broken1

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In english, how much will it cost me per month, to have a fast line and decent amount of bandwidth to download?
 

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I must say that the SEACOM guys are professional, transparent and truly a breath of fresh air in the local telecoms space. They discuss all project details, timelines and pricing openly – none of the usual ‘imminent’ and ‘can’t discuss that now’ rubbish. They gave me a great deal of hope!
 

rpm

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In english, how much will it cost me per month, to have a fast line and decent amount of bandwidth to download?
They obviously only sell wholesale, but the cost will definitely come down for consumers, bandwidth limits will increase and contention ratios improved. More details tommorow...
 

Highflyer_GP

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This is the difference between the private sector and the public (government) sector - folk from the private sector tend to be much more transparent and open to discussion.
 

The_Unbeliever

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The price for an STM-64 connection, supplying 9.6 Gbps of bandwidth, is $ 1 663 875 or R 267-00 per Mbps per month. The price per Mbps per month for a STM-1 (155 Mbps) service is R 673-00 while a STM-4 (600 Mbps) connection costs R 575-00 and a STM-16 (2.5 Gbps) service will cost R 435-00.
 

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This is truly a breath of fresh air. As RPM said, their transparency and their professionalsim is very much welcome and reassuring. They are definitely setting a standard on how things should be done. Well done Seacom!
 

Origin248

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Excuse me if I'm wrong, but doesn't this kind of saving means that pricing for internet in this country should tumble 10-fold...well as soon as the services are operational.
 

ShaunSA

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Since it is the private sector I'm thinking it's a safe bet to diarise June 17, 2009... It's going to feel like forever though :)
 

Highflyer_GP

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Excuse me if I'm wrong, but doesn't this kind of saving means that pricing for internet in this country should tumble 10-fold...well as soon as the services are operational.

That's the hope! Possibly even more than 10-fold :)

I just hope that they refuse to do business with Telkom (who can keep their crappy SAT-3 once Seacom is operational)!
 

TelkomUseless

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I can't wait. Damm, this is going to rock!! (except if the SA goverment get tries something)!
 

nictron

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Do they have all the landing rights yet?

If so them I am optimistic for the first time in a long time!
 

Ekhaatvensters

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i'll believe it when i see it

So what don't you belive? The cable is being built, and these are the prices.

What remains a problem is the local network, i.e getting those prices to us. Hopfully Neotels network will be able to get it done cheaply. I can't wait either. :D
 

Scooby_Doo

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lol at those prices the cost for international gigs will be less than local gigs.
 

milomak

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so we could use the internet the way it is intended to be used soon?
 
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