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Demand for broadband connectivity is high across emerging markets such as Africa; however, coverage remains a challenge, especially in remote and rural areas.


  • Strong demand for broadband connection in Africa is not being adequately addressed by wireline technologies such as xDSL and fiber, which remain largely underdeveloped especially in rural and remote areas. Satellite technology can provide a viable alternative to affordable and reliable high-speed broadband services in these areas.
  • The adoption of satellite services has been hindered by lack of affordability as a result of the high cost of deployment and exorbitant prices for end-user devices and subscriptions.

Features and Benefits

  • This report evaluates the rate of fixed broadband penetration in sub-Saharan Africa.
  • The report evaluates the role of satellite technology to promote broadband connectivity in rural Africa.

Key questions answered

  • What is the role of satellite technology in promoting broadband connectivity across sub-Saharan Africa?
  • What are the key opportunities and challenges for satellite technology in sub-Saharan Africa?

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Africa's fixed broadband market outlook

  • Growth in demand for fixed broadband services


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