labratza

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i dont think the pricing is to bad but what is the point if the cap is so low
 

jackshiels

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Once MSAN units are more available, you will be able to get VDSL 40Mb with 75GB for about R750 from Afrihost capped bundles. It isn't worth the initial setup cost unfortunately.

However, VDSL modems are still very expensive and fibre remains a very stable means of getting online. Little to no theft, higher uploads etc.

It would be a difficult choice between the two. However, in the long run VDSL will likely have a more diverse product range than a single fibre provider.
 

TJ99

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Great, so you have enough internets for around an hour and a half, per month...
 

The Trutherizer

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I think its a great start! All I can say is... Ding-dong the bells are tolling for you Telkom.

Since I am not a massive bittorrent user a 125GB account should be enough for me for now. And when you consider that the monthly charge is about R80 cheaper than what I pay in total for ADSL now per month then I'll be saving almost R1000 a year and have a cheaper voice service. Nothing but unshaped speedy bliss.

The installation does not look all that bad to me at all when you consider that and the refundable deposit on the router. Which by the way will not suffer from telephone line surges... Will probably last decades.

I'd totally go for this if it was available in my area.
 

deweyzeph

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Our NeoBroadband connection has been more stable than our DSL connections (max speed of 1.5Mbps in Morningside), and our ISDN lines.
The stability of the connection is not the problem. The problem is that the connection is with Neotel.
 

drukkie

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People complain about no Fibre....and then when we get they still complain...lol
 

Valerion

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The stability of the connection is not the problem. The problem is that the connection is with Neotel.
It's stable and reasonably fast (we get close to the advertised speed (13-14Mbps on a 15Mbps connection). Much better than 1.5Mbps on a 4Mbps connection.
 

kilos

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It's stable and reasonably fast (we get close to the advertised speed (13-14Mbps on a 15Mbps connection). Much better than 1.5Mbps on a 4Mbps connection.
As Valerion states - Nothing wrong with Neotel NeoBB - been using it for 2 years - very stable
 

Yotch

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Weren't Neotel going to launch a fibre to the home service? I hope this is an indication of what might be in the pipeline.
 

Chevron

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Why state in the headline that this product is being held up by icasa, but then no other mention in the article?

Advertorials should be marked as such.
 

Jan

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Sorry for the necropost. Only saw your comment now and I'm a little sick of the baseless accusations regarding our ethics and integrity we've been enduring lately, so I find myself unable to hold my tongue.

Why state in the headline that this product is being held up by icasa, but then no other mention in the article?
(a) You seem to have misread the subtitle/excerpt.

(b) ...

<cough>

General manager of markets and competition at the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa [that's ICASA, by the way], Pieter Grootes, recently highlighted Maboneng as an example of “what we all want” to the rest of the telecommunications industry.

</cough>

Advertorials should be marked as such.
I'm sure if we ever post advertorial they will be. Maybe I'll eat my words one day, but I don't foresee a day where we would need to run advertorial without clearly marking them as such.

Please refrain from harmful insinuations about my integrity, or our ethics (this piece is marked Staff Writer, but I'm the one who put it together with the information on hand; I asked Maboneng for comment as well but they didn't respond by the time of publication).

If you think you could have done an article better by all means voice your discontent, but I see no reason to take potshots at a journalist's character, or a publication's integrity, simply because you have a negative opinion about an article.
 

jannievanzyl

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If you think you could have done an article better by all means voice your discontent, but I see no reason to take potshots at a journalist's character, or a publication's integrity, simply because you have a negative opinion about an article.
Seems poster read 'being held up by ICASA...' as ICASA delaying the service instead of ICASA using it as an example, as was the intention of the author.

In any case, this price point was never an actual commercial offer as far I understand. I've not seen any business case for FTTH that's profitable at this price point, or even 3 times that.
 
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