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South Africa: Broadband doubles as country shifts to mobile

14 December 2012

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According to researchers World Wide Worx, broadband access in South Africa has more than doubled in the last two years.

Broadband access in South Africa more than doubled in the last two years as mobile operators slashed the cost of data and network roll-outs accelerated, according to researchers World Wide Worx.

According to the final version of the Internet Access in South Africa 2012 study, released last week, the number of broadband subscriptions in the country grew by 128% from 3.6-million at the end of 2010 to 8.2-million by the end of 2012.

Over the same period, the number of individual broadband users more than doubled, growing by 140% from 2.8-million to 6.7-million.

The study, conducted by World Wide Worx with the backing of the howzit MSN online portal, shows that 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.

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SOURCE: allAfrica


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