I live in Johannesburg, the largest city in Africa. Yet my exchange only offers a 512 kb internet service, no 4 mb speed for me. Neotel have finally put a base station near enough for me to get decent internet, but then they dropped the 10 and 15 gig services on their high speed product leaving just the 5 gig monthly cap? I can get HSDPA on my mobile, but at huge expense.
So even while living in the continent’s largest city I can get first class internet access.
Then I read this - SA left out as Kenya gets fibre to the home. The killer quote “Wananchi plans to offer residential consumers in Kenya access speeds of up to 150Mbit/s over time”.
When asked why they aren’t coming to South Africa the comment was that the regulatory environment wasn’t conducive.
OK so I can’t get decent internet access, but maybe I can benefit from the Kenyan story, what of Altron? They have an investment in Kenya Data Networks Limited, problem I suspect is that right now that stake is too small within the large Altron group to really have an impact?