skip to main content
Close Icon We use cookies to improve your website experience.  To learn about our use of cookies and how you can manage your cookie settings, please see our Cookie Policy.  By continuing to use the website, you consent to our use of cookies.
Global Search Configuration

Introduction

This report identifies and analyzes the alternative strategies and technologies being deployed by network operators and service providers to provide internet connectivity in the rural and remote areas of sub-Saharan Africa.

Highlights

  • Despite the relatively high mobile penetration rates in Africa, broadband penetration remains low, particularly in rural and remote areas.

  • Rural regions in Africa are characterized by vast unconnected areas with sparse populations, underdeveloped basic infrastructure, and relatively low income levels, which discourage service providers from investing in broadband networks.

  • There is growing demand for broadband services in rural areas of Africa, creating opportunities for service providers. However, the broadband requirements of rural users are different than those in urban areas. Use of alternative technologies will play an important role in bridging the connectivity gap in the rural and underserved areas of Africa.

 

    

Download the report

Features and Benefits

  • Analyzes the level of broadband penetration in sub-Saharan Africa and identifies the broadband opportunities in the rural unserved and underserved areas.

  • Identifies some of the alternative technologies being used to meet broadband connectivity in sub-Saharan Africa.


Key questions answered

  • What is the level broadband penetration in sub-Saharan Africa in relation to total mobile and fixed subscriptions?

  • What are the alternative technologies being used to meet broadband connectivity needs in sub-Saharan Africa?

Alternative means of connecting Africa

Recommended Articles

  • Service Provider Markets, Consumer & Entertainment Services,...

    MWC 2018 Highlights

    By Ronan De Renesse 27 Feb 2018

    Over 20 of our senior Ovum analysts and consultants attended this year’s Mobile World Congress in Barcelona at the end of February. In between meetings, briefings and presentations, our analyst team were blogging and tweeting about key developments, trends and rumors. Have a look through our daily MWC 2018 Highlights to find out what happened.

    Topics 5G AI IoT Cloud Payments SDN/NFV Smart home

  • Internet of Things

    IoT Viewpoints 2018

    IoT Viewpoints explore the IoT opportunity in 2018 and beyond. Download our latest e-book to get our newest collection of thought leadership articles on the emerging IoT trends, technologies and opportunities.

    Topics IoT

  • Consumer & Entertainment Services

    US pay TV: Is it facing an existential threat?

    By Adam Thomas 28 Mar 2018

    With US pay TV having endured the worst year in its history, thoughts have inevitably turned to the future. The likelihood remains that the immediate future will remain highly uncomfortable for everyone except the scaled multinational digital platforms.

;

Have any questions? Speak to a Specialist

Europe, Middle East & Africa team - +44 (0) 207 017 7700


Asia-Pacific team - +61 (0)3 960 16700

US team - +1 646 957 8878

+44 (0) 207 551 9047 - Operational from 09.00 - 17.00 UK time

You can also contact your named/allocated Client Services Executive using their direct dial.
PR enquiries - Call us at +44 788 597 5160 or email us at pr@ovum.com

Contact marketing - 
marketingdepartment@ovum.com

Already an Ovum client? Login to the Knowledge Center now