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  1. Jamie McKane

    Why your Openserve fibre or ADSL line has not been upgraded

    Why your Openserve fibre or ADSL line has not been upgraded A number of Openserve customers have complained that their fibre and ADSL connections have not been upgraded as promised. However, Openserve said its upgrades are completed and customers who did not receive upgrades have fibre or ADSL...
  2. A

    Fibre Roll-Out Project in Eersterust, Pretoria

    Good Evening All, I hope all is well. This is my first post in the forum and I was wondering if there is anyone that can help me and my community with a fibre project in the area. I have conducted a digital survey for fibre demand and have included the data that I have collected thus far based...
  3. Jamie McKane

    Which ISPs will give free Openserve fibre and ADSL speed upgrades

    Which ISPs will give free Openserve fibre and ADSL speed upgrades Openserve recently announced free line speed upgrades for fibre and ADSL subscribers. The move has received a mixed response from Internet service providers in South Africa, however.
  4. TimBru14

    Openserve free fibre and ADSL upgrades

    Hi As per a recent article posted to MyBroadband (which I have linked below), it was stated that those that are on copper based ADSL running less than 10MBps will be bumped up to 10Mbps and those running fibre less than 100Mbps will be bumped up to 100Mbps for the next 3 odd months as of today...
  5. G

    Openserve Temp Speed Upgrades

    In the light of the Openserve Temp Speed Upgrades - thought I'll open a thread for tracking of areas that have received their upgrades. Edit: Fibre and ADSL
  6. Jamie McKane

    Openserve launches free fibre and ADSL speed upgrades

    Openserve launches free fibre and ADSL speed upgrades Openserve has announced that it will upgrade the fibre and ADSL line speeds of its customers for three months, effective from 1 May 2020. "Responding to market changes as a result of COVID-19, Openserve fibre and DSL customers will enjoy...
  7. Jamie McKane

    New fibre products from Openserve

    New fibre products from Openserve Telkom has announced an agreement with the Competition Commission to change the way it offers copper and fibre wholesale broadband products. “Telkom is pleased that following concerns identified during the data services market inquiry, we were able to reach...
  8. 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...
  9. 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...
  10. 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.
  11. 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...
  12. 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?
  13. 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...
  14. 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...
  15. 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,
  16. 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...
  17. 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...
  18. 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...
  19. 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...
  20. 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...
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