1. ControlAltDelete

    Octotel ONT config on Zyxel router

    Hi guys, I've been having this issue on three different Zyxel routers. Seems I get intermittent connection due to DNS issues. Tried asking Octotel about the config on the ONT which is remotely managed but they refuse to give me more info so I basically cant configure any of these three routers...
  2. Jamie McKane

    Octotel looking to buy fibre networks

    Octotel looking to buy fibre networks Octotel is looking for fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) networks to acquire, CEO Trevor van Zyl has told MyBroadband. The company has just concluded an acquisition for an undisclosed amount of Samarlink (Pty) Ltd, a local Plettenberg Bay FTTH operator which...
  3. S

    Octotel 1Gb Line - Actual Speeds?

    I’ve signed up to a 1000/100 line with Octotel (unfortunately) through Cool Ideas. I’m in an apartment block with <40 units, Southern Suburbs CT. I’ve had the line for the past month or so and fastest speeds I’ve gotten were 600-700 with the average around 400ish. Could someone confirm...
  4. N

    Is Octotel still bad in Blouberg?

    I'm currently in Milnerton on a 100/50 with Afrihost/Openserve and its been the best internet experience of my life. Literally no problems whatsoever. I might be moving back to Blouberg side. When I lived there last year I was on Octotel 100/25 with Webafrica and Afrihost. I changed ISP's...
  5. Jamie McKane

    Octotel explains changes to fibre-to-the-home products

    Octotel explains changes to fibre-to-the-home products Octotel informed Internet service providers in July that it would introduce significant changes to its wholesale fibre-to-the-home product portfolio. It will be completely restructuring the wholesale costs and available line speeds on its...
  6. nicksoper

    Octotel Price Changes Coming 1 September 2020

    Thought this was worth sharing, doesn't seem to be on the forum yet. Octotel are making big changes to their line speed profiles and prices from September. This will impact the cost all ISPs will be charging for services over Octotel and the speeds available for Octotel users going forward from...
  7. M

    Project Managers Essential ?

    I understand that fibre network providers (Frogfoot, Octotel, SADV, etc) are still running during this lockdown time but does anyone know if their project managers are still working?
  8. N

    Octotel CPT packet loss+slow speeds

    I am based in Parklands with Seacom internet. I have a 100/25Mbps line and for the last 9 months i have had lovely internet. This evening however I found myself with 5% packet loss and unable to get even 10Mbps download. Traceroute shows that the packet loss is on hop 1 from my router, so either...
  9. T

    FTTH for Bridgetown/Silvertown/Parktown/Kewtown area (Cape Town)

    It's been really crazy october. I started a petition for fibre at the beginning of this month to get people to vouch for fibre in our area. With the help of our community-based whatsapp and facebook groups, I managed to gather over 295 responses from the petition within to 2 weeks which was...
  10. Jamie McKane

    Octotel to expand network beyond Cape Town

    Octotel to expand network beyond Cape Town Octotel plans to expand its fibre network beyond Cape Town from 2020 onwards, MD Rob Gilmour told MyBroadband. Gilmour stated that until now, Octotel has only focused on Cape Town for its network rollout.
  11. J

    Kuilsriver Highbury and Highbury Park

    So, Here I am again. Trying to get some answers out of the 10's of fiber providers. SADV being the worst and the biggest liars ever, Last year at a community meeting for the area SADV promised that by end of March 2019 fiber trenching would have started in the area. Its not almost a year later...
  12. Jamie McKane

    Octotel reaches over 100,000 homes passed

    Octotel reaches over 100,000 homes passed Octotel announced that its fibre network has now reached more than 100,000 homes passed, making it the first independent fibre network operator to reach this milestone in the Cape. The fibre network is Cape Town's largest open-access FTTH provider, and...
  13. G

    Fibre installations into estates

    We are a small estate in the Western Cape and we own all infrastructure within the estate. Telkom has installed their lines in our communications infrastructure first as we needed access to landlines and ADSL. Now that Octotel and Frogfoot fibre has finally arrived, they are not willing to...
  14. cavedog

    MTN SuperSonic Feedback

    So Openserve went live on 24 December 2018. I placed my order with SuperSonic on 25 December 2018. SuperSonic called me on 27 December 2018 to confirm my order and Tell me I don't have coverage :rolleyes: so when I told him check Openserve website coverage confirmed and account created and moved...
  15. simmakombe

    Beware of eNetworks (GoTurbo) debit orders!

    I had pre-ordered fibre internet with eNetworks t/a @goturbo as they are offering an attractive deal, they started debiting from my account despite Muizenberg area not having any fibre infrastructure installed. Their phones always go unanswered, I finally managed to get hold of their accounts...
  16. G

    Octotel Fibre - Hagley Kuilsriver

    Hi ladies and gents in Hagley / Summerville Kuilsriver CPT, can you please pop over to Octotel's website, hit the coverage map and show interest. Got feedback from Octotel representative a few hours ago: "We do not require any specific number of sign ups in order to consider an area for...
  17. S

    Rubbish Octotel Service

    So my internet goes down and with the help of my ISP we trace the fault back to Octotel. A simple line reset is required, but I am advised by my ISP that they can't do anything about it now as it is after 17:00 "and Octotel won't answer their phones after 17:00". The only thing to be done is for...
  18. simmakombe

    Muizenberg Fibre

    Anyone with fibre (FTTH) updates in Muizenberg area? I have been trying to get answers from Octotel but their communication is not so great.
  19. M

    Cool Ideas\Octotel router

    Hi guys Just wondering what router they give you? Do you also have a Ubiquiti Unifi AP? I'm keen to hear your experiences pre and post Ubiquiti. Trying to determine if I really will need one.
  20. THEfonz

    Octotel Fibre Fresnaye phase 1 completion date?

    Hi Guys So does anyone have any inside info on when this area will go live? According to the Octotel Website, it should be within October. According to the the lady i spoke to on the phone, by end of October. i can see the Fibre installation into my complex and to the node within the...