Internet Access in SA 2010: the Tweenote presentation
What follows is a tweenote presentation titled “Internet Access in SA 2010 – Tweeted”. For background: http://www.worldwideworx.com
#tweenote 1. By the end of 2011, African undersea cable capacity will increase 150-fold over the 2008 maximum
#tweenote 2. Blanket grant of licenses in SA, along with undersea cables, spark 18% growth in number of access providers
#tweenote 3. ADSL lines grew by 21% last year – versus 88% growth in mobile broadband accounts. The competition factor!
#tweenote 4. Of 1.5m wireless broadband subscriptions, only 930 00 use it as a primary form of broadband. ADSL is better
#tweenote 5. That means wireless broadband is 50% bigger than ADSL as primary form of broadband, from being level in 2008
#tweenote 6. Dial-up is down to 500 000 users. 200 000 migrated to broadband last year, the rest will follow.
#tweenote 7. ADSL in SMEs the big story: aside from the subscribers, they connected an additional 756 000 people in 2009.
#tweenote 8. Cellphone as primary form of access: 450 000 (3m use it in addition to other forms). Corporates connect 2m.
#tweenote 9. Total SA Internet user base end 2009: 5.3m. To grow to 9.9m by 2014. Academic and cellphone the big drivers.
#tweenote 10. The Experience Curve (our model) shows that usage of online services will explode from 2012. Prepare now.
That was a #tweenote presentation; a full research presentation in 10 tweets, from World Wide Worx. Thanks for following.