What to expect from fibre prices in South Africa

Hellhound105

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People say you should expect the unexpected. Thus I expect the fibre prices to make me bacon in the morning
 

Totempole

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Gotta be honest, it comes as no surprise that Fibre Providers are behaving monopolistically.

They each have exclusivity in most of the areas they've rolled out in, so no reason to significantly drop prices.

Looking at current pricing structures, Vumatel is the biggest culprit of this sort of behaviour.

Basically they're all doing the same thing Telkom has been doing with ADSL for all these years.
 

Shadowchaser1

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If Telkom do get rid of their copper and replace it with fibre in the next 5 years like they said in an article we are going to have a White Christmas.
 

justplain

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Let me know when you can get 40/10 uncapped for R500. Currently 20mb uncapped packages are circa R800.
IF you want to go 4k, you need a min 25Mb line, which you cannot get.
Suddenly you have to go to a 100Mb line for a seemless 4K experience...and that is a R1000!
40Mb would be a sweet spot...for R500.... :)
 

Lupus

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Let me know when you can get 40/10 uncapped for R500. Currently 20mb uncapped packages are circa R800.
IF you want to go 4k, you need a min 25Mb line, which you cannot get.
Suddenly you have to go to a 100Mb line for a seemless 4K experience...and that is a R1000!
40Mb would be a sweet spot...for R500.... :)
R1000 for 100mb I'd take it, but none of the Vumatel isps have that and uncapped. Hell you'd be lucky to get 50 at that.
Funny thing is a friend got 100mb fibre in 2015 and is still paying R750pm, think it's cell c now but it was someone else.
Since I've had Vumatel it's gone up twice.
 

Swa

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100mb should be no more than R500 by now. Instead Vumatel hiked their entry level from just over R400 to R600.
 

backstreetboy

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Let me know when you can get 40/10 uncapped for R500. Currently 20mb uncapped packages are circa R800.
IF you want to go 4k, you need a min 25Mb line, which you cannot get.
Suddenly you have to go to a 100Mb line for a seemless 4K experience...and that is a R1000!
40Mb would be a sweet spot...for R500.... :)
Not at all you only need a 15mb line and once AV1 comes out I'm sure it'll even be a bit less...

https://mybroadband.co.za/news/broa...eed-for-watching-netflix-in-south-africa.html
 

Johnatan56

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Yup saw that Netflix 4k tops out at 15.2
Are they using AV1 for all their 4k yet? The SVT-AV1 project is quite interesting: http://www.linuxbenchmarking.com/?video-benchmarks Sadly benchmark doesn't have 4k fps times, but suffice to say it's long. Using the normal ffmpeg one I was stuck at 0.3-0.7fps since only on one thread and the algorithm wasn't great. Still okay for a 20 seconds video in the background, but not great.
 
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