The unlikely uncapped ADSL provider which crushes the competition

Fibre-to-the-home is gaining momentum in South Africa, but the reality is that most fixed-broadband subscribers in the country still use ADSL.

According to the latest Telkom results, nearly one million South African homes and businesses rely on ADSL and VDSL for their fixed broadband needs.

While DSL is an inferior technology to fibre-to-the-home, it is more affordable for high usage than mobile broadband or fixed-LTE solutions.

Fixed LTE products from Rain, Telkom, and Cell C offer better value for money than DSL for capped accounts of around 100GB per month.

However, when you move into hundreds of gigabytes per month an uncapped account reigns supreme, and this is where ADSL comes into its own.

Telkom crushing the competition

Telkom’s UNLIMITEDhome products crush the competition in the uncapped DSL market.

While its prices are lower than competing ISPs for most products, it hides the true value of what Telkom is offering.

Telkom’s UNLIMITEDhome products include landline rental, free Telkom Mobile data, and unlimited anytime calls for up to an hour per call to Telkom numbers.

Here is how the products from other ISPs compare to Telkom’s UNLIMITEDhome products.

Uncapped DSL Price Comparison
Service Speed Landline Price Total Price
4Mbps
Telkom UNLIMITEDhome 4Mbps Included R605
MWEB 4Mbps R201 R696
Axxess Premium 4Mbps R201 R720
Cybersmart Home Uncapped 4Mbps R201 R780
Afrihost Premium 4Mbps R201 R818
10Mbps
Telkom UNLIMITEDhome 10Mbps Included R807
Cybersmart Home Uncapped 10Mbps R201 R980
MWEB 10Mbps R201 R1,014
Axxess Premium 10Mbps R201 R1,020
Afrihost Premium 10Mbps R201 R1,118
20Mbps
Telkom UNLIMITEDhome 20Mbps Included R1,008
MWEB 20Mbps R201 R1,193
Cybersmart Home Uncapped 20Mbps R201 R1,359
Afrihost Premium 20Mbps R201 R1,518
Axxess Premium 20Mbps R201 R1,520
40Mbps
Telkom UNLIMITEDhome 40Mbps Included R1,311
MWEB 40Mbps R201 R1,758
Cybersmart Home Uncapped 40Mbps R201 R1,764
Axxess Premium 40Mbps R201 R1,950
Afrihost Premium 40Mbps R201 R1,968

Now read: The top-rated ADSL and fibre ISPs in South Africa

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