Opinions on Openserve fiber

JimboJambo

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My area just got lit up for fiber and it seems the only provider is Openserve. Whilst im not too bothered with the price, I just want to know if anyone here has had experience with them as their primary fiber ISP and if i should rather wait on other ISPs to operate on the infrastructure? Since we all know Openserve is basically a subsidiary of TelScum.
 

moklet

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Openserve is the infrastructure provider, you are free to use any ISP (you don't have to use telkom as your ISP)
 

supersunbird

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As said, Openserve in only the fibre installer, not an ISP. You can get many ISPs on Openserve, even Vodacom does Openserve ISP accounts.

I am on Openserve fibre with Afrihost Premium (initially 10mbps for R847pm, now 40mbps for R1397pm). Watching those linux distro torrents come down at 3.5MB/s is grand.

Still the only fibre installed in Garsfontein, after a year from happening, so it would have been pointless waiting for some other company to roll out.
 

ajan

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Do not go with openserve infrastructure if you have any other option to go with. I've been currently battling with exchange congestion for the past 4 months, no one has bat an eye yet to the problem.

No matter the amount of money you throw at the their network, you will still have a degraded third world experience.
 
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