Like many nations in the world, South Africa is currently moving towards a converged solution to its broadband and telecommunications needs. Download speeds vary depending on the package you choose and the area in which you live and from late 2009 local provider Telkom began offering packages with maximum speeds of between 8Mbps and 12Mbps.
Cheaper packages of 384Kbps and upwards are more common in South Africa, with recent speeds of up to 2 MBPS now available.
A growing number of people are using mobile broadband as opposed to fixed line ADSL options.
From late 2009 local provider Telkom began offering packages with maximum speeds of between 8Mbps and 12Mbps.
Wireless data speeds are extremely good with more compettition than fixed line operators.