Broadband world: Connecting Africa

In 1998, just a handful of countries had extensive internet usage. Today, nearly two billion people have web access. Move the slider below to see how the cable network has spread and internet use has expanded.

Source: ITU/TeleGeography

Figures correct at 1 December 2010. Country data for 2010 is yet to be published. Regional estimates are available here.

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