Strong growth for Vodacom fibre business

Jamie McKane

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Strong growth for Vodacom fibre business

Vodacom has published its trading update for the quarter ended 31 December 2020, showing strong growth in its fibre business.

Group service revenue increased by 4.2% over the period, with South African service revenue increasing by 5.4%.
 

system32

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average usage per smart device increased by 34.9% to 2.1GB per month
2.1GB average smartphone... makes complete sense that Vodacom sell pre-paid:
50MB/R12/30 days​
150MB/R29/30 days​
350MB/R55/30 days​
500MB/R79/30 days​
1GB/R99/30 days​
3GB/R229/30 days​

Time to drop the 500MB and below and introduce a 5GB/90 days
 

MEG101

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Get rid of the FUP that is really rediculous for a fiber connection. How can you be shaped on 20mbps line to 2mbps after 750GB? Netflix itself in 4K uses about 7GB per hour, so if you stream a 2 hour movie then you used 14GB per movie. Stream like 8 hours a day, then that adds up to over 100GB per day just for streaming. If you do stream so much per day, not counting downloads and updates or browsing, you quickly reaching the 750GB cap. Reducing the line to 2mbps is rediculous!! 10mbps 500GB, 20mbps 750GB, 50mbps 1.5TB and 100mbps 2.5TB. Other ISP like Supersonic or Cell C have No FUP
 

furpile

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Get rid of the FUP that is really rediculous for a fiber connection. How can you be shaped on 20mbps line to 2mbps after 750GB? Netflix itself in 4K uses about 7GB per hour, so if you stream a 2 hour movie then you used 14GB per movie. Stream like 8 hours a day, then that adds up to over 100GB per day just for streaming. If you do stream so much per day, not counting downloads and updates or browsing, you quickly reaching the 750GB cap. Reducing the line to 2mbps is rediculous!! 10mbps 500GB, 20mbps 750GB, 50mbps 1.5TB and 100mbps 2.5TB. Other ISP like Supersonic or Cell C have No FUP
That's easy, just use any of the proper ISP's on the Vodacom fibre network instead of Vodacom.
 

Pixual

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They just rang my bell and showed me the deals they are offering for early sign-ups to the fibre that is in the process of being installed on my street.

10/10 Mbps for R600 or so per month. Not good enough.
 
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