deweyzeph

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24 month contract = big fail especially if you are already paying an installation fee.
 

DrJohnZoidberg

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24 month contract = big fail especially if you are already paying an installation fee.
This is common practice. R2500 for installation of fibre is nothing, it is probably costing them a lot more in a lot of cases hence the reason for them to lock you into a contract to recoup these costs.
 

labratza

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and when the people in Randburg going to start getting access lol.... would live 4MB fibre as it is 4MB up and Down
 

deweyzeph

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This is common practice. R2500 for installation of fibre is nothing, it is probably costing them a lot more in a lot of cases hence the reason for them to lock you into a contract to recoup these costs.
If they are confident in their service then there should be no need to lock anyone into a contract. I don't trust companies who feel that they have to contractually bind people into buying their product.
 

cenredash

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If they are confident in their service then there should be no need to lock anyone into a contract. I don't trust companies who feel that they have to contractually bind people into buying their product.
For companies in a growth phase this is necessary in order to plan as well as to attract and maintain shareholder interest.
 

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1Gbps/R1299 sounds great but I see more value in the 4Mbps/free option. 4Mb fiber > "4Mb" adsl.
Why pay R1299 per month for 1Gbps when data is R2/GB. Even at 50Mbps you can easily chow through a lot of GBs. I'd probably go for something like the 50Gb line for R499 and then get 250GB for another R499 or something.
 

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Well done Parkhurst people! What, two weeks to get the whole tendering process done? That is excellent. +5-10% on Parkhurst property values?

This will surely lead the way for the rest of the country.

Also,
Vumatel beat various other high-profile bidders, including MTN, Vodacom, Telkom, Dark Fibre Africa, SA Digital Villages, ATEC, Liquid Telecoms, ClearlineIS, Posix, and Cool Ideas.
Important precedent that Telkom did bid for this. It means they see themselves as competing the market. Not just sitting back and relying on their mandated monopoly.

All in all this is massive for the future of broadband in SA.

</excitement>
 

elvis_presley

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If they are confident in their service then there should be no need to lock anyone into a contract. I don't trust companies who feel that they have to contractually bind people into buying their product.
They have to raise millions in financing to pay for the roll out (estimated at R13mil) - I can understand that the financers wanted some kind of contract with the customers and wouldn't see it as a major red flag.
 

Dolby

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So I'm guessing broadband as we know it is changing big time in the next year.

I mean all the FTTH articles and pricing popped up on MyBB within a few months, so I think big things ahead
 

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Yeah, really hopes this creates a good case study for other areas to follow.
 

DrJohnZoidberg

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So I'm guessing broadband as we know it is changing big time in the next year.

I mean all the FTTH articles and pricing popped up on MyBB within a few months, so I think big things ahead
I think so too. I think there is going to be a fibre boom coming soon. Exciting times.
 

Ockie

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Now I am really excited to move to Parkhurst :)
 

leelo

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Urgh, have to wait --- so many years go by, need UPLOAD speed for shotcasting etc. its a sharing world now, not a download world! ! ! ! ! arrrgh hurry
 

elvis_presley

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Interesting - from Vuma's docs, it's not symmetrical fibre (it very rarely is for FTTH):

4Mbps down / 1Mbps up
50Mbps down / 5Mbps up
100Mbps down / 10Mbps up
1000Mbps down / 100Mbps up
 
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