Huge demand for Supersonic Air Fibre

Hanno Labuschagne

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Huge demand for Supersonic Air Fibre

Supersonic has seen significant demand for its Unlimited Air Fibre wireless product, which was announced at the start of February 2021.

The ISP last month revealed it was launching the service to offer fibre-like uncapped wireless Internet in areas without fibre coverage.

Starting from R399 per month, customers can get fast, consistent download speeds of 5Mbps and upload of 2Mbps.
 

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“We believe that due to the fact that it bears four core traits similar to fibre – namely low latency, high speed, unlimited data and guaranteed throughputs – it is reasonable to use ‘Fibre’ in the name, using ‘Air’ to clarify any misconceptions,” Supersonic stated.
What i said, but some clever mybb okes focused on the noun and ignore the modifier.
Excuse me?
True, but to be fair, aerial was not exactly the right word to use. One can understand the assumption that it is wireless...fibre by aerial. Above ground/overhead fibre is/was a better term.
 

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Am little worried am new sites roll out, will all sites get 10Gbps no matter that area economy?
 

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What i said, but some clever mybb okes focused on the noun and ignore the modifier.

True, but to be fair, aerial was not exactly the right word to use. One can understand the assumption that it is wireless...fibre by aerial. Above ground/overhead fibre is/was a better term.
It's not being clever but correct. If I don't have the fibre line coming into my house I don't have fibre or else every wisp or wireless service provider can call their product fibre as well. Saying air fibre is like saying dry water.

With that said I am highly tempted by this. It's a toss up between Rain and Supersonic. Only problem is with Rain I still need another connection so it will cost R333. This is R399 but I'd prefer to have some backup as well so unless that's payg I'd have to pay R482.

I will sign up with this just to provide some competition to Vumatel.
 

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This is FTTC at best. Calling it Air Fibre is wrong - your average joe that calls his internet "wifi" will think he is buying a fibre service.

Agreed. It's like calling ADSL fibre. The MSAN's uplink may be fibre, but that doesn't change anything about the last mile being copper.
 
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