SA breaks through 100 000 broadband user mark

By   |  June 23, 2005

MyADSL writes today that there are now more than 100 000 broadband users in South Africa. \”Telkom’s ADSL service connects a vast majority of these subscribers to the Internet with a current user base of over 70 000. There is a steady increase in the uptake of ADSL, and with the price reductions in August we can expect the current user base to expand rapidly.\”

The remaining broadband consumers use Vodacom’s 3G, Sentech’s MyWireless, and WBS’s iBurst.

The site reports that Vodacom’s aggressive 3G marketing seems to have paid off as they are leading the wireless broadband pack with more than 18 000 3G customers and have 882 base stations from which they offer this service.

Sentech provides over 5000 MyWireless subscribers with an Internet connection from their 64 base stations and WBS has 8000 from 32 base stations.

Read more at MyADSL.co.za

[UPDATE]
Point Topic reports that world broadband lines reached 164m as of 31 March 2005, an increase of 52m lines since March 2004 last year – with 28m lines added in the last 6 months alone. The USA is still the world\’s largest broadband country with 36.5m lines, and China remains in second place with 28.3m lines.

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