The cheapest and most expensive fibre networks in South Africa

Jamie McKane

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The cheapest and most expensive fibre networks in South Africa

One of the biggest advantages fibre has over ADSL is its reduced costs, and this is due in part to the proliferation of open-access networks and the competition between fibre providers.

Major networks including Vumatel, Openserve, and Octotel compete to roll out fibre in areas and offer the best deal to retain customers in spaces where they overlap.
 

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From August my sub with Rocketnet on Octotel 200/200 is R1255. Afrihost can go suck it.
 

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Price should not be the main consideration when choosing a fibre network. First research the quality of the network, especially in your area if possible, then filter your options by price.
 

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Price should not be the main consideration when choosing a fibre network. First research the quality of the network, especially in your area if possible, then filter your options by price.
Also a lot of the time, you're limited to one provider so you've really got no choice.
 

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One ISP and one speed. Really comprehensive comparison.
 

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The cheapest and most expensive fibre networks in South Africa

One of the biggest advantages fibre has over ADSL is its reduced costs, and this is due in part to the proliferation of open-access networks and the competition between fibre providers.

Major networks including Vumatel, Openserve, and Octotel compete to roll out fibre in areas and offer the best deal to retain customers in spaces where they overlap.
How about comparing the prices of Entry-Level Fibre Offerings to get a better sense of pricing. No doubt Vumatel will come out far less favourably in those findings.
 

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Also a lot of the time, you're limited to one provider so you've really got no choice.
Pretty much this.. if you lucky your estate hasn’t signed an exclusive agreement but the 1st Fibre provider typically sets up network in estate and rarely lets others in for a period.

That being said some of them provide good quality.. albeit at a high cost.
 
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