openserve

  1. Jamie McKane

    Cool Ideas hits back at Openserve criticism

    Cool Ideas hits back at Openserve criticism Cool Ideas recently announced fibre price increases on the Openserve and Vumatel networks which will come into effect from 1 March 2020. Cool Ideas explained that all of the fibre networks that they offer products through operate on an open-access...
  2. Jamie McKane

    Openserve killing ISP profits with IPC charges

    Openserve killing ISP profits with IPC charges Openserve’s IP Connect (IPC) prices are so high that many South African Internet service providers (ISPs) are losing money on these fibre clients. This is the word from many of South Africa’s largest ISPs, who spoke to MyBroadband about...
  3. Jamie McKane

    Slow Internet in South Africa - Repairs will take 3 weeks

    Slow Internet in South Africa - Repairs will take 3 weeks Openserve said that all the cable breaks are expected to be repaired on 25 February 2020. This schedule is subject to weather conditions and other external factors.
  4. V

    Openserve National Fibre Network

    Good day all I am looking for assistance in getting a clear image of Openserve's National Fibre Grid including Points of Presence. I have been able to get my hands on quite a few but they are blurry and unclear and I cannot make out areas on the map. Tried calling Openserve and requested...
  5. R

    Need Help picking isp for Openserve Fibre

    My family and i are moving to a new location where openserve fibre is available. We use a lot of data because of streaming, gaming and 4k video editing etc. I am looking for a provider that has no throttling, unshapped etc. Can anyone suggest good isps?
  6. Jamie McKane

    Openserve CEO Alphonzo Samuels to retire

    Openserve CEO Alphonzo Samuels to retire Openserve CEO Alphonzo Samuels will retire on 31 March 2020 after 36 years of service at Telkom. During his time at Telkom, Samuels served in many roles, including broadband officer, managing executive for network infrastructure provisioning, and group...
  7. Lifeofagambler

    2 ONT's faulty in one day? Whats going on Axxess and Openserve????

    I signed up for fibre with Axxess and Openserve this the beginning of October and had my installation done and activated a couple of days later, being a total noob to fibre i was impressed since i've always heard horror stories 20+ days wait times. About a week later, the dreaded load shedding...
  8. N

    Openserv 200+MB speeds

    Hi Do anyone know if ever in the future that we can expect speeds upto 1 gigabit for Openserve? Regards,
  9. 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...
  10. M

    Seeking Contact Information for Telkom / OpenServe

    I am a Master's Student at Rhodes University doing my thesis on South Africa's Internet Economy. Part of it requires that I conduct an interview with a senior official who has intimate knowledge of Telkom's internet infrastructure (optic fibre, copper cables, ADSL and so on). I am hoping someone...
  11. Jamie McKane

    The plan to flip Openserve customers to other networks

    The plan to flip Openserve customers to other networks Fibre customers in South Africa are acutely aware of a notable pricing difference between ISP packages running on Openserve's infrastructure compared to packages through other fibre operators. Local ISPs set higher prices for Openserve...
  12. Jamie McKane

    Vumatel overtakes Openserve as biggest FTTH operator in South Africa

    Vumatel overtakes Openserve as biggest FTTH operator in South Africa The latest statistics for South Africa’s fibre market from Africa Analysis show that in March 2019, 1.39 million homes had access to an FTTH connection and 453,000 were connected. Wayne D’Sa, the managing director of...
  13. Jamie McKane

    Why Openserve customers pay more for fibre in South Africa

    Why Openserve customers pay more for fibre in South Africa MyBroadband has run several fibre package comparisons across multiple ISPs, and the results have largely reflected a competitive and healthy ISP industry which benefits the consumer. They also portrayed an interesting difference in...
  14. J

    Help with Afrihost/Openserve PPPOE over Mikrotik

    I've been using my Mikrotik RB433UAH for years as a gateway for my 10Mb ADSL connection and by now I have it configured just the way I need it with NAT and Firewall Rules. The Mikrotik would initiate the PPPOE connection and my up/down speeds we're always 100% (10Mb down and 1Mb up) I have...
  15. Jamie McKane

    The best 100Mbps uncapped fibre packages on Openserve and Vumatel

    The best 100Mbps uncapped fibre packages on Openserve and Vumatel Fibre is continuing to take market share from ADSL in South Africa as customers move from ageing copper technology to more reliable infrastructure. Telkom has even begun actively transferring ADSL customers to newer technologies...
  16. Nimz

    ISP - 2 concurrent connections - Fibre

    As per the title, are there any ISP's that offer 2 concurrent connections on Fibre (for data)? I have my office(40Mbps) and home(100Mbps) which both have Fibre on Openserve infrastructure Basically looking at getting 1 x 100Mbps uncapped account to use at both locations if possible. If not -...
  17. fundutzi

    Fibre options, CPT, Van Riebeeckshof; Vumatel, Openserve, DFA, Mitsol

    Dear All, Need some input please. Questions please. a. If assessment is accurate in maps, which infrastructure would you recommend? b. Is Openserve and Telkom the same ito infrastructure? c. Do i have to approach the data provider to arrange this installation, or, can the infrastructure...
  18. C

    Fibre in Overport Area

    Anyone has information when we might get fibre in Overport/ Asherville area? I'm on the west side of Brickfield road towards Asherville. In the last month or so, the ADSL connection has been really pathetic (10 mbps, getting closer to 2 mbps). Telkom says there are a lot of cable faults in the...
  19. S

    How to become an openserve contractor

    Hi Anyone with information on how to become an openserve contractor. I have a small IT and Telecoms company and looking at doing some fiber home installations for them. Your advise would be greatly appreciated. I tried contacting them and also Telkom but it seems like their operating openserve...
  20. S

    Cool Ideas / Openserve Fibre - Poor Upload Speeds on TP-Link Archer C20 V4 [resolved]

    Hi guys I signed up for a 100mbps up / 50mbps down fibre line on the Openserve network in November. The line was installed quickly, and was very fast initially on both upload and download speeds. It was averaging 75-93mbps down, and 40-50mbps up. However, over the last few weeks, I noticed...
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