SOUTH AFRICA DIAL-UP MARKET HITS CEILING

Internet

Growth in internet access among the public is crawling along, with the dial-up market experiencing no subscriber growth for the first time since the industry was launched in 1993. This is one of the findings of the World Wide Worx's annual study of the South African internet access industry.

However, solid growth in corporate usage and dramatic uptake of broadband has helped to push the number of people with internet access up by 5%, the report said. According to The Goldstuck Report: Internet Access in South Africa 2005, 3.6 million people will have access to the internet at the end of 2005.

This means growth in 2005 ticked up from 4% in 2004 to 5% in 2005, giving one in every 12 South Africans access to the internet.

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