- Jul 2, 2008
Sorry typo it is Vox
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Sorry typo it is Vox
What does RTB stand for?No worries, with the multitude of wireless internet providers doing the rounds these day,s I thought you may have been referring to one of them.
I think Vox might also be providing a Wireless solution. See here:
"Status update: We've signed an agreement with Vox Telecom that will hopefully enable us to launch a 5mbps, 10mbps and 20mbps 100% uncapped, unshaped, unthrottled WiFi service all over Pierre van Ryneveld and Elardus Park.
This will NOT be our desired RTB service, neither will it be available at RTB promo rates, but it should offer great relief to those interested and currently on Rain and other less stable WiFi solutions. We will however implement the RTB "no-nonsense" "fair use policy" - i.e. unmetered DSTV Now, Netflix, Showmax, Spotify, Steam, Origin and Youtube traffic, on this service. This particular service has been deployed with good results in the Eastern and Western Cape and parts of Gauteng.
We'll update you on packages, pricing and availability soon.
We're having extraordinary success with our RTB service at the complexes in Pierre van Ryneveld, and we'll continue working tirelessly to make this service available to freestanding properties."
@phoneJunky - why don't you guys down there cluster together and apply for a single business fibre connection, set up your own wifi network, and split the bill? Based on business pricing, you could be looking at R1499.00p/m and 20mbps each if 10 properties share a 200mbps business connection. You'd have to do your own rate limiting to ensure everyone gets a fair slice of the cake though... Still expensive, but maybe worth it and still beats R2800+ for an individual 20mbps business fibre connection? [DP]
@martin - In the case of business fibre, trenching is handled by Frogfoot, not MFN. Yes, they will trench specifically for the applicant, subject to council approval. For this reason, it can take between 3-6 months to have business fibre installed (or even a little longer), installation costs around R5k+ and the applicant needs to commit to a 24 month contract (but it beats paying nearly R2k per meter in trenching fees). The upside is that it's an uncontended connection, "yours and yours only", business SLA, and if it's really for business purposes, it's a business expense for tax purposes. We have one user on a business fibre connection in Pierre van Ryneveld. It took about 7 months to get it done, but he was desperate as he runs a guest house. [DP]
Where can one have a look at the planned fibre areas? Is there an updated map available?@martin, it's an expensive way to do it, but it can be done nevertheless. No business papers needed. If you can afford it and you're willing to pay for it, they will do it. HOWEVER, MFN does have plans where you live, depending on their success with the Jacobus de Villiers/Hertzog pilot, so just hang on before you hurry into a 24 month business fibre contract with Frogfoot. [DP]
@martin, it's an expensive way to do it, but it can be done nevertheless. No business papers needed. If you can afford it and you're willing to pay for it, they will do it. HOWEVER, MFN does have plans where you live, depending on their success with the Jacobus de Villiers/Hertzog pilot, so just hang on before you hurry into a 24 month business fibre contract with Frogfoot. [DP]
Re: SADV - they have reached 40% interest in the area and will (in theory) proceed to roll out. **However**, they still need to approach Tshwane for the necessary approvals. This in itself may take a very long time. MFN is only **starting** to get wayleaves now, dating from 2016/2017. SADV is also behind all of MFN, Frogfoot and Openserve in the "queue". Although we certainly hope they get approvals, and we'll be able to offer decent packages on SADV, there remains a possibility that Tshwane simply won't grant them approvals at this time.