SOUTH AFRICA: Mobile and Broadband Growth in South Africa

  • December 1, 2012 • Editor • World Wide Worx
  • Description:

    Broadband access in South Africa has more than doubled in the last two years, as mobile operators slashed the cost of data and network roll-out accelerated.

    This is revealed in new data contained in the final version of the Internet Access in South Africa 2012 study, released today. The study was conducted by World Wide Worx and backed by the howzit MSN online portal.

    The broadband data, which is analysed in detail in the report, shows that the number of broadband subscriptions grew from 3,6-million at the end of 2010 to an expected 8,2-million by the end of 2012 – 128% growth. Many users have multiple forms of broadband access – such as an ADSL account as well as 3G – while many hop between operators to take advantage of promotional offers. As a result, the number of individual broadband users is substantially lower, but also more than doubling in the past two years. The number has grown from 2,8-million to 6,7-million – 140% growth in just two years.

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