Telkom launches new uncapped fibre products

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Telkom launches new uncapped fibre products

Telkom has launched new high-speed fibre packages for existing and new customers which offer much better value-for-money.

These new fibre products follow Openserve’s speed upgrades and price changes on its Fibre Connect and Openserve Copper Connect product offerings on 1 March.
 

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We've been having it

 

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Should we not start looking at fiber line portability (like with the mobile space)to bring about more competition among networks and help people like MetroFibre to become more competitive?
 

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Vumatel. Wake up.

R899 for a 20mbps fibre line still, and that is after you hiked up the prices from R804pm.

I wish Vumatel would consider increasing speed too, they did at the start of covid. They seem to be the only provider that didnt.
 

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Should we not start looking at fiber line portability (like with the mobile space)to bring about more competition among networks and help people like MetroFibre to become more competitive?
Mobile portability is in respect of a number and not infrastructure - the equivalent would be a fixed IP address? The FNO's who are open allow you to move your line between ISPs already - the ISPs should be pressuring MetroFibre to be more competitive.
 

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I am hoping FrogFoot do the same - i mean i cant complain they have upgraded the 100mbps to 200 but it would be nice if that could be a permanent upgrade... i am contemplating a 1gbps line in the near future though just because i can :p
 
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Vumatel. Wake up.

R899 for a 20mbps fibre line still, and that is after you hiked up the prices from R804pm.

I wish Vumatel would consider increasing speed too, they did at the start of covid. They seem to be the only provider that didnt.
Our community have already started effecting expressions of interest to Openserve to roll out fibre here to compete with the over-priced Vumatel service.
 

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Still waiting on Octotel to let us know if they are going to do anything price wise.....
Their last change 7 months ago was OK, but now we need a further adjustment.


Fibre price comparison
10/10 Mbps15/15 Mbps20/20 Mbps30/30 Mbps100/100 Mbps200/25 Mbps200/200 Mbps1Gb/100 Mbps
RSAWEBR675R695R845R895R1,085R1,195R1,245R1,495
Competitor 1R697R897R1,247R1,497R1,757R1,997
Competitor 2R709R909R1,219R1,419R1,519R1,699
Competitor 3R709R929R1,329R1,329R1,629
Competitor 4R715R955R1,425R1,445R1,765R2,515
Competitor 5R718R877R1,160
Competitor 6R719R819R1,189R1,149R1,309R1,399
Competitor 7R749R929R1,099R1,399R1,759

I'm still waiting for a MyBB comparison of the FNO packages similar to the table in the above, but with names!
 
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Should we not start looking at fiber line portability (like with the mobile space)to bring about more competition among networks and help people like MetroFibre to become more competitive?
How would you accomplish fiber line portability, when the issue is the infrastructure players pricing itself at this point?
 

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Mobile portability is in respect of a number and not infrastructure - the equivalent would be a fixed IP address? The FNO's who are open allow you to move your line between ISPs already - the ISPs should be pressuring MetroFibre to be more competitive.
I cannot understand how MetroFibre can think they are competitive if their 100 Mb is R500 more expensive than Openserve.
 

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How would you accomplish fiber line portability, when the issue is the infrastructure players pricing itself at this point?
I have no idea how it works, but I feel that when you have only one provider in an area you are faced with a monopoly like Telkom in the past and that provider has no motivation to be competitive with pricing.
 

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I have no idea how it works, but I feel that when you have only one provider in an area you are faced with a monopoly like Telkom in the past and that provider has no motivation to be competitive with pricing.

Well think of it like a localised Telkom from way back when basically.

If you have Vumatel only in an area, they own the infrastructure so you can't just magically "port" to Openserve as an infrastructure provider. Openserve would need to buy out Vumatels infrastructure in that area and integrate into their own, or deploy their own infrastructure next to Vumatels to provide a service to you.
 
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Their last change 7 months ago was OK, but now we need a further adjustment.


Fibre price comparison
10/10 Mbps15/15 Mbps20/20 Mbps30/30 Mbps100/100 Mbps200/25 Mbps200/200 Mbps1Gb/100 Mbps
RSAWEBR675R695R845R895R1,085R1,195R1,245R1,495
Competitor 1R697R897R1,247R1,497R1,757R1,997
Competitor 2R709R909R1,219R1,419R1,519R1,699
Competitor 3R709R929R1,329R1,329R1,629
Competitor 4R715R955R1,425R1,445R1,765R2,515
Competitor 5R718R877R1,160
Competitor 6R719R819R1,189R1,149R1,309R1,399
Competitor 7R749R929R1,099R1,399R1,759

I'm still waiting for a MyBB comparison of the FNO packages similar to the table in the above, but with names!
MetroFibre pricing is enough to make you cry....
 
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