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Tracking broadband adoption in Africa

The African market is in the midst of a broadband connectivity boom. The number of broadband connections crossed the half-a-billion mark across the region in 2020. Despite these gains, Africa's digital inclusion gap remains considerable. At the end of 2022, nearly 70% of the population in the region was still not connected to the type of high-speed connection required for basic online video use.

To help track broadband adoption in the continent, Xalam is releasing for public access some of its client-only broadband market trackers. The views are part of Xalam’s “State of African Broadband” series, an extensive body of research including a broad range of indicators of adoption and usage across 40+ African countries.

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Our market dashboards are the result of extensive ground research and data collection work. We collect data from service providers, market regulators and other official sources. The data is then run through our forecast models for consistency and market projections. The data is refreshed as market projections are updated, and at least twice a year.
Yes. Our public data views represent only a small fraction of our market forecasts. Clients to the Xalam Market Dashboards get access to our full set of market dashboards, including thousands of data points and insights on broadband adoption, networks, traffic and usage, services revenue and more, all at country or service provider level. Please contact us at hello@xalamanalytics, should you have any interest in accessing the full set of market dashboards.