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  • Africa - VoIP Telephony
    VoIP continues to gain ground in Africa with growth rates in excess of 100% per year, following steady improvements in Internet bandwidth and deregulation in several key markets. The number of African countries where VoIP can be regarded as open to private operators has more than doubled to around 20 in 2007.
     
  • South Africa - Broadcasting
    South Africa has spearheaded a broadcasting revolution in Africa and plays host to key pan-African content providers, signal distributors and infrastructure suppliers. Following the transition from the apartheid regime, the broadcasting sector has been liberalised with the entry of private, commercially oriented broadcast radio and TV stations.
     
  • Africa - Convergence, NGN, WiMAX
    With poor fixed-line network infrastructure in most African countries, the extent of Next Generation Networks (NGN) and services on the continent is still limited. There are, however, encouraging developments.
     
  • Africa - Data, Internet & Broadband Markets
    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.
     
  • Africa - Digital Media & Broadcasting Convergence
    Broadcasting is an integral part of Africa’s development and a means of communication over the vast areas of the continent. Improvements in broadband infrastructure and the emergence of Third Generation (3G) mobile systems are now opening the way to convergence of conventional and digital media as well as telecommunications.
     
  • Africa - Telecommunications Market Analysis - 2004
    Despite some remarkable changes in Africa’s telecom market over the past few years, overall teledensities remain extremely low, with the rollout of fixed lines by incumbent operators barely inching forward in most countries, while the uptake of mobile telephony moves rapidly past it.
     
  • Africa - Mobile Market Overview & Statistics
    Mobile phones represent around 90% of all telephone lines in Africa. The continent’s mobile market is consistently growing at around 50 to 60% every year. Enormous further potential remains, with market penetration standing at little more than 20%.
     
  • Africa - Telecommunications Market Analysis - 2001
    Fixed line telephones have increased by nearly 4.5 million lines, from 18.6 million in 2000 to 23 million in 2001; By 2000, 35 African countries had completed or were in the process of liberalising their telecom sectors;.
     
  • 2008 Africa - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband in Lesotho, South Africa and Swaziland
    South Africa is the economic powerhouse and leading telecommunications market of the African continent. At around 100% market penetration, the country’s mobile operators are forced to find innovative ways of distinguishing themselves from the competition in order to gain and retain customers, save costs and develop new revenue streams.
     
  • 2007 Africa - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband in Lesotho, South Africa and Swaziland
    South Africa is the economic powerhouse and leading telecommunications market of the continent, but a lack of competition in several key areas has slowed developments down in recent years and allowed the country to be overtaken by some other African countries in terms of certain key indicators.
     
  • Growth opportunities in Africa and the Middle East
    Some of Africa's more advanced mobile phone markets are now approaching saturation levels after having seen amazing subscriber growth in the past decade. However, there are still markets out there with penetration rates way below the regional average, with enormous growth potential remaining even for basic voice services.
     
  • Africa - Making money at the bottom of the market
    Telecom Investment Research Note Mobile phones represent more than 90% of all telephone lines in Africa. As market penetration passed the 50% mark in 2010, subscriber growth slowed to below 20% p.a. The bottom of the pyramid (BoP), referring to the majority of the population that is poor, has clearly been penetrated in some of the continent’s most dynamic markets which have passed or are close to the 100% penetration mark.
     
  • Africa - Telecommunications Market Analysis - 2003
    Africa’s target to raise teledensity to 10% by year 2010 requires an investment of US$11 billion per year until then. The private sector is expected to be the key player in the financing of telecommunications development in the region.
     
  • Africa - Convergence of Telecommunications and Digital Media
    Broadband infrastructure improvements enable advanced services and applications The use of digital media is still in its infancy in Africa while suitable broadband infrastructure on the continent is evolving.
     
  • 2014 Africa - Mobile Broadband Market
    Mobile broadband growth doubling each year, with three-quarters of all connections to be 3G/4G by 2020 The African region is witnessing one of the strongest increases in mobile data use in the world. Forecasts suggest that mobile internet traffic across Africa will double between 2014 and 2015, and will see a 20-fold increase by the end of the decade.
     
  • Regional - Broadband Market - Africa & The Middle East - 2008
    Archived report. This report was archived in 2008 and has not been updated since. With traditionally poor fixed-line network infrastructure in most African countries, the extent of Broadband on the continent is still limited.
     
  • Regional - Broadband - DSL in Africa, Middle East - 2006
    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.
     
  • Regional - Mobile Data - Africa & The Middle East - 2008
    The emerging markets are making their mark on the mobile sector; many of the less mature regions around the world are showing significant growth and operators around the world are certainly taking note.
     
  • Regional - Broadband - DSL in Africa, Middle East - 2007
    Archived report. This report was archived in 2008 and has not been updated since. This report described 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, primarily during the 2005 – 2007 period.
     
  • Africa - Innovative energy solutions for mobile networks
    Africa’s power grids are as notorious as its traditional fixed-line telephone networks for poor performance and reliability and a complete failure to satisfy demand on a national level. Especially in sub-Saharan Africa there are not enough power plants in the first place, the distribution networks are poorly maintained and do not reach many of the vast rural areas where the next wave of mobile phone subscriber growth is now taking place.
     

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