Recent content by Chris.Geerdts

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    When Telkom switches off ADSL, this will happen

    That's a good question. I did the Telkom conversion to fibre myself at my office to try out the system as part of my research. They used my existing copper on the pole as a "draw-wire" to pull through the trees and then through the ceiling to the Wi-Fi router, so that piece was taken by them...
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    Telkom to kill and replace ADSL

    WISPs must have been giving good service, otherwise they would not have grown their business so strikingly in both dense urban and sparse rural areas and eaten into the DSL market so dramatically. I did the census for WAPA last year, and have access to some of their historical numbers, and their...
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    Telkom to kill and replace ADSL

    Wireless ISPs (WISPs) cover much of the country and some do site surveys if there is interest from a new area. It's worth looking at. If you choose a good one (at least a WAPA member) you can get very good service and line quality
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    Rain 5G uncertainty

    Yes, it will be interesting to see, especially around the larger bundle sizes, and considering the popularity of uncapped on fibre
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    Best fibre packages for Netflix in South Africa

    I'm trying the Home Connect (added R100/m for the 200/200). Poor customer service thus far, but the speeds are refreshing
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    Criminals arrested for stealing cellular batteries

    Or 'not charged' due to 'lack of battery' :)
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    Rain 5G uncertainty

    What 5G pricing information are you looking at, out of interest?
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    Rain 5G uncertainty

    The 3GPP release candidate for 5G includes sub 6GHz spectrum. The key in this respect is the NR or New Radio technology. Mybb discussed the spectrum last year already : https://mybroadband.co.za/news/cellular/284280-rain-launches-5g-network-hits-250mbps-download-speeds.html There they mention...
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    Best fibre packages for Netflix in South Africa

    That may have been but I've been looking at these numbers for a few years now and don't recall the 20Mpbs number. In March 2014 there was mention of Super HD (Mbps and no UHD). In July 2014, the 25Mbps number appeared in Netflix. It is probably more the case that their compression algorithms...
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    Criminals arrested for stealing cellular batteries

    I am assuming (and hoping) that when a syndicate is arrested, it means that the ringleaders are included
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    Best fibre packages for Netflix in South Africa

    I think Cisco uses 18Mbps as the UHD throughput estimate in their VNI forecasts. That is 28% lower than the 25Mbps (quite a big difference) but also significant because it assumes you can run UHD on a 20Mbps, whereas the article would imply that you cannot. I think Cisco version is closer to...
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    Motor Ombudsman (MIOSA) experiences

    Sounds like you were lucky. We have a case worker, but that was in May
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    Motor Ombudsman (MIOSA) experiences

    OK. That's encouraging. I've asked them a few times and they said they don't work to timeframes. Somewhere on their site it says '30 days from receipt of all available information' but when I call in they can't explain what that means. By any measure, my complaint has been several months...
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    Motor Ombudsman (MIOSA) experiences

    Hi. I see there were some entries on this but a while ago. A few months after lodging a very serious complaint, I have had absolutely nothing back and no idea of how long they plan to take to handle the case I wondered if anyone has experienced a helpful outcome?
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    Best fibre packages for Netflix in South Africa

    Yup, I'm on Frogfoot and, as you indicate, I get a lot more bandwidth for the same price points shown in the article.
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