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  1. Jan

    Cybersmart sells significant minority stake to Infra Impact

    Infra Impact acquires large stake in Cybersmart Cybersmart has announced that Infra Impact Mid-Market Infrastructure Fund 1 has acquired a significant minority stake in the ISP. Infra Impact Mid-Market Infrastructure Fund 1 has a target size of R1.5 billion and focuses on telecommunications...
  2. K

    How is Cybersmart 500Mbps uncapped?

    Hey. I’m moving into an apartment building and need to get good reliable internet for my job. I noticed there is already a Cybersmart Lightspeed fibre box installed in the apartment. Haven’t really looked at them before now, I see they offer 500Mbps for R899. How are they able to provide that...
  3. Jan

    RIP Axxess free 1GB ADSL account

    Axxess ends free ADSL account Once upon a time ISPs would give South Africans free ADSL data to let us try out their services.
  4. J

    Can anyone vouch for Cybersmart

    Does anyone have expirience with Cybersmart's fibre offerings, specifically on Openserve? How is their general customer support and uptime? Ignoring the usual names (Afrihost, CISP, Websquad) as alternatives.
  5. Jan

    South Africa's biggest data users of 2021

    The Petabyte squad — South Africa’s biggest data hogs in 2021 At least three fibre-to-the-home users in South Africa consumed more than 1 petabyte (1,000TB) of data during 2021, according to major fibre Internet Service Providers (ISPs) in the country. Point Topic's Broadband Tariff Benchmark...
  6. Jan

    MyBroadband Q4 2021 ISP speed test results

    There is one ISP in South Africa with an average speed of over 100Mbps MyBroadband Insights has released its latest speed test results, revealing that Cybersmart is the Internet service provider (ISP) with the highest average speed. The speed test results are based on data collected through...
  7. Jan

    ISPs with the highest average speeds in South Africa - end Aug-Nov 2021

    ISPs with the highest speeds in South Africa Research by MyBroadband Insights revealed that Cybersmart, Webafrica, and Cool Ideas have the highest average performance on their networks. The research is based on 1.9 million speed tests performed on MyBroadband’s speed test website and its speed...
  8. Anthro

    Routing issues.. Cybersmart Lightspeed to Azure

    I am again having routing issues, this time on my home ISP to servers and services in Azure. Worked last week, now no longer... What is going on with the network layers between Service Providers these days ? Do Cybersmart or Lightspeed even have a representative on here ? I can SSH to this...
  9. Jan

    Active Ethernet vs GPON - the price of fibre in South Africa

    Why you pay more for faster fibre in South Africa For fibre network operators who have built their infrastructure using Active Ethernet technology, it costs them no more to offer a 10Mbps line than it does 1Gbps. Gigabit Passive Optical Network (GPON), an alternative technology, works on...
  10. M

    Fibre activation issue

    I have an issue regarding activation of Fibre in my place, apparently there's an arder placed already for my adress under Vumatel, and now everytime when I try to apply for Fibre I get rejected due to an order that already exist with my adress. Currently I would like to get Fibre activated...
  11. Anthro

    Ubiquiti AirCube AC WiFi Router | ACB-AC VLAN on WAN Support ?

    Hello Everyone. My Fibre connection from Cybersmart Lightspeed uses VLAN on the WAN connection, anyone that can comment on the ACB-AC ability to do this, or have one of these that can comment on the performance as a router ? https://scoop.co.za/ubiquiti-aircube-ac-wifi-router-acb-ac.html
  12. J

    R199 uncapped fibre and ADSL top-up accounts launched

    R199 uncapped fibre and ADSL top-up accounts launched Cybersmart recently launched a lockdown special, offering everyone with an ADSL or Openserve fibre line 20GB anytime data and 100GB after-hours data for free every month. This promotion is valid for the duration of the lockdown to help...
  13. J

    Free ADSL and Openserve fibre data from Cybersmart during lockdown

    Free ADSL and Openserve fibre data from Cybersmart during lockdown Cybersmart is offering everyone with an ADSL or Openserve fibre line free data to help them during the lockdown. Cybersmart CTO Laurie Fialkov told MyBroadband they will offer subscribers 20GB anytime data and 100GB after-hours...
  14. J

    Cybersmart Lockdown Special - R399 for uncapped 1Gbps fibre on prepaid

    Cybersmart Lockdown Special - R399 for uncapped 1Gbps fibre on prepaid Cybersmart has launched new fibre specials, including a 1-year prepaid service which offers an uncapped 1Gbps connection during the lockdown for R399 per month. Cybersmart CTO Laurie Fialkov told MyBroadband its LightSpeed...
  15. J

    The day Cybersmart founder Laurie Fialkov thought he lost everything

    The day Cybersmart founder Laurie Fialkov thought he lost everything Cybersmart is one of South Africa’s most successful Internet service providers (ISPs), and it is a prominent fibre-to-the-home network player in Cape Town. The company’s fibre network covers thousands of residential buildings...
  16. J

    Why multiple fibre networks are not in the same areas

    Why multiple fibre networks are not in the same areas While South Africans may want more than one fibre provider in their neighbourhood or estate, there are barriers preventing this from taking place. In 2017, Cybersmart founder Laurie Fialkov stated that fibre users must beware of the evils...
  17. J

    Cybersmart ADSL - Why is the email support so bad?

    A request went unanswered for more than 24 hours that I eventually had to make a call to their support number to sort out. Why do they bother offering email support, if they aren't going to respond? Using the escalate address mentioned in the auto-reply did bugger all. I assume it must be an...
  18. J

    Where you can get Cybersmart’s 500Mbps uncapped fibre for R899

    Where you can get Cybersmart’s 500Mbps uncapped fibre for R899 Cybersmart recently announced an upgrade to its Lightspeed uncapped fibre service, offering speeds of up to 500Mbps for R899 per month. The ISP previously offered subscribers an uncapped 400Mbps service for R1,499 per month, but...
  19. J

    Cybersmart's 500Mbps uncapped fibre vs BitCo, Supersonic, and GigaGo

    Cybersmart's 500Mbps uncapped fibre vs BitCo, Supersonic, and GigaGo Cybersmart and BitCo recently unveiled new fibre packages for the local market. Cybersmart now offers a 500Mbps Lightspeed uncapped fibre service for R899 per month, while BitCo launched uncapped fibre packages on Vumatel's...
  20. Anthro

    Cybersmart Throttling my router

    As of yesterday all of a sudden I get only 50Mbps throughput on my own fibre router, vs my full 400Mbps on their supplied router. Scaly buggers.
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