Neotel has recently launched its Neobroadband Booster service, allowing its Neobroadband Fibre subscribers to increase their speed with a simple to use bandwidth portal.
Neotel’s NeoBroadband Fibre products offer speeds of 1Mbps, 2Mbps, 5Mbps, 10Mbps, and 15Mbps. Subscribers on the lower speeds can easily increase their base speed to up to 15Mbps using the Neotel portal.
Users can increase their speed for periods ranging between 1 hour and 24 hours, and although there is a cost for this upgrade, the bandwidth used during this period will not count towards the subscriber’s monthly fair use limit.
This service was developed by Neotel for the South African market, and although it currently is only available on the company’s fibre service, they are testing it for other platforms.
MyBroadband was given access to a live NeoBroadband Fibre site, and the performance of the bandwidth on demand service was impressive.
A web based speed test was performed on the 1Mbps fibre broadband connection, and the real world speed (download and upload) was just under 1Mbps.
After logging in to the Neotel customer portal and upgrading the line speed to 15Mbps (which is done with a few clicks), another speed test was performed. The real world speed jumped to 15Mbps immediately.
The simplicity of the system and the immediacy of the speed upgrade was striking.
Abid Lateef Qadiri, Neotel’s chief business solutions executive, said that many of the company’s Neobroadband Fibre customers are already using the system.
Qadiri explained that the uses vary from company to company, adding that 15Mbps speed boosts often occur towards month-end.