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  1. Z

    Openserve fibre with Home-Connect ISP: How to use with my own router if my own router does not support VPN

    My setup: I have 25mbps download / upload with Home Connect on Openserve fibre. I have a Hauwei B525 as the first modem/router and use Google Wifi routers for my mesh wifi. The problem with Google Wifi is that it does not have ability to configure a VPN which is required when using Home Connect...
  2. L

    OpenServe/Home Connect - L2TP connection drops after reboot

    The L2TP connection won’t reconnect after I reboot my router. Does anyone know why this happens/why I can't reconnect/what I can do to avoid this from happening in future?
  3. Jan

    Cheapest fibre network operators in South Africa

    Fibre price war — Cheapest network operators in South Africa A fibre-to-the-home price analysis revealed that Openserve and Frogfoot are the most affordable fibre network operators, while Metrofibre is the most expensive. This analysis followed price cuts by two of South Africa’s largest fibre...
  4. Jan

    Cheapest fibre deals by line speed in South Africa

    Cheapest fibre-to-the-home deals in South Africa South Africans can now get uncapped fibre packages starting from as little as R299 per month thanks to substantial price cuts in the past year. Openserve, Frogfoot, Vumatel, MetroFibre, Herotel, and Octotel were among the fibre network operator...
  5. J

    Openserve ONT

    I have bit the bullet and pre ordered openserve fibre and wanted to know what ont they install and what is the power rating. I have a backup battery for my adsl router and want to repurpose it for the fibre install. Also i am buying my own router so i need to decide which one is going to be more...
  6. fundutzi

    How to order Dark fibre?

    Dear All, It is my understanding one would rather order fibre using DFA as back end if this is available at an address. The address in question has access to: a. Openserve b. TTconnect c. Dark Fibre d. Vuma, maybe. Questions, please could you assist? 1. Is my understanding correct...
  7. Jan

    Fibre-to-the-home price comparison - Vumatel and Octotel join the price war

    Fibre price war — Vumatel and Octotel join the fight Fibre network operators and Internet service providers (ISPs) in South Africa have slashed the price of fibre-to-the-home products in recent months. Openserve started the price war in March when it upgraded speeds and cut prices on its fibre...
  8. One Up

    Fibre vs Openserve Pure DSL

    I am moving to Rosebank, Cape Town. I have discovered Vumatel is very expensive, so I have the option of either R597 pm 20Mbps down, unknown up with Openserve DSL or R907 pm 20Mbps up and down with Vumatel Fibre. My question is, is there any disadvantage in choosing DSL over fibre? Will there...
  9. A

    Can Fibre Providers reuse the same CTE / ONT?

    In our area I have three fibre providers available to me (yes, they dug up the verge, my driveway and every water pipe in the street three times). I'm currently with Vumatel and have zero issues but I'm eyeing OpenServe purely because they're considerably cheaper. So my question is, if I were...
  10. Chris

    South African fibre price war

    South African fibre price war South African broadband users are enjoying big price cuts and free speed upgrades on fibre-to-the-home products with fibre network operators and ISPs fighting for market share. The fibre price war was started by Openserve when it upgraded speeds and cut prices on...
  11. Sharkssmart1

    The best and cheapest ISP packages via Vumatel

    Currently, I am in a position where I can't just change ISPs from one provider to another, but I feel like I just have to bite the bullet and change. That being said, I am certain everyone knows the stubbornness of Vumatel refusing to follow Openserve and Frogfoot's example by allowing other...
  12. Hanno Labuschagne

    Openserve system had a security flaw which exposed broadband customer information

    Openserve system had a security flaw which exposed broadband customer information The Openserve Uniweb system contained a security vulnerability which potentially exposed broadband subscriber information to Internet service providers who were not supposed to see it. Openserve is the wholesale...
  13. Chris

    South African fibre price war - uncapped fibre for under R400 per month

    South African fibre price war - uncapped fibre for under R400 per month South Africans can now buy a fast, uncapped fibre-to-the-home service for under R400 per month thanks to speed increases and price cuts from network operators. The fibre price war in South Africa was started by Openserve...
  14. T

    Webafrica packages/pricing change

    I have a 100/50 fibre line and pay R1119 with Webafrica on Openserves infrastructre. At the begining of the month I noticed my speed doubled to 200/100. I thought this was a free upgrade because of the recent news about Openserve's free speed upgrades. Anyway, so I needed to download something...
  15. C

    Telkom/Openserve has not doubled my speed since 1 March 2021

    I am an existing Telkom/Openserve customer for the last 30 months. For the first 10 days of March 2021, my line speed went from 20mbps to 50mbps. From around the middle of the month, I notice that my speed is now 25mbps. I called 10213 and the say that if I want a speed upgrade, then I will...
  16. L

    MWEB - Openserve - Fibre not installed after 14 days after Turnaround Time

    Hi, Can someone please assist me with regards to the installation of my Fibre line at home. I have waited longer than 14 days for the installation of Fibre from Mweb / Openserve to home residence. The request was made on 23 February 2020. To date I have no received any feedback from Openserve...
  17. B

    Ditching Vuma for Openserve

    For the past 4 years, I have used Cell C + Vuma for my internet. I am on a 20mbps fibre line but I feel like we may need something a little faster. I have been very happy with Cell C as my ISP, their support is exceptional and their international capacity is reliable. I checked Cell-C's...
  18. J

    How much cheaper Openserve is than Vumatel

    How much cheaper Openserve is than Vumatel Openserve recently announced free fibre speed upgrades for wholesale customers, as well as price cuts across a number of products. A number of local ISPs have confirmed that these speed upgrades and price cuts will be passed on to customers, which...
  19. R

    Cool Ideas - Cancellation Fee to Cancel A Service??? R1500

    Howzit MyBB Community, Recently, Openserve announced price reductions across their product range,. Afrihost very quickly responded, by initiating a free upgrade campaign! Same bucks...more speed. As a then loyal Cool Ideas customer, I called to enquire as to what their plans were. They...
  20. Hanno Labuschagne

    Fibre price face-off in South Africa following Openserve wholesale changes

    Fibre price face-off in South Africa following Openserve wholesale changes A fibre price war has started in South Africa after Openserve announced major changes to its wholesale offering. Openserve is South Africa’s biggest fixed broadband provider and covers over 2.4 million households with...
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