Pierre van ryneveld ftth/ wireless fibre

martin

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MFN is waiting to see if Frogfoot (connecting the new Atterbury development) will be rolling out on the Aerosud side. Currently their focus is on getting Upper Kirkness rolled out. They'll then move on to the streets between Mustang and Van Ryneveld along Spitfire up to Marauder.

NB: Delitech also offers the MTN packages (support local!). Remember that you need a specific router though, and that the service is tower locked (can't take it on holiday). We will not be offering Rain anytime soon. [DP]
Someone from Vodacom was surveying our street yesterday, asking me and the neighbours if we have fibre and if we are satisfied with our fibre. Is Vodacom planning a rollout or trying to convince customers to switch over to them? I probably should have asked him for some identification but simply told him I wasn't interested. Ryneveld Fibre has been rock solid to date, even with these international outages I haven't really noticed huge differences in speed or latency.
 

DelitechITSolutions

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The network in that part of Pierre van Ryneveld is ready for public consumption, so we're signing off as 'ready and open' to other ISPs on the MFN network (including Vodacom) soon. It's probably just them gearing up for that. He came knocking on my door too; I showed him all of the MFN infrastructure on my property and he took to the street again. [DP]
 

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As far as I can determine, Telkom is not an active provider on MFN anywhere. Telkom initially depended on Openserve (abandoned their plans to roll out), then on Link Africa (approvals to roll out not granted). [DP]
 
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Quintrix

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MFN sales people insist we have fibre on the east side (field side) of Jacobus De Villiers. Did I miss some pole dancers because they definitely did not dig any trenches?
 

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MFN sales people insist we have fibre on the east side (field side) of Jacobus De Villiers. Did I miss some pole dancers because they definitely did not dig any trenches?
Didn't they trench there when they trenched Dan Pienaar 2 years(or so) back?

You can quickly check if there is black box close to you. Or mayber they used arial fibre and plant poles in some yards?
 

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Didn't they trench there when they trenched Dan Pienaar 2 years(or so) back?

You can quickly check if there is black box close to you. Or mayber they used arial fibre and plant poles in some yards?
No they did not trench.

West of Jacobus De Villiers is an aerial fibre island between JdV and Hertzog but nothing east of JdV that I'm aware of.
 

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There is no fibre on Jacobus de Villiers even number properties. It's part of the Upper Kirkness roll out. MFN wasted time so their wayleave for Upper Kirkness lapsed. They should have started trenching first week of December, but decided not to because of their annual closure between 15 Dec and 6 Jan. Then it started raining. So yeah, that's about the extent of it. They have appealed with Tshwane to extend the wayleave. It's one thing to sign up directly with MFN or Delitech / Ryneveld Fibre, it's another altogether when a 3rd party ISP jumps the gun on "Fibre is AVAILABLE"- we feel sorry for all the people that signed up with these ISPs. I hope they communicate what's happening. [DP]
 

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Didn't they trench there when they trenched Dan Pienaar 2 years(or so) back?

You can quickly check if there is black box close to you. Or mayber they used arial fibre and plant poles in some yards?
MTN trenched there some time ago. They had plans to launch MTN fibre at the time. [DP]
 
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