Big Telkom ADSL growth

Telkom has released its interim results for the six months ended 30 September 2014, which show that the company has taken a big step towards obtaining one million asynchronous digital subscriber line (ADSL) subscribers.

The results, which were released on Monday, 17 November 2014, show that Telkom now has 965,046 ADSL subscribers as of September 2014, up from 898,203 the year before.

This figure excludes Telkom internal lines, but includes business, consumer, corporate, government, and wholesale customers.

Despite the growth in ADSL subscribers Telkom said that revenue from data connectivity services decreased 0.5% to R2,744 million (down from R2,757 million in September 2013), caused by a decline in Diginet and IPLC revenue due to increased competition and migration to Metro Ethernet services. This was partially offset by an increase in Metro Ethernet services and ADSL revenue.

ADSL revenue increased as a result of the 7.4% increase in ADSL subscribers.

Telkom added that the higher growth of 9.1% on Internet subscribers was supported by a 4.5% increase in Internet access and related services revenue.

The table below shows the growth of DSL in South Africa since the launch of the service in late 2002.

Date ADSL Subscribers Monthly Growth
March 2003 2669 445
September 2003 12,000 1,555
March 2004 20,313 1,386
September 2004 37,000 2,781
March 2005 58,278 3,546
September 2005 95,920 6,169
March 2006 143,509 8,037
September 2006 190,172 7,777
March 2007 255,633 10,910
September 2007 335,112 13,247
March 2008 412,190 12,846
September 2008 491,774 13,264
March 2009 548,015 9,374
September 2009 602,720 9,118
March 2010 647,462 7,457
September 2010 699,368 8,651
March 2011 751,625 8,710
September 2011 795,419 7,299
March 2012 827,091 5,279
September 2012 841,831 2,457
March 2013 870,505 4,779
September 2013 898,203 4,616
March 2014 926,944 4,790
September 2014 965,046 6,350

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