The highest broadband speeds for South Africa homes

newby_investor

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a spare left nut i have
lots of money i dont have

ISP will just have to accept what i offer
I'm not sure about every FNO but from what I've seen, gigabit (where it's offered) is only roughly double the 10Mb/s price. Which is crazy if you think about it, ~100x the speed for only double the price. Much better value for money.

Having said that though, I'm on 15/15 (Octotel) and I never noticed any problem. I don't download large games, and it's enough for my streaming needs.
 

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Metro Fibre & Openserve Cap line speeds at 200Mb/s nothing more...

Apparently the FNO are looking into upgrading - this was as per someone in VOX ftth department...
 

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A mate of mine in New Zealand told me on Thursday last week, they've already stated rolling out 10Gbps connections to homes in Auckland.
 

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A mate of mine in New Zealand told me on Thursday last week, they've already stated rolling out 10Gbps connections to homes in Auckland.
In the datacentre, 10Gb/s is getting cheap as chips these days. It'll be cool to have it for the home as well.

I don't think homes need 10Gb/s, but I think having stronger infrastructure means the ISPs and FNOs should be able to handle congestion better.
 

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Hoping to have my 500/50Mbps line for 41 EUR installed next week, Europe though, and would regard it as expensive here but that's Western Europe for you.

SA im at 200/200Mbps while the frogfoot special last for double promo, R1050. That one I omyk get full speed local, international usually tops out at 120-140Mbps but think that has more to do with servers as some international downloads I hit 200.

Currently writing this from the train that includes free wifi that seems pretty fast, streaming YT 1080p without issue.
 

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In the datacentre, 10Gb/s is getting cheap as chips these days. It'll be cool to have it for the home as well.

I don't think homes need 10Gb/s, but I think having stronger infrastructure means the ISPs and FNOs should be able to handle congestion better.
Why not have 10Gbps for burst? As long as all the infrastructure is capable there's no different between 10Mbps and 10Gbps as people will get the result faster.

That's why going from around 20-100/200Mbps doesn't have a difference for most users (thinking most of increase is YT and Netflix auto select).
 

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A mate of mine in New Zealand told me on Thursday last week, they've already stated rolling out 10Gbps connections to homes in Auckland.
Problem with 10gbps is that you need some pretty damn serious networking equipment to actually use it. Pretty expensive.
 

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Hoping to have my 500/50Mbps line for 41 EUR installed next week, Europe though, and would regard it as expensive here but that's Western Europe for you.

SA im at 200/200Mbps while the frogfoot special last for double promo, R1050. That one I omyk get full speed local, international usually tops out at 120-140Mbps but think that has more to do with servers as some international downloads I hit 200.

Currently writing this from the train that includes free wifi that seems pretty fast, streaming YT 1080p without issue.
Back in our place in Portugal circa 2012, for ~€30pm we had 50mbps, 75 channels, and unlimited local calls.
Now you can get 1000/200mbps, 150 channels, and unlimited local calls, for €46pm.

The same package above but with a 500/100 line is €37pm.

€41 seems a tad high for what you're getting. Do you have an included TV package?
 

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Problem with 10gbps is that you need some pretty damn serious networking equipment to actually use it. Pretty expensive.
It's less expensive than you might think. Microtik have an 8-port 10G router / switch which comes in at around R5k, IIRC, and you can get NICs for about R1.5k if you're willing to import. Not nothing I guess, but not as expensive as you might think either.

Why not have 10Gbps for burst? As long as all the infrastructure is capable there's no different between 10Mbps and 10Gbps as people will get the result faster.

That's why going from around 20-100/200Mbps doesn't have a difference for most users (thinking most of increase is YT and Netflix auto select).
Past 150Mb/s or so and the bottleneck will be most peoples' wifi. A few like us nerds might insist that we need extra speed, but most folks won't care after a certain point.

Like I said, if the back-haul is upgraded to faster speeds, then that's great. Will do wonders for places where the contention ratio is a bit high. Or if you have say a business with lots of users (I doubt most peoples' homes have too many simultaneous 4k streams going on).
 

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Suggestion to @Bradley Prior
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I'm interested to see ping times between different ISP on same FNO.

Not all ISP and FNO's are the same with some having complex back haul networks with many hops that impact latency.
Not such a problem when streaming, but affects latency sensitive apps (eg games, voip, video conference)

eg.
MetroFibre FNO network can't handle more that 200Mbps.
MFN 200Mbps option is also expensive.
I did see that MetroFibre is offering 1Gbps FTTB connections, to it would seem that their infrastructure can handle More than 200Mbps?

 

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Our commitment is for 100Mbps international download, as that is how Vumatel promoted the wholesale 1Gbps product.

We don't however throttle international to 100Mbps at all, since it's simply not worth our while to do so, and it's never become a problem. @jannier and others will vouch for Cool Ideas' 1Gbps international speeds.

I was worried about this. Only saw the "disclaimer" (?) of the 100mbps up/down for international traffic on the CISP 1gbps symmetrical package with FF as the FNO...

I was taken aback and surprised. Was not aware of that at all.

And as you've pointed out, is totally at odds with my experience of the CISP 1gbps line over the last 12+ months... To go back to 100mbps international from 1000mbps would be torturous. Please keep it the way it is! If I read you correctly, nothing's going to change... ?
 

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I was worried about this. Only saw the "disclaimer" (?) of the 100mbps up/down for international traffic on the CISP 1gbps symmetrical package with FF as the FNO...

I was taken aback and surprised. Was not aware of that at all.

And as you've pointed out, is totally at odds with my experience of the CISP 1gbps line over the last 12+ months... To go back to 100mbps international from 1000mbps would be torturous. Please keep it the way it is! If I read you correctly, nothing's going to change... ?
Nothing will change our side. Vumatel marketing just requested specific text....
 
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