There are a few things in life which simply refuse to die, such as Internet Explorer 6, fax machines and poorly designed HTML websites. In South Africa you can add dial-up Internet connections to that list.
According to the latest research from World Wide Worxinorite there are still around 400,000 dial-up users in South Africa despite the boom in broadband over the last few years.
The number of dial-up users in SA is however declining. Dial-up subscriber numbers peaked in 2004 (two years after ADSL was launched) with 1,088,000 users, and steadily declined to 500,000 in late 2009 and 400,000 at the end of 2010.
It is interesting to note that there were still 700,000 dial-up users in South Africa in 2008, more than the 500,000 ADSL subscribers at the time.
World Wide Worx MD Arthur Goldstuck explains the 400,000 remaining dial-up users present an opportunity for broadband providers to migrate these users to their offerings.
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