1. Hanno Labuschagne

    Big RSAWeb FTTH outage

    Big RSAWeb FTTH outage Internet service provider (ISP) RSAWeb is suffering from a widespread fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) outage. Hundreds of RSAWeb users reported problems with accessing the Internet on the outage tracking website Downdetector on Saturday, 11 May 2024.
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    Anyone have contacts in Openserve - need 7 x 500mbps lines

    So we are in desperate need of fibre infrastructure on a large farming + residential + industrial property that is a little bit outside the JHB suburb of Lenasia. Openserve is the dominant FNO in the suburb and works superbly. However, at this property, there is no last mile FTTx infrastructure...
  3. squirrel

    Charged R999 to cancel line that was never installed

    Hello, I have recently moved to a new location and require fibre internet. Despite there being an existing Octotel line, I opted for OpenServe, not thinking it would be a major thing. I placed an order with Afrihost for an OpenServe line on the 15/02 and shortly received a notification to...
  4. Hanno Labuschagne

    Openserve fibre price hikes from April 2024

    Hi everyone We've received word of fibre price hikes on Openserve's network from 1 April 2024. Would be great if you could confirm receiving communication from your ISP about these adjustments. @AfriNatic @Afrigirl @AfriGuy
  5. Hanno Labuschagne

    Prepaid fibre options in South Africa

    Prepaid fibre options in South Africa South Africans looking for highly flexible but fast and reliable broadband could look into a prepaid fibre subscription with several of the country's biggest fibre network operators (FNOs). While conventional monthly fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) packages have...
  6. KeatonRaman24

    Damaged Fibre Cable, Cost to Re-install

    Hi all, Afrihost Fibre User here (OpenServe). Two days ago my fibre ONT Box LOS (Loss of Signal) red light came on. I called Afrihost they indicated that an OpenServe Tech would pop by the next day to repair the fault. OpenServe Findings: Cannot pick up a signal between my ONT Box and Main...
  7. Hanno Labuschagne

    South Africa's biggest FTTH networks share achievements and challenges in 2023

    South Africa's biggest FTTH networks share achievements and challenges in 2023 South Africa's biggest fibre network operators (FNOs) continued to expand their fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) networks substantially in 2023. The number of people using FTTH has surged past those that had a Telkom DSL...
  8. TristiaanMTS

    Mind The Speed Support

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    Post your free speed upgrade Speedtests!

    40Mbps Telkom Fibre now at 50Mbps!
  10. Jan

    Openserve increasing fibre line speeds

    Openserve free fibre speed upgrades announced Many of Openserve's fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) customers are getting free speed upgrades in the next few months. Major Internet service provider (ISP) Afrihost, which resells Openserve FTTH packages, recently notified customers about the line speed...
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    NATted static IP and regularly changing IPv6 DP

    In short, is it actually literally impossible to have a stable IPv6 PD and a non-NAT static IP with Openserve? There's a bit of a preamble for this. I have recently had tremendous trouble with Vumatel in my area, where the service would go down for hours, almost weekly. Frustrated with this, I...
  12. Lashie130

    Vox and Openserve Connection Issue - PLEASE HELP!

    Okay so after 2 days of router reboots, router resets and a call to Vox here I am on the MyBroadband forum trying to find a fix or a answer to my issue, router is not from Vox using a Linksys WRT ACM3200. Issue started on Tuesday evening whereby playing Rocket League on my Playstation my...
  13. Hanno Labuschagne

    Government partnering with Telkom to improve South Africa's broadband coverage

    Government partnering with Telkom to improve South Africa's broadband coverage Telkom SA SOC Ltd. and the South African government are in advanced talks to partner in rolling out broadband products even as buyers flock to bid for the telecommunication company’s assets. The partnership will...
  14. Jan

    How Telkom squandered its fixed-line dominance

    How Telkom snatched defeat from the jaws of victory Telkom has squandered its competitive advantage in the fibre-to-the-home market after several strategic blunders which allowed Vumatel to become the premier provider of fibre-to-the-home in South Africa. To understand the significance of...
  15. Jan

    DSL and FTTH prices in South Africa compared - June 2023

    ADSL vs fibre prices in South Africa — the winner is clear South Africans can save a fair amount each month if they can opt for a home fibre package instead of DSL, a MyBroadband analysis has revealed. Although comparing fibre to DSL on a like-for-like basis can be challenging, it is possible...
  16. Jan

    Telkom has around 74,500 DSL customers left

    Telkom fixed-line wipeout Despite rapidly growing its fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) network in South Africa in the past year, Telkom's Openserve division lost over 200,000 fixed-line customers. According to the telecoms company's Abridged Annual Results for 2023, fixed-access lines declined from...
  17. M

    Fibre in Hillcrest, KZN - Down during loadshedding

    Calls have been logged with Openserve and we are getting notifications from ISP's, but no one is giving answers on the issue. Since Friday last week (26-05-2023), when loadshedding kicks in, the Fibre network in Hillcrest, KZN and surrounds goes down. The battery backup doesn't seem to be...
  18. Jan

    Maziv vs Openserve in homes passed, homes connected, and capex

    South Africa's fibre war Vumatel has reported a significant increase in the number of homes connected to its fibre network, once again overtaking Telkom-owned Openserve. Telkom reported higher connection numbers in a voluntary fourth-quarter trading update in February, briefly overtaking...
  19. Jan

    Vumatel and Openserve charge ISPs for downgrades

    These fibre networks punish ISPs when customers downgrade to cheaper packages At least two of South Africa's major fibre network operators (FNOs) penalise Internet service providers (ISPs) when their fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) customers downgrade to slower packages. The issue of fibre downgrade...
  20. Jan

    Telkom taps Bank of America for sale of stake in fiber unit Openserve

    Telkom kicks off sale of Openserve Telkom SA SOC has kicked off the sale of a stake in its fiber business, as it seeks to unlock value for shareholders and boost profit. The South African telecommunications group is working with Bank of America Corp. to gauge interest in the Openserve business...