Fibre is killing ADSL

Kevin Lancaster

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Fibre is killing ADSL

Point Topic has released its Trends in Global Broadband Subscribers report for Q3 2016, which shows that copper (DSL) decline is accelerating.

The number of copper lines globally fell by 11.6% year-on-year, while fibre-to-the-home connections increased by 76.9% between Q3 2015 and Q3 2016.
 

Okty

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Wonder when they will ever get fibre to my town?

"Yoo city-slickers thank y'all that with dem fancy fibre and coffee shop!" :p
 

Nod

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Telkom should be replacing the copper lines with fibre.
But, we are talking about Telkom ...
 

Genisys

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Ah, yes, fibre. No chance of getting it here within the next 200 years, so not even worth trying to think about it.
 

OCP

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No fibre in my area ..... ADSL is pi ss poor and thats killing me .....
yup, same here....

also - saying that fibre is killing ADSL is like saying Windows 10 is killing Windows 7 (both are new products replacing older/inferior versions)
 

MickZA

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also - saying that fibre is killing ADSL is like saying Windows 10 is killing Windows 7 (both are new products replacing older/inferior versions)
Not really, Windows 10 is freely available anywhere in South Africa after all :)
 

OCP

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Not really, Windows 10 is freely available anywhere in South Africa after all :)
ya well.. if you want to get technical; there is plenty of hardware not compatible with Win10 so you could equate that to the Telkom exchanges that are not likely to get fibre upgrades ;-)
 

LCBXX

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Killing ADSL? Superseding is the word I would use.

EDGE is killing GPRS. Fuel injection is killing carburetors. LCD is killing CRT.
 

PsYTraNc3

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Killing ADSL? Superseding is the word I would use.

EDGE is killing GPRS. Fuel injection is killing carburetors. LCD is killing CRT.
SO was actually quite shocked over the weekend when she saw a G on her phone :D
I think she's too young for me...
 

Petec

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Beside myself with excitement.

In a month to two, we are getting fibre in our area. R589 per month. 10/5 meg fully Uncapped, and zero installation charges ( I am in an apartment building and have rallied the tenants :)) . I'll additionally pay a grand, once off, for VOIP setup as well as the wireless handset and will have my number ported and then only pay 60c/per minute to cell and 20c per minute to landlines.

So I will be swapping my 2 meg adsl and telkom line rental (excluding call charges) , which costs me R560 per month, for a 10 meg service with call costing a third...

I cut Monochoice off 4 years ago, and can't WAIT to do the same to Telscum!

My heart bleeds for those who are on the long waiting list for fibre. It's just bloodywell not fair!
 

supersunbird

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Telkom should be replacing the copper lines with fibre.
But, we are talking about Telkom ...
But they are...

Telkom actually has an advantage over other fibre providers. They know where the ADSL users are. The whole of Garsfontein is now mostly live on fibre now. We didn't ask them as a community, they just came and installed it out of their own. I assume because we have a lot of ADSl users.
 
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justplain

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I am completely happy with my 10mb ADSL. There are a few slow downs at times in the evenings. For the most part it's been super solid.
I think one of the main reasons they lose out to fibre is that telkom continue to bundle line rental and ADSL together.
If they dropped the damn line rental and went naked ADSL at slightly reduced rate it would be no more expensive for me than fibre would cost +ISP
Problem is, I am sure this is not their strategy and fibre is the way forward in urban areas.
Sadly telkom are likely to lose me to a non telkom/openserv provider and ISP simply due to ADSL pricing, not because I have a problem with the service itself
 
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