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Africa Fixed Broadband Market Statistics and Analyses 2018: African Regulators Continue Promoting Fibre-Based Broadband -
[October 04, 2018]

Africa Fixed Broadband Market Statistics and Analyses 2018: African Regulators Continue Promoting Fibre-Based Broadband -

The "Africa - Fixed Broadband Market - Statistics and Analyses" report has been added to's offering.

The development of the fixed-line internet market in Africa continues to be held back by the poor quality of fixed-line infrastructure. In many rural areas there is no infrastructure to speak of, and as a result mobile voice and data service provide the only connectivity option. Depending on the market between 90% and 98% of all internet connections are via mobile networks.

However, there is continuing progress being made to increase fixed-line connectivity, both at the backhaul and the local level. A number of new submarine cables are expected to land in both the eastern and western seaboards later in 2018 and into 2019, with local hubs at Djibouti, Angola and Nigeria. Countries such as the Ivory Coast stand to benefit from exploiting existing cable infrastructure: in April 2018 the operator of the Main One cable secured a licence to provide national and international connectivity services in the Ivory Coast, enabling the cable to be extended to a landing station in the country and be interconnected with existing terrestrial cables. A number of regional efforts are also underway to extend terrestrial infrastructure connecting neighboring countries. Such projects include the 4,500km Trans-Saharan Backbone network connecting Algeria, Mali, Nier and Chad.

These projects are supported by sympathetic regulatory regimes as well as by governments which have come to understand the key functions of broadband connectivity for economic growth. Through this awareness countries are placing greater focus on their fibre-based national broadband plans. These efforts are supplemented by small-scale fibre operators which are beginning to expand their investments beyond the wealthy suburbs and business districts.

Report Highlights:

  • Key developments in the internet and broadband sectors of African countries
  • Profiles of major Internet Service Providers (ISPs)
  • Overview of DSL services and WiMAX (News - Alert) networks, with pricing comparisons
  • Updates on CDMA-2000 network rollouts
  • Market developments relating to international and national infrastructure projects
  • FttP developments
  • Regulatory policies affecting investment strategies
  • Africa Telecoms Maturity Index.

Companies Mentioned

  • Africa Online Zimbabwe
  • Africom Zimbabwe
  • Agence Tunisienne d'Internet (ATI)
  • Aquiva
  • Benin Internet Service Providers Association (AFAIB)
  • Benin Internet Society
  • Botswana Internet Exchange (BINX)
  • Broadlands Networks
  • ComOne
  • DataOne
  • Ecoweb
  • EgyNet
  • Electronic Data Interchange
  • FastNet
  • Gabon Telecom
  • Ghana Internet Exchange Point (GIX)
  • Ghana Internet Service Providers Association (GISPA)
  • Ghana National Public Data Network (DataNet)
  • Internet Service Providers Association (ISPA)
  • Internet Solutions (News - Alert) (IS)
  • iWayAfrica
  • Kenya Network Information Centre (KENIC)
  • LINKdotNET
  • Nile Online (NOL)
  • Phase3 Telecom
  • Powertel Communications
  • SatNet
  • Sudan Internet Society (SiS)
  • TE Data
  • Telco Internet
  • Vodafone (News - Alert) Egypt
  • VoltaCom
  • VSAT networks
  • Zarnet
  • Zimbabwe Online (ZOL)

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