2005 was a good year for broadband in South Africa – Vodacom’s 3G services started to take off, MTN launched its first mobile broadband services, and Telkom slashed the price of its ADSL products.
At the time, the price of 2GB of mobile data was R1,198, while a 384kbps ADSL connection from Telkom cost R449.
Fast forward ten years, and Telkom is offering a 2Mbps ADSL service for R165, while the price of 2GB of mobile data is R99.
Unfortunately not all prices plummeted. A megabyte of out-of-bundle data still costs R2, and we are paying far more for petrol, DStv, and food.
Too see how prices in South Africa have changed from January 2005 to January 2015, MyBroadband selected a few popular products and put together the infographic embedded below.