MWEB free ADSL speed upgrades, uncapped price cuts

MWEB has responded to Telkom’s ADSL speed upgrades with free data speed increases and some uncapped price cuts

By - November 28, 2013
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MWEB announced today (28 November 2013) that the data speeds of its “Standard Uncapped Shaped ADSL” and “Business Basic” products will be increased at no additional cost to customers.

MWEB will also introduce a 6Mbps product and reduce the price of their 10Mbps and 20Mbps standard uncapped products.

This comes in response to Telkom’s ongoing ADSL line speed upgrades which are running from November 2013 to February 2014.

MWEB has indicated that they are unable to make changes to their premium uncapped shaped and unshaped products until Telkom reduces their charges for IPC.

A number of MWEB’s Uncapped ADSL products will be automatically migrated early next year.

If MWEB Premium Uncapped ADSL customers wish to upgrade their data products to match their new line speeds, they should call MWEB to discuss the options available.

“Whilst we welcome Telkom’s initiative to double the access line speeds at no extra costs to the end-user, ISP’s cannot be expected to absorb the costs of a corresponding increase in data products,” said Derek Hershaw, CEO of MWEB ISP.

“We are currently in discussions with Telkom around a significant reduction in their wholesale IPC charges,” he said.

“If these are not immediately forthcoming we will be referring the matter to the Competition Commission, asking them to intervene as a matter of urgency and force the issue. We can then pass on the full benefits of the line speed upgrades to all of our customers.”

MWEB Standard Uncapped product changes: Data only prices

From To Effect
2Mbps R199 New
2Mbps R239 4Mbps R239 R0
4Mbps R359 6Mbps R359 R0
10Mbps R749 10Mbps R599 Saving R150
20Mbps R1 499 20 Mbps R1 199 Saving R300

MWEB Business Basic Uncapped DSL product changes:

From To Effect
1 Mbps R297 2 Mbps R297 R0
2 Mbps R613 4 Mbps R613 R0
4 Mbps R1083 10 Mbps R1083 R0
10 Mbps R 1953 10 Mbps R1083 Saving R870

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