The simple reason why fibre is much cheaper than ADSL in South Africa

Grouter

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Yep, I got tired of paying R200 a month for a phone service I never use just so I could have an internet connection. Cancelled all telkom services 2 weeks ago and moved to Rain LTE.
 

ReeceDBN031

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Yep, I got tired of paying R200 a month for a phone service I never use just so I could have an internet connection. Cancelled all telkom services 2 weeks ago and moved to Rain LTE.
Isnt the topic about Fibre?
 

ReeceDBN031

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Yep, I got tired of paying R200 a month for a phone service I never use just so I could have an internet connection. Cancelled all telkom services 2 weeks ago and moved to Rain LTE.
But really.. touch wood i havent had an issue with my telkom. i would love fibre though.. but no luck
 

markings

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While the naked 10 and 20Mbs services are comparable why is that not the case with the 40Mbs one?
 

Happy Days

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What about Telkom's IPC costs? I seem to recall that the IPC costs pushed the pricing up quite a bit.
 

evilstebunny

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What about Telkom's IPC costs? I seem to recall that the IPC costs pushed the pricing up quite a bit.
Yeah pls investigate why the national carrier is the most expensive of the lot. Government is the major shareholder there so, milking of the people?
 

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like for like, adsl service is pretty much the same price as fibre.
The problem is you need a phone line included.
If Telkom bundled these together it may be a good deal.
I dumped telkom and migrated my number to voip. Had they bundled the service I'd probably still have adsl.
 

rambo919

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2MB is still cheaper than fibre though.... and then again most of the country won't get fibre anyway until a few more decades have passed....
 

Quey_Quick

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I live in a township outside GAUTENG and fibre companies will never invest in other townships except Alexandra which is a LAB RAT.



2030
Do you have source for this information? link to an article perhaps?
 

rambo919

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5G (so-called) isn't a replacement for fibre. It's going to run into the same network congestion issues that the LTE services have.
It'll be a great complement to fibre but won't replace it.
And the base station batteries will keep getting stolen too.
 
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