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  1. Hanno Labuschagne

    ADSL disconnection could happen from 1 October

    ADSL disconnection could happen from 1 October Openserve has informed Internet service providers (ISPs) of the potential termination of Resell DSL and Openserve Copper Connect (OCC) services within its existing and pre-order fibre footprints. As part of the notice, Openserve said it reserves...
  2. D

    Using a Newer Router for a VDSL Connection

    Hi all Where I am currently living there is no fibre available at the moment. Cables were dug back in February yet still no feedback on when it will be ready. I currently have MTN fixed LTE through Afrihost. However, the speeds have been quite awful, especially on weekends, hovering at under...
  3. J

    ADSL disconnecting,

    For a while now I have been having random disconnects and have been blaming it on the router being a culprit since there is no outages in the area. I have since then swapped the router and RJ-11 cable which resulted in lower pings and a more stable connection all around. This was great until the...
  4. Hanno Labuschagne

    ADSL is dying in South Africa

    ADSL is dying in South Africa Telkom's financial results for the year ended 31 March 2021 show that its fixed broadband subscribers have declined by nearly 12% year-on-year. Its fixed broadband subscriber numbers dropped from 686,525 in March 2020 to 605,807 in March 2021. While Telkom has...
  5. One Up

    Fibre vs Openserve Pure DSL

    I am moving to Rosebank, Cape Town. I have discovered Vumatel is very expensive, so I have the option of either R597 pm 20Mbps down, unknown up with Openserve DSL or R907 pm 20Mbps up and down with Vumatel Fibre. My question is, is there any disadvantage in choosing DSL over fibre? Will there...
  6. Hanno Labuschagne

    Uncapped DSL now available from Afrihost starting at R297 per month

    Uncapped DSL now available from Afrihost starting at R297 per month Afrihost has slashed the price of its Pure DSL packages with an uncapped, unshaped broadband service now available at under R300 per month. The Pure DSL price adjustments follow Openserve’s decision to upgrade speeds and cut...
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    adsl vs vdsl modem

    Hi, so i currently have a 20mbs dsl package from telkom, however I only receive speeds up to 16mbs, I am currently using a regular adsl router, will upgrading to a vdsl router give me better results? Thanks in advance for any feedback.
  8. J

    Satellite vs DSL vs Fibre vs LTE - Uncapped prices compared

    Satellite vs DSL vs Fibre vs LTE - Uncapped prices compared In South Africa, there are two major types of broadband connectivity - fixed-line and wireless. The best-priced uncapped packages are available through fixed-line connectivity like Fibre or DSL, while wireless alternatives include...
  9. GreatWmR

    How to get coverage for Naked/Pure DSL

    The company i work for has decided to change ISPs from Webonline to Afrihost But trying to sign up via afrhost just tells me that we are not covered for Pure DSL and the coverage map on Telkom says ADSL coming soon Afrihost support tells me to contact Telkom to find out about coverage Telkom...
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    DSL line cancelled without approval or reason

    Dearest Telkom, Thank you for the worst service in the world. I would like to personally thank you for the disruption in service and the additional 3G expenses I have been blessed with. Working from home is such a joy - Not to mentioning the fact that there will be a loss of income and the time...
  11. J

    Fibre vs DSL vs LTE subscribers in South Africa

    Fibre vs DSL vs LTE subscribers in South Africa Fibre has quickly become a preferred Internet connectivity option among consumers lucky enough to have coverage in their area. Those without trenched or aerial fibre coverage are presented with a choice between fixed-LTE and ADSL, both of which...
  12. T

    What upload speed can I expect on a 10Mbps DSL line?

    I currently have a 4Mbps DSL line. I checked Telkom's coverage for my area and apparently the exchange I'm on goes up to 20Mbps. So, if I upgrade to 10Mbps, what will my upload speed be, best guess?
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    BEWARE signing up for any Telkom LIT Box deal / special

    I have had enough. I am STILL waiting since the beginning December for my Telkom LIT box. "No stock no stock no stock" is the constant excuse. I COULD understand that, being December and all. But everywhere I look, from online ads to print media, I see them advertising deals, ending...
  14. Newsfeed

    ADSL continues to decline, with fibre taking the lead

    ADSL continues to decline, with fibre taking the lead Point Topic has released its latest World Broadband Statistics report, which shows the number of global fixed broadband connections stands at 889.6 million.
  15. Newsfeed

    Uncapped ADSL and Fibre – South African ISPs’ fair usage levels and throttling

    Uncapped ADSL and Fibre – South African ISPs’ fair usage levels and throttling Uncapped DSL and fibre packages are a popular option for users who consume a lot of data, but they have limitations.
  16. Kevin Lancaster

    Telkom to offer 100Mbps DSL

    Telkom to offer 100Mbps DSL Telkom CEO Sipho Maseko has revealed that they plan to deploy 100Mbps DSL services in South Africa using G.fast technology.
  17. Kevin Lancaster

    Terabit DSL could be with us soon

    Terabit DSL could be with us soon Connectivity speeds of over a terabit per second are now possible over existing copper infrastructure thanks to previously-unexploited waveguide modes.
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    Reliable and Consistent Alternatives to Afrihost

    Hi everybody :) Afrihost has been terrible in the evenings and I am on a 20 Mbps Premium Uncapped account. The service is completely unusable in the evenings. Which DSL ISP have you found to be reliable and consistent for someone who clocks in around 600 - 800 GB a month? I don't mind...
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    What is the best DSL setup I can get on a budget of R1,120 per month?

    I am in digs with 7 other Rhodes University students. The pings are too high and we have never experienced full line speed. Before I moved in, they had a WISP called iGen (www.igen.co.za) they were paying for a symmetrical 6 Mbps connection. When I moved in this year, I decided to free the digs...
  20. Kevin Lancaster

    How much more you will pay for your ADSL package from 1 April

    How much more you will pay for your ADSL package from 1 April Telkom’s analogue line rental will increase from R189 to R199 from 1 April 2017.
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