“Afrihost recognizes that the barrier of entry for many consumers is not so much the cost of bandwidth, but rather the total cost of a broadband solution,” said Afrihost CEO Gian Visser.
“By introducing the most affordable ADSL bundles South Africa has ever seen, Afrihost is launching an aggressive attack against the high cost of fixed bandwidth installations.”
Afrihost’s pricing undercuts most other Internet service providers (ISPs) in the country, raising the question of how its pricing stacks up against competitors.
The following tables show that Afrihost’s uncapped ADSL bundle pricing is exactly as aggressive as its CEO claims.
|Bundled 384kbps uncapped ADSL account and DSL384 access|
|Telkom Do Broadband||R371|
|Bundled 1Mbps uncapped ADSL account and DSL 1Mbps access|
|Telkom Do Broadband||R658|
|Bundled 4Mbps uncapped ADSL account and DSL 4Mbps access|
|Telkom Do Broadband||R2510|
|Bundled 10Mbps uncapped ADSL account and DSL 10Mbps access|