GTS starting to roll out Broadband services

Wyzak

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Goal Technology Solutions (GTS) has started to roll out its broadband over power lines (BPL) services in various locations around the country, but is struggling with municipalities dragging their feet.

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Goal Technology Solutions (GTS) has stopped rolling out its "broadband" due to lack of demand, excessive prices and lies it told to consumers.

Either way I'm sure they'll be able to beat the 4 week installation time that Telkom has. When you only have 1 customer its easy to install it in less than 4 weeks.
 

ShaunSA

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GTS. Coming soon to a spaza near you... erm imminently...
 

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I've phoned them and the guys that I spoke to was very helpfull. Aparantly if your body corporate approves it you can have it within 3 weeks. That's impressive. The add also mentioned a 512k speed, which the guy told me should actually be broadband speeds, which is around 4mb.

Let's see how all this pan out. I'm speeking to my body corporate in this week, so will let you know if it's really that easy to get.
 

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If you look at the prices for their ADSL offering over phone lines as opposed to over power lines, the power is more expensive though it is soft-capped, but surely it should be cheaper?

Power lines:
GoalNet Internet 3GB Up to 512kbps 3GB Data R 410 Month to Month Includes Free Modem

ADSL:
Goal ADSL 3G Unshaped Depends on ADSL line 3 Gigabytes hard capped R 259 Month to Month ADSL modem
 
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Goal ADSL 3G Unshaped Depends on ADSL line 3 Gigabytes hard capped R 259 Month to Month ADSL modem

I don't quite understand this statement?? :confused: Definitely not cheaper having an ADSL account?? Unless I'm missing something.

A Telkom "up to 512kbps" account will cost you:

R100 line rental +
R362 ADSL rental +
R180 3Gig Axxess Int

= R642

EDIT: oops my bad....Just read it again and saw you refer to their GOAL ADSL option...my bad...sorry
 

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2006/12/11: "Maguire guarantees that their broadband service will operate at a speed of 90 Mbps which is 22 times faster than Telkom’s fastest broadband offering. This will enable users to enjoy multiple high-definition television channels at the same time as having access to broadband internet and telephony."

2006/08/04: "GTS have recently announced that they will be offering four different ADSL offerings, namely a 5 GB service at R 228-00 per month, a 10 GB service at R 399-00 per month, a 15 GB service at R 570-00 per month and a 20 GB service at R 648-00 per month."

2007/03/14: "Homes in Tshwane are already receiving 30 Mbps broadband services, and these connections may spread country wide in mid to late 2007. This is according to Adrian McGuire, MD of GTS."

2007/06/08: "GTS’s GoalNet broadband services, which make use of Power Line Communication technologies, starts at R 189-00 per month for a 512 Kbps service with a 500 MB usage limit. Their 1 GB GoalNet offering is priced at R 299-00 while their 3 GB and 5 GB services come in at R 410-00 and R 500-00 per month respectively. Their top-up rate is R 70-00 per GB."

How the GOAL posts have shifted... :D
 

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2006/12/11: "Maguire guarantees that their broadband service will operate at a speed of 90 Mbps which is 22 times faster than Telkom’s fastest broadband offering. This will enable users to enjoy multiple high-definition television channels at the same time as having access to broadband internet and telephony."

2006/08/04: "GTS have recently announced that they will be offering four different ADSL offerings, namely a 5 GB service at R 228-00 per month, a 10 GB service at R 399-00 per month, a 15 GB service at R 570-00 per month and a 20 GB service at R 648-00 per month."

2007/03/14: "Homes in Tshwane are already receiving 30 Mbps broadband services, and these connections may spread country wide in mid to late 2007. This is according to Adrian McGuire, MD of GTS."

2007/06/08: "GTS’s GoalNet broadband services, which make use of Power Line Communication technologies, starts at R 189-00 per month for a 512 Kbps service with a 500 MB usage limit. Their 1 GB GoalNet offering is priced at R 299-00 while their 3 GB and 5 GB services come in at R 410-00 and R 500-00 per month respectively. Their top-up rate is R 70-00 per GB."

How the GOAL posts have shifted... :D

They smelled the money as Papi and then Neotel did. Once they are there they go in cahoots with Telkom and we the consumer will take the brunt thanks to ICASA and KIE. We will NEVER see or experience broadband per se' as per overseas ISP's
 

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Wtf

GTS-WTF? where is the difference in pricing, bandwidth and speed. Another quack venture with dollar signs in their eyes. What a shame? :mad:
 

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2006/12/11: "Maguire guarantees that their broadband service will operate at a speed of 90 Mbps which is 22 times faster than Telkom’s fastest broadband offering. This will enable users to enjoy multiple high-definition television channels at the same time as having access to broadband internet and telephony."

