Fixed-Line Broadband Use Declines in SA

Fixed-line broadband use is on the decline in South Africa, as more people prefer access Internet from their mobile phones

Fixed-line broadband use in South Africa continues to decline as more users switch to cellphone Internet connections - which are more expensive but more convenient.

Fixed-line penetration has fallen to fewer than four million connections this year, compared with 5.5 million connections 12 years ago.

Last year there were enough cellphones in circulation for every South African to have one.

In the same vein, analyst warn that the telecoms and Internet sectors of the economy should be on the cusp of a boom period, but the slow rollout of infrastructure, coupled with high unemployment and muddling regulations, are constraining it.

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