1. Jan

    Rolling out fibre has become much cheaper in South Africa

    Fibre rollouts becoming much cheaper in South Africa Major fibre network operators have seen a considerable decline in the cost of rolling out fibre-to-the-home in South Africa. During a recent investor presentation by Remgro, Vumatel CEO Dietlof Mare explained that the operator's rollout cost...
  2. Jan

    Crime slows down or blocks fibre network rollouts in South Africa

    Big crime problems fibre networks face in South Africa South Africa's major fibre network operators (FNOs) are not immune to the scourge of crime that many citizens are experiencing. MetroFibre's head of fibre-to-the-home Jacques de Villiers recently said that "construction mafias" posing as...
  3. Jan

    Fibre price battle - Vumatel vs Openserve vs Frogfoot vs Metrofibre

    Fibre war in South Africa heats up South Africa's biggest fibre network operators are in a heated battle, cutting prices and increasing line speeds to win over customers. Over the past two years, the prices of fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) packages have come down significantly as demand has surged...
  4. Jan

    Fibre versus 5G uncapped price comparison

    Uncapped price war — Fibre versus 5G 5G broadband is often promoted as an alternative to fibre. However, a MyBroadband analysis shows that it is still on the high end of the pricing spectrum. The wireless technology can achieve download speeds of over 100Mbps in South Africa.
  5. Jan

    Openserve home fibre preferred over Vumatel, Vodacom, and Frogfoot - report

    New report shows Openserve preferred over Vumatel, Vodacom, and Frogfoot Analytico's 2022 South African Broadband and ISP Brand Report revealed that Openserve is the most popular fibre operator, followed by Vumatel, Vodacom, Frogfoot, and Metrofibre. The report is based on survey responses...
  6. Jan

    Frogfoot and MetroFibre taking the fibre fight to Openserve and Vumatel

    South African fibre war — Frogfoot and MetroFibre taking on big guns Frogfoot and MetroFibre are taking on Vumatel and Openserve with their rapid fibre rollouts across the country. Frogfoot currently has 334,114 homes passed and 127,416 connected, and MetroFibre passes 350,000 with 95,000...
  7. Jan

    Frogfoot selling 1Gbps fibre in small towns for less than R1,000

    Frogfoot launches 1Gbps fibre special for under R1,000 Frogfoot Networks has announced its Century Promotion, which will see participating Internet service providers (ISPs) offer discounted rates on its packages, including the top tier 1Gbps connection for less than R1,000. The promotion...
  8. Jan

    1Gbps fibre prices compared

    The Ferrari of Internet connections in South Africa pricing compared Among prominent South African ISPs, RSAWeb and Webafrica offer consumers the most affordable 1 Gbps fibre packages across four of the country's biggest fibre networks, a MyBroadband analysis shows. We compared the 1 Gbps...
  9. Jan

    We tested Herotel's claim that it has the best fibre prices in South Africa

    Best fibre prices in South Africa — Herotel's bold claims tested Herotel claims to offer the best fibre prices in South Africa, but several Internet service providers are cheaper, a MyBroadband analysis has found. Laying claim to offering the best or cheapest fibre prices is a fraught exercise.
  10. Jan

    MetroFibre increases speeds - FTTH price comparison

    Fibre price war in South Africa — MetroFibre throws down the gauntlet Comparing the latest fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) prices in South Africa from major fibre network operators (FNOs) shows that Vumatel is the most expensive for almost every speed. MetroFibre announced this week that it was...
  11. Jan

    Openserve on 1Gbps fibre - We'll launch it if we launch it

    1Gbps fibre in South Africa — two major networks are lagging behind While other major fibre networks in South Africa reach speeds of up to 1Gbps, MetroFibre and Openserve only offer download speeds of up to 500Mbps and 300Mbps, respectively. Afrihost sells Vumatel's, Frogfoot's, and Octotel's...
  12. Anthro

    Identify the device - OpenServe or Frogfoot.

    Or is it not that simple ? Moving house, RSAWEB is current ISP, but they are slow to come to the table with the change documents Need to know who to mention as the FNO with new order application Current house has Frogfoot as FNO, new house is in same area, but you can't just 'migrate' you have...
  13. Jan

    Afrihost fibre price hikes announced

    Afrihost hikes fibre prices Afrihost has started informing subscribers that they will be paying more for their fibre connections from 1 March 2022. Customers on all major fibre network operators (FNOs) will see a price increase, except for MetroFibre Networx.
  14. BamboozledAttorney

    ISP prices are up?

    Clearly there is a price increase on Afrihost's website. Current: End of December 2021: From the looks of it, even Openserve as an FNO got a price increase. Current: From last year: Same with Frogfoot: Current: From last year: Anyone knows if other ISPs are going to do an increase?
  15. Jan

    Fibre price comparison - 4Mbps to 50Mbps for less than R500

    Fibre for less than R500 — from 4Mbps to 50Mbps South Africans looking for an affordable fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) package will find a wide range of products to choose from for less than R500 per month. The prices of fibre packages are not primarily determined by the Internet Service Providers...
  16. Jan

    Cheap fibre war in South Africa - Vuma Reach, Openserve Web Connect, and Frogfoot Air

    Fibre war in South Africa — with prices starting at less than R300 per month South Africans in select neighbourhoods have the option to get a cost-effective uncapped fibre-to-the-home package from as little as R297 per month. Three of South Africa's biggest fibre network operators offer...
  17. Jan

    Biggest FTTH data consumer in South Africa - the 164TB man

    The 164TB man — South Africa's biggest data hog Based on feedback from some of South Africa's prominent fibre-to-the-home Internet service providers (ISPs), data traffic among their top users has continued to increase. The Covid-19 pandemic has spurred demand for fast and reliable Internet...
  18. Jan

    Companies that control South African telecoms - Competition Commission report

    These are the companies that control South Africa's Internet Vumatel has grown to become a dominant player in fibre-to-the-home, while Telkom's Openserve division continues to dominate when it comes to national long-distance fibre in South Africa. Vodacom and MTN remain the most dominant...
  19. Jan

    Fixed lines in South Africa declined, while mobile broadband surged - Stats SA

    Internet access surprise in South Africa Fewer South Africans had fixed-line Internet connections at home in 2020 than in 2019, but more accessed the Internet via a mobile device. That is according to Statistics South Africa's latest General Household Survey for 2020, which found around 1.5...
  20. Jan

    Uncapped FTTH price comparison

    Cheapest home fibre deals in South Africa South Africans can get an uncapped fibre package for as little as R297 per month, thanks to price cuts from fibre network operators and Internet service providers throughout 2021. Several fibre packages have download speeds ranging from 10Mbps to...