrastructure etc. However, from this low level, their growth rates are the highest in the world.

Table of Contents

  • 1. Synopsis
  • 2. Global overview of the Internet
    • 2.1 Growth of the Internet
  • 3. Europe
    • 3.1 European overview
    • 3.2 Penetration
    • 3.3 Access technologies
    • 3.4 Access devices
    • 3.5 Internet access prices
    • 3.6 Free Internet access
    • 3.7 Unmetered access
      • 3.7.1 Flat-Rate Internet Access Call Origination (FRIACO)
    • 3.8 Broadband hits the mass market
    • 3.9 Europe’s ISP market
      • 3.9.1 Major ISPs
  • 4. Africa
    • 4.1 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
    • 4.3 ISP market
      • 4.3.1 Africa’s largest ISP – Africa Online
      • 4.3.2 African ISP association (AfrISPA)
    • 4.4 VoIP telephony
      • 4.4.1 VoIP regulatory restrictions
  • 5. The Middle East
    • 5.1 Internet market
    • 5.2 Broadband in the Middle East
  • 6. Related reports
  • Table 1 – Global Internet users – 1990 - 2006
  • Table 2 – World Internet usage – July 2005
  • Table 3 – Internet users by region – 2001 – 2005
  • Table 4 – Total Internet users in Europe – July 2005
  • Table 5 – Internet penetration in the EU – 2000 - 2005
  • Table 6 – ADSL users in Europe by region – 2002 - 2005
  • Table 7 – Europe’s top seven ISPs by subscribers – December 2004
  • Table 8 – Internet subscribers in African countries – July 2005
  • Table 9 – Internet users in Africa – 1995 - 2005
  • Table 10 – Internet host computers – 1995 - 2003
  • Table 11 – Internet users in Middle East countries – July 2005

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Status Archived

Last updated 15 Nov 2006
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Analyst: Kylie Wansink

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