Vumatel Fibre - Plumstead, Diep River, Elfindale, Southfield and Wynberg

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Got in-home fibre installation scheduled, is the fibre functional same day or is there a waiting period before the network is lit?
 

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Got in-home fibre installation scheduled, is the fibre functional same day or is there a waiting period before the network is lit?
Should be same day depending if you have your own router but also depends on the T'C's with ISP's
 
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Xzib1t

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So my install was scheduled for today, installer arrived and lo and behold there is no fibre in the grey boundary wall box.

I'll have to wait another week for them to move the box / I need to share a box with my neighbor who has fibre (or something like that, it made no sense)

I was wondering when Vumatel became Telkom :)
 

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So my install was scheduled for today, installer arrived and lo and behold there is no fibre in the grey boundary wall box.

I'll have to wait another week for them to move the box / I need to share a box with my neighbor who has fibre (or something like that, it made no sense)

I was wondering when Vumatel became Telkom :)
I didn't have a grey box either but they went ahead with my install anyway.
 

Xzib1t

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I didn't have a grey box either but they went ahead with my install anyway.
They can take the Fibre from the black box and run it through to your house
So I'll assume they have done it this way running it straight from the blackbox in the ground?
The installer mentioned that it could be possible by there would be a lot of hoops to jump through :(
 

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So I'll assume they have done it this way running it straight from the blackbox in the ground?
The installer mentioned that it could be possible by there would be a lot of hoops to jump through :(
Yeah, mine was run from the black box. Told the installer I don't have one of the grey boxes and he said it was not a problem. They did seem to have about 10-15 minutes of troubleshooting but no major issues.
 

Cowboy619

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So my install was scheduled for today, installer arrived and lo and behold there is no fibre in the grey boundary wall box.

I'll have to wait another week for them to move the box / I need to share a box with my neighbor who has fibre (or something like that, it made no sense)

I was wondering when Vumatel became Telkom :)
They could have taken it from the black box. Seems like someone was lazy to work today
And here I am trying to get them to sign off our complex. Supposed to be today but they said next week sometime
 

scavern

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So my install was scheduled for today, installer arrived and lo and behold there is no fibre in the grey boundary wall box.

I'll have to wait another week for them to move the box / I need to share a box with my neighbor who has fibre (or something like that, it made no sense)

I was wondering when Vumatel became Telkom :)
Oh crap. I have installer coming today... really hope that fibre is in the grey box by me! I'm sure something is there as I do remember seeing Vuma guys there...
 

Venomous

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You check on the coverage map
You can sign up with any ISP if there is fibre in your area.
If there is no fibre then most ISPs allow you to sign up to be notified when it does become available. And that will be once vumatel/openserve/etc let all ISP know that the fibre in the area is ready for deployment to interested parties.
 

Maveric12

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Quick question, our (Retreat) area is at a 43% interest shown on Vumatel website. At what stage do they start looking at planning for infrastructure?
 

Cowboy619

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Quick question, our (Retreat) area is at a 43% interest shown on Vumatel website. At what stage do they start looking at planning for infrastructure?
Vumatel. Usually uses the website as reference for interest as people use fake address etc. But you will need to get actual 30% of the neighborhood. Then they would need to get funding from investors and then a go ahead from the city of Cape Town. Southfield and Elfindale took around 6 - 8 months from start to finish
 
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