Internet Access in South Africa 2017: South Africa Internet penetration to reach 40% in 2017 - Research and Markets

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The "Internet Access in South Africa 2017" report has been added to Research and Markets' offering.

The 2017 edition extends the previous edition's analysis of the impact of new undersea cables and terrestrial fibre optic networks presently being rolled out across South Africa.

It shows that the South African Internet user population passed the 20-million mark for the first time last year, reaching 21-million, and is expected to grow to at least 22.5-million in 2017.

Based on stats SA's estimate that the South African population reached 55.9-million people in June 2016, this means that the country will reach the 40 per cent Internet penetration mark this year. The report includes detailed demographics of Internet users, in-depth analysis of major national and regional fibre projects in South Africa, undersea cables connecting sub-Saharan Africa, the role of mobile broadband in growing access, and the significance of access at academic institutions.

The report includes data from the Target Group Index (TGI) survey conducted by Ask Afrika, the largest market research organisation in Africa. The researcher collaborates with Ask Afrika in the structuring of e-commerce, digital and electronics components of TGI, which comprises of 15,000 interviews across a vast range of consumer topics and behaviours.

Key Topics Covered:

1. Foreword

2. Executive Summary

3. Methodology

4. User Demographics In SA

5. Overall Market Size

6. South Africa's Broadband Infrastructure

7. Academic Access

8. The Digital Participation Curve

9. Guest Conclusion

Companies Mentioned

  • Afrihost
  • Broadband Infraco
  • Cell C
  • Dark Fibre Africa
  • FibreCo
  • Internet Solutions
  • MTN
  • National Long Distance (NLD) network
  • Neotel/Liquid Telecom
  • Other operators
  • Rain
  • Seacom
  • Skywire
  • Telkom
  • Vodacom
  • Vox Telecom
  • Vumatel

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Business Wire: 14:53 GMT Friday 22nd December 2017

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