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[April 18, 2012]

Research and Markets: South Africa - Broadband and Internet Market, Overview and Forecasts

(M2 PressWIRE Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) Dublin - Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/813f44cd/south_africa_bro) has announced the addition of the "South Africa - Broadband and Internet Market, Overview and Forecasts" report to their offering.


South Africa's Internet and broadband market has finally taken off after years of stagnation due to an expensive operating environment created by Telkom SA's dominance in the fixed-line and international bandwidth market. Wireless broadband, including 3G mobile data services now rival available ADSL offerings in terms of both speed and price, and have consequently taken the upper hand in terms of subscriber numbers. With its fixed-line network reaching less than 10% of the population, the incumbent has reacted by launching its own 3G network and the country's first commercial WiMAX service, but various competitors are hard on its heels rolling out the same technology, including second national operator Neotel.

A new converged licensing regime has created hundreds of companies licensed to offer Internet services. There has been consolidation in the sector which is expected to continue.

The arrival of four new international submarine fibre-optic cables in South Africa between 2009 and 2011 has brought down the cost of international bandwidth dramatically. Previously, Telkom had been monopolising access to the only major cable serving the country, SAT-3/WASC/SAFE.

Key Topics Covered: 1. Synopsis 2. Internet market - Overview - Internet statistics - Internet demographics - Community access projects - Microsoft Digital Villages and telecentres - The Smart Cape Access Project - Intel's World Ahead' initiative 3. South Africa's ISP market - Internet Service Providers Association (ISPA) - Internet Exchange Points (IXP) - Selected major ISPs - Atlantic Internet Services - Business Connexion - Internet Solutions (IS) - MTN Network Solutions - MWEB - TelkomInternet, SAIX - Vox Telecom (DataPro) 4. Broadband market - Overview - Broadband statistics - ADSL - Major ADSL providers - ADSL tariffs - ADSL2 - ADSL wholesale - Wireless broadband - WiFi - WiMAX - EV-DO - Wireless Access Providers Association (WAPA) - MyWireless (Sentech) - decommissioned - iBurst (WBS, Blue Label) - 3G mobile broadband - Broadband via satellite - Broadband over powerlines (BPL) 5. Forecasts - Forecast - Internet users - 2013, 2016 - Forecast - Broadband subscribers - 2013, 2016 - Notes on scenario forecasts Companies Mentioned - Telkom SA - Neotel - Vodacom - MTN Network Solutions - Cell C - Atlantic Internet Services - Business Connexion - Internet Solutions - Verizon Business - MWEB - Vox Telecom (DataPro) - Sentech - iBurst (WBS, Blue Label) For more information visit http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/813f44cd/south_africa_bro CONTACT: Research and Markets, Laura Wood, Senior Manager.

press@researchandmarkets.com Fax from USA: 646-607-1907 Fax from rest of the world: 353-1-481-1716 Sector: Internet and E-Commerce (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/categories.asp?cat_id=7&campaign_id=813f44cd), Broadband (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/categories.asp?cat_id=324&campaign_id=813f44cd) ((M2 Communications disclaims all liability for information provided within M2 PressWIRE. Data supplied by named party/parties. Further information on M2 PressWIRE can be obtained at http://www.presswire.net on the world wide web. Inquiries to info@m2.com)).

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