Telkom increases ADSL subscriber base
South Africa’s state-owned fixed line operator released its annual results for the year ended 31 March 2012, and revealed its subscriber base numbers. The company attracted an increase in users of ADSL, adding over 75 000 new users in the last year.
Currently Telkom has 827 091 ADSL subscribers, which increased from 751 625 in March 2011.
Telkom CEO Nombulelo Moholi said that the huge subscriber base helps the recovery from lost revenue from voice services.
“We are enabling our target offering through high speeds and capped and uncapped offerings which consistently provide greater value for the same price,” she said.
Although Telkom added more ADSL subscribers to their current base, the company has been experiencing a decline in the adoption of their service over the last couple of years. While it has 827 091 ADSL subscribers, it only grew the base by 5 279 in March.
This is compared to the 13 247 new accounts it added to its network in September 2007.
Since March 2008, the amount of new users signing up for Telkom’s ADSL has been on a steady decline. In March 2009 it added 9 374 accounts and in March 2010 only added 7 457 new accounts.
Charlie Fripp – Consumer Tech editor