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Lifting barriers to Internet development in Africa: suggestions for improving connectivity

Lifting barriers to Internet development in Africa: suggestions for improving connectivity

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Report for the Internet Society
Lifting barriers to Internet development in Africa: suggestions for improving connectivity
May 2013
Robert Schumann, Michael Kende
Report for the Internet Society
Lifting barriers to Internet development in Africa: suggestions for improving connectivity
May 2013
Robert Schumann, Michael Kende

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Report for the Internet Society
Lifting barriers to Internetdevelopment in Africa:suggestions for improving connectivity
May 2013
Robert Schumann, Michael Kende
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Contents
Executive summary 1
 
1
 
Introduction 5
 
2
 
The Internet access value chain 10
 
2.1
 
Overview of the value chain 10
 
2.2
 
Relative costs of parts of the value chain 12
 
3
 
Comparing Internet access in African countries 16
 
3.1
 
Demographic overview 17
 
3.2
 
Market environment 18
 
3.3
 
Internet indicators 20
 
4
 
Identifying successes and failures 27
 
4.1
 
International connectivity 27
 
4.2
 
 National and metro backhaul 36
 
4.3
 
ISP market 43
 
4.4
 
Policy environment 44
 
5
 
Policy lessons and impact of best practice 46
 
5.1
 
Removing roadblocks 46
 
5.2
 
Promoting investment and services 51
 
5.3
 
High-level political leadership 55
 
6
 
Conclusion 58
 
Annex A
 
Contributors to this study
 
Annex B
 
Glossary
 
Annex C
 
About us
 
 
Lifting barriers to Internet development in Africa: suggestions for improving connectivityRef: 35729-502d1
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Copyright © 2013. Analysys Mason Limited and The Internet Society (ISOC). This work islicensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0Unported License. To view a copy of this licence, visithttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/.The analysis and conclusions presented in this report are those of the stated author andAnalysys Mason Limited, and have been arrived at independently of any client-specificwork. Google provided financial contribution for this study but the findings do notnecessarily represent the company's view.Analysys Mason LimitedBush House, North West WingAldwychLondon WC2B 4PJUK Tel: +44 (0)845 600 5244Fax: +44 (0)20 7395 9001london@analysysmason.comwww.analysysmason.comRegistered in England No. 5177472

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