2006/08/04: "GTS have recently announced that they will be offering four different ADSL offerings, namely a 5 GB service at R 228-00 per month, a 10 GB service at R 399-00 per month, a 15 GB service at R 570-00 per month and a 20 GB service at R 648-00 per month."

2007/03/14: "Homes in Tshwane are already receiving 30 Mbps broadband services, and these connections may spread country wide in mid to late 2007. This is according to Adrian McGuire, MD of GTS."

2007/06/08: "GTS’s GoalNet broadband services, which make use of Power Line Communication technologies, starts at R 189-00 per month for a 512 Kbps service with a 500 MB usage limit. Their 1 GB GoalNet offering is priced at R 299-00 while their 3 GB and 5 GB services come in at R 410-00 and R 500-00 per month respectively. Their top-up rate is R 70-00 per GB."

How the GOAL posts have shifted... :D

Thanks a lot riaan_pta for the excellent summary.

That pretty much kills any sympathy I might've had left for GTS. Pfft! Another typical day in the South African telecoms sector, another typical attempt at buttshafting the consumer. Yay for us!
 

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Does that include line rental do you think?
The rental should be included in our electricity bill - but i'm sure they're not just going to wave as the gravey train passes by.....:mad:
 

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"GTS said that their current ADSL offering, an unshaped service raging from R 92-00 for 1 GB to R 1 237-00 for 20 GB, is a SAIX based offering and will be complimented by a far cheaper shaped offering in the near future."

Firstly, again with the capping and the 1GB....when will this turn into uncapped or 5-10GB packages at a similar price?

Point two being that some people refer to 2010 as "the near future", so any idea when cheaper packages will be availible??
 

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GTS said that their current ADSL offering, an unshaped service raging from R 92-00 for 1 GB to R 1 237-00 for 20 GB, is a SAIX based offering and will be complimented by a far cheaper shaped offering in the near future.

:mad: SAIX ...... Looks like all roads lead to Telkom after all......
 

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Wish somebody would just lay another under sea cable.!!!
 

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bpl and electrical utilities

I wonder what GTS will do when they discover that the :sick:municipalities will soon not own the electrical power network they use to sell electricity to consumers because whether we like it or not the "RED"'s :cool: from escom wil take over that function from the municipalities which in turn means they will no longer have a valid contract to make use of these power lines for BPL.:eek:

Consumers using bpl will also have no option for :mad:complaining to ICASA in regard to inteference caused to their equipment.

I have come upon a site in the US where it was proven that even with this new DS2 chip you can suffer a reset of your Bpl modem and there it nothing you can do but to reset every time this happens so I wonder if wireless is still the best option apart from Telkom. :confused:
 

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smoke and mirrors

All these "cheap" ISP/s using whatever new technology is the flavour of the day, still depend on one thing. SAT3

Until the submarine fibres are liberated, using broadband over Fibre strung between two Poles, or 23.5 twists per meter in a anti-clockwise direction gold stranded cable with platinum inlays will still not help.

The key is content, which lies on the other end of the submarine cables.

To sort out the problem, your have to sort out SAT3 and its ilk
 

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Are there guys for real?:rolleyes: And how will the continued electricity crisis affect them?
 

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when there done with there networks all you need then is for them to get hold of the SAT-3 cable and then the broadband war begins!!!:D:D
 

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PackageGoalNet*ADSL**HSDPA***
500MBR189-R189
1GBR299R92R289
3GBR410R259R689
5GBR500R381R989
*Soft-capped, up to 512kbps.
**Hard-capped, depends on line speed
***Hard-capped, up to 1.8Mbps

Why is it more expensive than their adsl? Why no IS option for 30GB local access? It seems like everybody just wants to shaft us by including their own hidden access fees which doesn't make sense. I know it's soft-capped but it doesn't say anything about being unshaped. I would get much more paying a reasonable fixed per GB charge as I use it. Sorry GTS, I said I won't pay a ridiculous access fee so unless you can offer me at least 1GB for R92 you won't get me as a subscriber. I urge everybody to boycott what appears to be just another iBurst. :mad:
 
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