Thursday, December 6, 2012
Broadband access doubles in SA in two years
This is revealed in new data contained in the final version of the Internet Access in South Africa 2012 study which was conducted by World Wide Worx.
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 which is a total of 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.
Telkom’s ADSL service now holds just 10.6% of the broadband subscriber market in South Africa.
Measured by subscriptions, South Africa now has an apparent 15.8% broadband penetration of the population. - News24
Posted by HWB Communications at 3:01 PM