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Speed testing is commonplace in South Africa, with several online tools available to measure internet speed in addition to regular well-read reports from local publications. This fascination with connectivity speed probably stems from our history of bandwidth-limited legacy technologies coupled with highly oversubscribed networks, which have led to a great deal of frustration and distrust on the part of consumers in the past.
Despite its pivotal role in the 4th Industrial Revolution, the connectivity sphere is no different from any other business sector when it comes to profitability challenges. In the fast-moving and hyper-competitive economic environment of today, even the biggest players in ICT are under threat.
Africa is a large continent, and investors tend to pick and choose their markets based on a multitude of criteria. Some see opportunities in emerging arenas while others focus on more developed and mature opportunities.
Everywhere you look these days in urban areas and surrounding suburbs, there seems to be an advertisement for a different fibre provider. Clearly the South African internet market has come of age, and consumers – especially business customers – are benefiting from plummeting prices, increased speeds, and a myriad of package choices.