- Aug 2, 2019
Uncapped 100Mbps for R89
With the pilot project, Vumatel plans to offer uncapped fibre broadband services to the residents of Alexandra for R89 per month.
It aims to do this in a way that is commercially-sustainable, without subsidising the township network with profits from clients in affluent suburbs.
To achieve this, Vumatel said its service in townships will not be the same as in the suburbs.
It said it does not “contend” lines in the suburbs. In other words, as far as your download connection is concerned, each house in a suburb effectively has its own line.
Vumatel states that in the underlying gigabit passive optical networking layer, connections are statistically uncontended.
For its township broadband project, Vumatel will run lines at a 1:20 contention ratio. This means that 20 homes will effectively share the same main line to the Internet.
Vumatel will also roll out fibre by hanging cables overhead from poles, which is faster and cheaper than trenching.
Plans for the project have been submitted to the municipal council for approval.
“Once we receive these approvals, we will proceed with the first phase of the project,” said Vumatel.
Vumatel has completed the planning for the first phase.
Can we have an indication of when faster speeds will be available? Honestly 20Mbps is awesome but in comparison to international standards it feels like a joke. I believe that there are many people who wouldn't mind paying premium price for a premium service as long as we also have options like other areas on the Vumatel Network.
Just a thought. Show interest if you covered with Vumareach. By the way thank you Vuma Team for least coming to our area