Internet users in Luanda rise by around 30 percent between September 05 and April 06

5 September 2006

Luanda, Angola, 05 Sept – The number of inhabitants of the Angolan capital, Luanda that use the Internet increased by 29.9 percent between September 2005 and April 2006, according to a study carried out by consultancy Audit for the Communication sector regulator (Inacom) in Angola.

According to Angolan news agency Angop, the study also showed that 48.8 percent of those interviewed said they regularly used the Internet, while 34 percent said that had used it at least once.

Amongst those who said they had never used the Internet, 83.2 percent said they expected to do so within the next 12 months, which, as compared with last year, represented growth of 31.9 percent, said Angop.

Generally, users considered ease of access to be positive, along with dial up speed, the quality of support services and prices.

The study of the “Internet Market” in Luanda province is the third of a set of three to be carried out by Angolan company Audit at Inacom’s request, the other two of which were based on fixed and mobile communications markets. (macauhub)