According to research by Pyramid Research the number of broadband users in Africa will increase from the current 40 million to 95 million by 2015.
The increase is mostly due to the new undersea cables and Wimax connections. Also of note is the increased governemnt participation in technology, starting with the Kenyan governmentwhich invested in the sector recently, and the pioneering work of Paul Kagame the President of Rwanda.
The increase in broadband does not necessarily mean improvement across the board. Most of the development in Africa is sadly restricted to the cities, with the rural areas neglected to such a state at places they are no electricity.
The proposed increase from 40 million to 95 million is good, but considering that Africa has a population of about 1 billion people, it is obvious that more infrastructure work needs to be done to help the continent develop a reliable information tech base.