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