1. indiebio

    How to get fibre to a rural area? E.g. to Hopefield from Langebaan

    I'm considering a lifestyle move to Hopefield, and wondering what the possibility is of getting fibre internet there. I recently learned that Langebaan has fibre, which is close to Hopefield (about 25km). What are all the bits required to make this happen? E.g. the actual fibre, the last...
  2. L

    Comparing Fibre ISP Pricing (on Frogfoot)

    I have noticed that the packages listed on the frogfoot packages portal ain't exactly what I would call accurate. Some of the pricing is wrong, some of the terms are wrong, some of the packages don't even exist on the ISP's website etc etc. Looking then at the slew of fibre isp comparing sites...
  3. Z

    PowerBeam ISO 400 low throughput - not aligned

    Hello all Just deployed a PtP with PBE ISO Gen2's to send a 200/100 fibre internet connection over 500m with Complete clear LoS. *Currently installled with "point and shoot" installation (no proper alignment yet - need to get some scaffolds to reach the height) and I get the signal and...
  4. RedViking

    Web Africa Telkom LTE (FIXED) R899 - 150GB FUP - 10Mbps Speed

    Is this a good deal? 1. I am currently paying almost R650 for ADSL (220 Telkom + 420 Axxess) for less than 4Mbps line and use about 120-150GB a month. But my line is mostly consistent for 95% of the time. 2. Will the Telkom Fixed LTE be reliable? (from your experience)I know it will also...
  5. 5

    Wireless Range Issues with ISP TP-Link Router

    So I recently got fibre in my area and immediately signed with an ISP and after installation I was provided with a free router - a TP-Link Archer C20. Up until then I had been using a Zyxel AMG1302-t11c for my ADSL, which I was aware can be used for Fibre as well, however due to not having...
  6. Jamie McKane

    Fibre vs LTE - The option that saves you money

    Fibre vs LTE - The option that saves you money Webafrica recently launched an uncapped LTE service, offering users a wireless alternative to the uncapped offerings provided by fibre and DSL ISPs. Webafrica had already launched capped Telkom fixed-LTE packages on a month-to-month basis, but the...
  7. cobusv


    Hello Guys, has anyone tried out webconnection and what was your expierience? Pricing seems to be not bad for what you get?
  8. Jamie McKane

    When fixed-LTE is cheaper than fibre in South Africa

    When it is cheaper to get fibre instead of fixed LTE in South Africa Getting fibre-to-the-home if it is available in your area is not necessarily a no-brainer, according to research from adjunct professor Brian Armstrong, the chair in digital business at the Wits Business School. Armstrong’s...
  9. cobusv

    Fibre - Randfontein

    Just saw on Evotels website that fibre is finally coming to Randfontein, i'm sure that is some good news for the 'teiners!
  10. Jamie McKane

    Buying a house with fibre - Why you shouldn't trust the coverage map

    Buying a house with fibre - Why you shouldn't trust the coverage map The presence of an Internet connection can be a major consideration for South African property buyers, especially considering the better performance and pricing offered by fibre compared to legacy technology. This was true in...
  11. P

    Better ISP than Afrihost?

    I've been with Afrihost for a number of years now but due to their horrible customer service with my Fibre order I want to mov to a new ISP. I was hoping someone would be able to assist with choosing a new ISP - one who actually replies to queries in a timely manner. I'm currently living in...
  12. Jamie McKane

    The cheapest and most expensive fibre networks in South Africa

    The cheapest and most expensive fibre networks in South Africa One of the biggest advantages fibre has over ADSL is its reduced costs, and this is due in part to the proliferation of open-access networks and the competition between fibre providers. Major networks including Vumatel, Openserve...
  13. Jamie McKane

    Interesting results in 2019 Fibre and ISP survey

    Interesting results in 2019 Fibre and ISP survey MyBroadband's 2019 ISP Survey has revealed that fibre is the preferred broadband connection of IT professionals and tech-savvy consumers. The survey was completed by 2,000 MyBroadband readers, many of whom work in the ICT industry.
  14. Z

    VUMA which ISP

    Hi people What is the best ISP on VUMA in the Southern Burb area. When I say "best" I just mean ISP that rarely has any issues line gets the speed or damn close to what I am paying for. Should there be issue it get resolved quick and smoothly. I am with Afrihost on ADSL and the line works I...
  15. Jamie McKane

    The simple reason why fibre is much cheaper than ADSL in South Africa

    The simple reason why fibre is much cheaper than ADSL in South Africa Uncapped fibre-to-the-home is now much cheaper than comparable ADSL or VDSL services in South Africa. The main reason for the pricing difference is that Telkom forces all ADSL and VDSL subscribers to pay R200.74 per month...
  16. D

    Lightspeed in Swellendam?

    Hi everyone, I'm curious to know if anyone has the cybersmart lightspeed fibre connected to their home in Swellendam. I heard a rumour that some folks had been connected near me. The fibre trunking runs by my front gate but I'm unsure if there has been any fibre actually installed. My...
  17. J

    Help with Afrihost/Openserve PPPOE over Mikrotik

    I've been using my Mikrotik RB433UAH for years as a gateway for my 10Mb ADSL connection and by now I have it configured just the way I need it with NAT and Firewall Rules. The Mikrotik would initiate the PPPOE connection and my up/down speeds we're always 100% (10Mb down and 1Mb up) I have...
  18. Jamie McKane

    Register now for the 2019 Fibre Conference

    Register now for the 2019 Fibre Conference The 2019 MyBroadband Fibre Conference will take place on Wednesday 17 July at The Venue in Houghton. Radio 702’s Aki Anastasiou will serve as MC for the event and will be joined by expert speakers, including SEACOM CDO Suveer Ramdhani and Octotel CEO...
  19. WebAfrica Helper

    New Webafrica Network Migration

    Webafrica wants to know your feedback about our new shiny network: :) As reported by My Broadband in May, Webafrica is in the process of migrating to our own infrastructure. The platform is now ready and we have started quietly migrating some of our own staff accounts in the background in...
  20. B

    This what you can expect: Webafrica.

    Some feedback on Webafrica, I have been having issues with them and they are not responding. Back in the old days the ISPs always blamed Telkom and their ADSL / VDSL infrastructure. With fibre you can clearly see where the problem is. These are my speedtests from Webafrica: Local (This is to...