1. S

    Vodacom Fibre through Openserve

    hello everyone i had this dream that my family friend got Vodacom fibre "through openserive" and we watched IPTV. i walked through this estate seeing fibre all over the place.... What a weird dream right? what does it mean to dream of fibre ?
  2. M

    Fibre providers - Parklands

    Does anyone know which fibre providers are active in Thetford Road, Parklands? My body corporate is refusing to work with Frogfoot for some reason and Octotel says that this road falls outside of their network.
  3. M

    Fibre in Complex - HELP

    I am a homeowner in a complex in Parklands. I have been pushing our body corporate for the last two years to get fibre installed in the complex but they have been utterly unhelpful and uninterested. Is there anything I can do to by-pass them or legally take the matter to a higher authority?
  4. Jamie McKane

    Beware paying a fibre installer in cash

    Beware paying a fibre installer in cash MyBroadband was recently contacted by a reader who ran into issues during the installation of her fibre line. The reader requested that we did not disclose their personal details and the details of the parties involved, as the matter is not yet resolved.
  5. U

    Now that I can't get ADSL I no longer have good internet options, what do I do?

    Hi there all, I live in Linbro Park, the internet availability here... Is questionable to say the least, We had adsl here until the lines were stolen so much they decided to stop installing new ones, now our only option is LTE which is too expensive, and just not stable enough for us. The speeds...
  6. M

    Moving from Telkom to another Fibre Provider

    Hi Guys, I am trying to help my folks get rid of Telkom due to billing issues going on for a year now. They have fibre installed and I think it would be better to move them to another fibre ISP as the landline is never used anymore. Only problem is I don't have fibre at my place so I have no...
  7. Jamie McKane

    High-speed fibre in the middle of nowhere

    High-speed fibre in the middle of nowhere To find the small village of Dudfield on a map is not easy. It is located in the rural North West province and is surrounded by farms. This village of 49 homes, which is located around 30km from Lichtenburg, was built to house families who work at the...
  8. 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...
  9. 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...
  10. 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...
  11. 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...
  12. 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...
  13. 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...
  14. cobusv


    Hello Guys, has anyone tried out webconnection and what was your expierience? Pricing seems to be not bad for what you get?
  15. 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...
  16. 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!
  17. 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...
  18. 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...
  19. 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...
  20. 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.