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Sub-Saharan Africa: Media > Internet stats

Definitions

  • Broadband subscribers per 1000: Broadband subscribers are the total number of broadband subscribers with a digital subscriber line, cable modem, or other high-speed technologies. Reporting countries may have different definitions of broadband, so data are not strictly comparable across countries. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Fixed broadband Internet subscribers: Fixed broadband Internet subscribers. Fixed broadband Internet subscribers are the number of broadband subscribers with a digital subscriber line, cable modem, or other high-speed technology.
  • Fixed broadband Internet subscribers per 1000: Fixed broadband Internet subscribers. Fixed broadband Internet subscribers are the number of broadband subscribers with a digital subscriber line, cable modem, or other high-speed technology. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Hosts: This entry lists the number of Internet hosts available within a country. An Internet host is a computer connected directly to the Internet; normally an Internet Service Provider's (ISP) computer is a host. Internet users may use either a hard-wired terminal, at an institution with a mainframe computer connected directly to the Internet, or may connect remotely by way of a modem via telephone line, cable, or satellite to the Internet Service Provider's host computer. The number of hosts is one indicator of the extent of Internet connectivity.
  • Hosts per 1000: This entry lists the number of Internet hosts available within a country. An Internet host is a computer connected directly to the Internet; normally an Internet Service Provider's (ISP) computer is a host. Internet users may use either a hard-wired terminal, at an institution with a mainframe computer connected directly to the Internet, or may connect remotely by way of a modem via telephone line, cable, or satellite to the Internet Service Provider's host computer. The number of hosts is one indicator of the extent of Internet connectivity. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • International Internet bandwidth > Mbps: International Internet bandwidth is the contracted capacity of international connections between countries for transmitting Internet traffic.
  • International Internet bandwidth > Mbps > Per $ GDP: International Internet bandwidth is the contracted capacity of international connections between countries for transmitting Internet traffic. Per $ GDP figures expressed per 1 trillion $ gross domestic product.
  • International Internet bandwidth > Mbps > Per capita: International Internet bandwidth is the contracted capacity of international connections between countries for transmitting Internet traffic. Per capita figures expressed per 1 million population.
  • International Internet bandwidth > Mbps per million: International Internet bandwidth is the contracted capacity of international connections between countries for transmitting Internet traffic. Figures expressed per million population for the same year.
  • Internet Service Providers: The number of Internet Service Providers within a country. An ISP is defined as a company that provides access to the Internet.
  • Internet users > Per 100 people: Internet users (per 100 people). Internet users are people with access to the worldwide network.
  • Users: This entry gives the number of users within a country that access the Internet. Statistics vary from country to country and may include users who access the Internet at least several times a week to those who access it only once within a period of several months.
  • Users > Per capita: This entry gives the number of users within a country that access the Internet. Statistics vary from country to country and may include users who access the Internet at least several times a week to those who access it only once within a period of several months. Per capita figures expressed per 1,000 population.
  • Users per 1000: This entry gives the number of users within a country that access the Internet. Statistics vary from country to country and may include users who access the Internet at least several times a week to those who access it only once within a period of several months. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
STAT SUB-SAHARAN TOTAL SUB-SAHARAN AVERAGE DATES
Broadband subscribers per 1000 0.821
70 times less than average
2005
Fixed broadband Internet subscribers 1.97 million
0% of surveyed countries
41,891.36
80 times less than average
2012
Fixed broadband Internet subscribers per 1000 8.19
13 times less than average
2012
Hosts 1.48 million
0% of surveyed countries
31,517.28
87 times less than average
2008
Hosts per 1000 1.32
81 times less than average
2008
ISP 39
0% of surveyed countries
2.29
125 times less than average
2002
International Internet bandwidth > Mbps 2,023.78 Mbps
0% of surveyed countries
80.95 Mbps
110 times less than average
2005
International Internet bandwidth > Mbps > Per $ GDP 15.73 Mbps per $1 trillion of
4 times less than average
2005
International Internet bandwidth > Mbps > Per capita 20.15 Mbps per 1 million peop
47 times less than average
2005
International Internet bandwidth > Mbps per million 20.29 Mbps
46 times less than average
2005
Internet Service Providers 364
2% of surveyed countries
7.74
8 times less than average
2003
Internet users > Per 100 people 557.47
6% of surveyed countries
11.61
4 times less than average
2012
Users 22.69 million
2% of surveyed countries
782,451.72
9 times less than average
2007
Users > Per capita 61.27 per 1,000 people
5 times less than average
2007
Users per 1000 61.09
5 times less than average
2007

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