Responding to critics regarding its USB-based CDMA data service, Neotel says it is currently evaluating various different devices and will soon offer an instrument that connects via an Ethernet port.

However, executives would not be drawn on timelines, saying only that it is evaluating options and will launch a service when it's got all the elements in place.
Chief technology officer Angus Hay says the initial consumer offering, which allows data access via a USB connection, is intended for the dial-up replacement market rather than the more sophisticated user.
He says there are still upwards of 1-million dial-up Internet users in South Africa.