I wonder if @jannievanzyl would care to give some feedback on this.No they are not yet open access. I would just like to know how are their service, network uptime etc. Read their FUP and doesnt seem too bad, only problem I have is the fact that they wont give you the username and password for the CPE as they state they will manage it..... makes me hesitate to sign, but hey they are the only ones coming to Secunda so will have to wait and see.
@Pitbull who is the subcontractors in your area? We have 3Xcom, so hope it is not the same so we will have the same issue...
Many people, including myself would like to be able to manage their routers themselves. Locking down the router is a security issue for me. For one, I have no idea what monitoring scripts they run to monitor your traffic - and this is an invasion of privacy. Furthermore, I would like to access my NVR over the internet and setup port forwarding for various other things. I also need to connect out to various VPN's at our different branches and have some network equipment which have very specific network configurations. So not being able to manage the DHCP pool is another issue.
Instead I am probably going to be told to spend money on another router. Why though? Even so, DHCP and PNP would be a problem on my network. And the 2nd, less secure Wifi AP would be another problem.
I feel Vodacom should re-look this issue ASAP. Our business fiber provider does not impose any of these issues.